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ERIC Number: EJ1157193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-2479
Learning by Brewing: Beer Production Experiments in the Chemical Engineering Laboratory
Cerretani, Colin; Kelkile, Esayas; Landry, Alexandra
Chemical Engineering Education, v51 n4 p205-215 Fall 2017
We discuss the successful creation and implementation of a biotechnology track within the chemical engineering unit operations course. The track focuses on engineering principles relevant to brewing. Following laboratory modules investigating heat transfer processes and yeast fermentation kinetics, student groups design and implement a project to produce and analyze a fermented beverage. In addition to dealing with cell culture, reactor scale-up, systems design, and more, students also consider their process from an environmental and economic standpoint.
Chemical Engineering Education, Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE. P.O. Box 142097, Gainesville, FL 32614. Tel: 352-392-0861; Fax: 352-392-0861; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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