The main motivation for the course I'm teaching this semester is to learn how to design industrial equipment for chemical reactions that economically produce desired products with highest priority given to safety. I showed this video on the first day of class to show what can happen when economics and disregard for engineering best practices can lead to horrible safety breaches and devastating accidents.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
This semester I'm teaching CHE 3123 at Oklahoma State University. I'm always looking for great videos. Here are two that were enlightening for the chemical engineering juniors in my course but also approachable for a non-scientist (my husband Joel) or students of general introductory chemical courses.
Chemistry's Demolition Derby
Reaction Kinetics in Blue