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ERIC Number: EJ829450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-2479
Teaching Process Engineering Principles Using an Ice Cream Maker
Kaletunc, Gonul; Duemmel, Kevin; Gecik, Christopher
Chemical Engineering Education, v41 n2 p131-136 Spr 2007
The ice cream laboratory experiment is designed to illustrate and promote discussion of several engineering and science topics including material and energy balances, heat transfer, freezing, mass transfer, mixing, viscosity, and freezing point depression in a sophomore level engineering class. A pre-lab assignment requires the students to develop an ice cream formulate ion within given constraints of available ingredients and percentages of fat, carbohydrate, and protein in the final product for which the students apply the material balance concept. During the experiment, students use a one-liter electric home ice cream maker modified in our laboratory with instruments to monitor temperature, mixing speed, and mixing force. Students analyze the collected data to determine the heat energy removal during processing, to calculate the mixing power dissipated to ice cream, and to estimate the viscosity of the ice cream. (Contains 2 tables and 5 figures.)
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:; Website:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A