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The Greening Of Chemical Engineering Students

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2005 Annual Conference


Portland, Oregon

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June 12, 2005

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June 12, 2005

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June 15, 2005



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Innovative Topics in ChE Curriculum

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10.1291.1 - 10.1291.18



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Ann Marie Flynn

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The Greening of Chemical Engineering Students

Ann Marie Flynn Department of Chemical Engineering, Manhattan College Riverdale, New York 10471

This work examines the incorporation of green engineering concepts into a traditional, design- oriented heat transfer course for chemical engineering students. Two of the 24 problems developed to cover 13 chapters in the widely used heat transfer textbook, Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer by Incropera and DeWitt in conjunction with the green engineering text Green Engineering – Environmentally Conscious Design of Chemical Processes by Allen and Shonnard are presented here. In general, the problems contain two components - typical heat transfer design calculations and a green engineering analysis of that design. The problems may be either used in their totality or the green engineering component may be used alone. This work also presents the assessment of the incorporation of green concepts into a traditional course. The assessment tools include multiple student surveys and a two-page green engineering analysis submitted by each student in the class. The results show that the use of greened homework problems increased the awareness of the students in the course to a variety of green engineering concepts.

“Proceedings of the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2005, American Society for Engineering Education”

Flynn, A. M. (2005, June), The Greening Of Chemical Engineering Students Paper presented at 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon. 10.18260/1-2--14609

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