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ERIC Number: EJ935056
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-2479
A Simplified Model of Human Alcohol Metabolism That Integrates Biotechnology and Human Health into a Mass Balance Team Project
Yang, Allen H. J.; Dimiduk, Kathryn; Daniel, Susan
Chemical Engineering Education, v45 n1 p21-29 Win 2011
We present a simplified human alcohol metabolism model for a mass balance team project. Students explore aspects of engineering in biotechnology: designing/modeling biological systems, testing the design/model, evaluating new conditions, and exploring cutting-edge "lab-on-a-chip" research. This project highlights chemical engineering's impact on biotechnology and human health and promotes advanced analysis of results, develops engineering judgment, spotlights current biotechnology research, and illustrates scaling down. Pedagogical aspects, including teaching points, career interest, and student feedback, are discussed.
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 - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A