June 15, 1997
June 15, 1997
June 18, 1997
2.311.1 - 2.311.12
On Laboratory Development for a Curriculum in Particle Technology
Rajesh N. Dave, Jonathan Luke, Robert Pfeffer, Doris Yacoub, Ian S. Fischer, Anthony D. Rosato
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ 07102
Abstract This paper discusses the development of laboratory facilities for use with an on going NSF- CRCD project that will establish a three-course concentration in particle technology at NJIT, offered across the engineering curriculum. The main objective of the NSF funded project is to address the urgent need for undergraduate and graduate education in this vital field. The experimental and simulation facility which is being developed will be used mainly for the third course, “Experiments and Simulations in Particle Technology” which is intended for upper-level undergraduates and first-year graduate students, but will also become an integral part of other curriculum activities. This paper describes the equipment and the experiments that are being developed for this purpose, and will also describe the faculty and student experiences with a trial course (Experiments in Particle Technology) that is offered during Fall 1996 semester by the first author.
1. Introduction Particle technology is concerned with the characterization, production, modification, flow, handling and utilization of granular solids or powders, both dry and in slurries. This technology spans a host of industries including chemical, agricultural, food products, pharmaceuticals, ceramics, mineral processing, advanced materials, munitions, aerospace, energy and pollution. As a consequence of an NSF Combined Research and Curriculum Development (CRCD) grant, an interdisciplinary concentration of new courses in particle technology is now being created at the New Jersey Institute of Technology by professors in several of its departments1. It is believed that these courses cover material which is substantially absent in the established engineering curricula. In this paper, ongoing efforts towards this curriculum development are described.
The main objective of this project is to establish a concentration in particle technology, see Fischer etal.1 for the details. The proposed concentration consists of mainly three courses. These are: (1) “Introduction to Particle Technology” which is intended for upper-level undergraduates and first-year graduate students, (2) “Current Research in Particle Technology” which is intended for graduate students, and (3) “Experiments and Simulations in Particle Technology” which is intended for upper-level undergraduates and first-year graduate students. In addition, several experiments from the third course will be integrated into core undergraduate laboratory courses in Mechanical and Chemical Engineering departments. In the earlier paper1, the introductory course was described in detail. This paper mainly concerns with the third course, and in particular the development of several experiments and related laboratory facilities. In the
Yacoub, D., & Pfeffer, R., & Dave, R. N., & Luke, J., & Fischer, I. S., & Rosato, A. D. (1997, June), On Laboratory Development For A Curriculum In Particle Technology Paper presented at 1997 Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. https://peer.asee.org/6719
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