CHME 423L. Unit Operations Laboratory


1. Course number and name

CHME 423L. Unit Operations Laboratory I

2. Credits and contact hours

1 credit hours = 45 contact hours per semester

3. Instructor’s or course coordinator’s name

Dr. Daniel Gulino

4. Text book, title, author, and year


a. other supplemental materials

Laboratory experiment instruction booklets provided in class.

5. Specific course information

a. catalog description:  Experiments with chemical engineering unit operations including the use of computer data acquistion. Covers control system instrumentation and development of empirical models from process data. Includes written and oral reports. Restricted to: CHME majors. 

b. prerequisites: CHME 307, CHME 441, CHME 324L co-requisites: none

c. required, elective, or selected elective (as per Table 5-1): required

6. Specific goals for the course

a. The student will be able to…

  • organize and carry out experimental design and actual hands-on experiments
  • understand safety regulations and safe operation procedures in the chemical engineering laboratory
  • be able to analyze and interpret experimental data with theories learned in previous courses
  • write organized and cohesive technical reports
  • organize and prepare standard operating procedures
  • work effectively in a team environment
  • prepare and present technical works and answer questions

b. Criterion 3 Student Outcomes specifically addressed by this course are found in a mapping of outcomes against all CHME courses in the curriculum.

7. Brief list of topics to be covered

  • batch distillation of a two-component mixture
  • gas absorption in a packed column
  • determination of batch reaction parameters

Common Syllabus Addendum

The NMSU Department of Chemical Engineering maintains a syllabus addendum containing course requirements common to all courses with the CH E prefix online.  This document is accessible from the URL: