Be Brief: Lab
Classes are not running the way we’re used to. This series on Unscripted, the University research blog, dives into people’s work across campus to gather ideas, hope, community and, yes, some commiseration, too. Today: chemical engineering’s Unit Operations Lab (UO).
Safety is the most fundamental focus of any lab course — and it was heightened in the UO Lab before anyone heard of COVID-19. Physical distancing, face coverings, and clean hands simply got added to the course’s existing requirements for hard hats, steel-toe boots, safety glasses and other personal protective equipment (PPE) and standard operating procedures. Students also cycled through the lab in smaller groups throughout the semester, running experiments on the lab’s multistory solvent recovery unit as well as smaller liquid-liquid extraction, flow measurement, reaction kinetics and distillation experiments.
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