Centrifugal Pump Experiment for Chemical Engineering Undergraduates
The purpose of this paper is to describe a Centrifugal Pump Experiment that provided an experiential learning experience to chemical engineering undergraduates at the University of Missouri in the spring of 2010 in the Unit Operations Laboratory course. Lab equipment was used by senior students with computer-based data and control technology. In addition to pump performance results, lab reports included paragraphs on: educational assessment, applicability to chemical engineering practice, and students’ opinion of the new pump experiment. This experiential learning experience is encouraging for the continued use of the Centrifugal Pump Experiment in the Unit Operations Lab.