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ERIC Number: EJ1113979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Brewing as a Comprehensive Learning Platform in Chemical Engineering
Nielsen, Rudi P.; Sørensen, Jens L.; Simonsen, Morten E.; Madsen, Henrik T.; Muff, Jens; Strandgaard, Morten; Søgaard, Erik G.
Journal of Chemical Education, v93 n9 p1549-1555 Sep 2016
Chemical engineering is mostly taught using traditional classroom teaching and laboratory experiments when possible. Being a wide discipline encompassing topics such as analytical chemistry, process design, and microbiology, it may be argued that brewing of beer has many relations to chemical engineering topic-wise. This work illustrates how brewing of beer on a pilot scale system may actually cover 81% of the ECTS of the bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology taught at Aalborg University, which emphasizes project organized problem based learning. This large degree of coverage, exemplified for both classroom topics and student projects leads, to the conclusion that brewing may be regarded as a comprehensive learning platform in chemical engineering.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark
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