ERIC Number: EJ1083683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
A Tire Gasification Senior Design Project That Integrates Laboratory Experiments and Computer Simulation
Weiss, Brian; Castaldi, Marco J.
Chemical Engineering Education, v40 n3 Sum 2006
A reactor to convert waste rubber tires to useful products such as CO and H2, was investigated in a university undergraduate design project. The student worked individually with mentorship from a faculty professor who aided the student with professional critique. The student was able to research the background of the field and conceive of a novel reactor design to carry out the process. The material and energy balances across the reactor and an economic assessment showed potential success. Laboratory experiments to obtain thermodynamic and kinetic information about tires were performed and their results provided input to an AspenTM simulation. Both the details of the project and the effect on the student's education are presented.
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, Wastes, Recycling, Undergraduate Study, Student Research, Equipment, Science Experiments, Science Laboratories, Laboratory Experiments, Thermodynamics, Kinetics
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.che.ufl.edu/cee
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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