CLS - Follow-up on "Next Lap" (2005)

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The Process Design & Simulation Laboratory  is home to an advanced dynamic simulation training system consisting of an Instructor Desktop and 28 Trainee laptops, all running off a wireless network. A suite of simulation modules were acquired including those featuring advanced distillation, acetylene conversion, compressor operation and boiler control. Through dynamic simulation, students are allowed to operate virtual chemical plants, monitor process performance, carry out plant start-up and shutdown, and handle emergency conditions plus equipment malfunction scenarios. A set of exercises have been developed to instil analytical and troubleshooting skills among students.

Example of modules that use the dynamic simulation software EnVision include Fluid Mechanics B (CP5010) for compressor operation and Mass Transfer in Unit Operations A (CP5015) for distillation operation.


Cut down on in-house experiments that may involve highly hazardous chemicals and reagents

Examples include
Module: Cell Biology (CP2037)
  - Eliminate use of xylene in slide preparation of white blood cells (to detect DNA and RNA)
Module: Composites Technology (CP4076)
  - Reduce use of solvent acetone, hydrogen peroxide, concentrated sulphuric acid and isopropyl alcohol by converting experiments to demonstration
Module: Plastics Materials and Additives II (CP4070)
  - Reduce quantity of acetone used for preparation of expoxy resin; and reduce quantity of toluene used for Preparation of Polyester

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