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Exercise In Chemical Engineering For Freshmen

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Conference

2001 Annual Conference

Location

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Publication Date

June 24, 2001

Start Date

June 24, 2001

End Date

June 27, 2001

ISSN

2153-5965

Page Count

6

Page Numbers

6.481.1 - 6.481.6

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https://peer.asee.org/9251

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Edward Chaloupka

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Stephanie Farrell

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Robert Hesketh

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Abstract

The human body is an exquisite combination of interacting systems that can be analyzed through the application of chemical engineering principles. Familiar examples include fluid flow of blood through arteries and veins, mass transfer in the lungs, pumping of the heart, and chemical reactions in cells. Biomedical topics in Chemical Engineering are explored in many curricula through advanced level elective courses, and are sometimes worked into homework problems in core courses. This paper describes a freshman level engineering experiment that is used to introduce students to a wide range of chemical engineering principles through their application to physiological processes. Students take measurements of physiologic variables both at rest and during exercise, and then perform engineering calculations that involve basic principles of mass and energy balances, fluid flow, chemical reactions, energy expenditure, mechanical work and efficiency.

Chaloupka, E., & Farrell, S., & Hesketh, R. (2001, June), Exercise In Chemical Engineering For Freshmen Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. https://peer.asee.org/9251

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