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The Development and Deployment of a Virtual Unit Operations Laboratory

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Chemical Engineering Education (CEE) Volume 41, Number 2, ISSN 0009-2479

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Computer-simulated experiments offer many benefits to engineering curricula in the areas of safety, cost, and flexibility. We report our experience in developing and deploying a computer-simulated unit operations laboratory, driven by the guiding principle of maximum fidelity to the physical lab. We find that, while the up-front investment in terms of labor in virtual laboratory development is substantial, the benefits of augmenting a physical laboratory with computer-simulations can justify the investment. (Contains 6 figures and 1 footnote.)


Vaidyanath, S., Williams, J., Hilliard, M. & Wiesner, T. (2007). The Development and Deployment of a Virtual Unit Operations Laboratory. Chemical Engineering Education (CEE), 41(2), 144-152. Retrieved July 19, 2019 from .

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