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The Novel Use Of Green Engineering Concepts In Teaching Separations

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2004 Annual Conference

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Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 20, 2004

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June 20, 2004

End Date

June 23, 2004

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Emerging Trends in Engineering Education

Page Count

16

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9.1281.1 - 9.1281.16

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https://peer.asee.org/13665

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Mariano Savelski

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Stephanie Farrell

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Robert Hesketh

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C. Stewart Slater

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Session 1793

The Novel Use of Green Engineering Concepts in Teaching Separations

C. Stewart Slater, Robert P. Hesketh, Mariano Savelski, Stephanie Farrell

Rowan University Department of Chemical Engineering 210 Mullica Hill Road Glassboro, NJ 08028-1701

Abstract Green engineering concepts can be creatively and effectively integrated into the teaching of courses in separation processes. Through the support of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a Green Engineering Project has fostered efforts to incorporate green engineering into the chemical engineering curriculum. This paper focuses on the integration of green engineering concepts into the courses in the chemical engineering curriculum that cover separation processes (distillation, extraction, absorption, membranes, etc). The paper describes how the green engineering topics are “mapped” into a separations course and presents a sample of the novel types of problems that were developed for instructor use. Green engineering is defined as the design, commercialization and use of processes and products that are feasible and economical while minimizing: generation of pollution at the source and risk to human health and the environment. Students need to be knowledgeable of the design and use of separation processes from a green engineering perspective. Using green engineering principles at the start of the design process can lead to processes and products of a sustainable future. Through the use of in-class examples, cooperative learning exercises, case studies and homework assignments, students can be learn these concepts without the faculty member using substantial additional class time.

Introduction Green engineering was originally defined by the EPA as the design, commercialization and use of processes and products that are feasible and economical while minimizing: generation of pollution at the source and risk to human health and the environment [1]. In a recent conference this definition of green engineering was more broadly defined as transforming existing engineering disciplines and practices to those that lead to sustainability. Green Engineering incorporates development and implementation of products, processes, and systems

Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright  2004, American Society for Engineering Education

Savelski, M., & Farrell, S., & Hesketh, R., & Slater, C. S. (2004, June), The Novel Use Of Green Engineering Concepts In Teaching Separations Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/13665

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