ERIC Number: EJ945560
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Conservation of Life as a Unifying Theme for Process Safety in Chemical Engineering Education
Klein, James A.; Davis, Richard A.
Chemical Engineering Education, v45 n2 p126-130 Spr 2011
This paper explores the use of "conservation of life" as a concept and unifying theme for increasing awareness, application, and integration of process safety in chemical engineering education. Students need to think of conservation of mass, conservation of energy, and conservation of life as equally important in engineering design and analysis. By giving them appropriate tools for evaluating and implementing conservation of life principles, we can help them to better understand "what all this safety talk is about," and what their role is in contributing to process safety in the chemical engineering field.
Descriptors: Conservation (Concept), Safety, Chemical Engineering, Science Instruction, College Science, Scientific Concepts, Energy Conservation, Evaluation Methods, Biology, Teaching Methods
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: email@example.com; Web site: http://cee.che.ufl.edu/index.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A