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ABE 20100 - Thermodynamics In Biological Systems I
Credit Hours: 4.00. Thermodynamic principles associated with biological systems and processing of biological materials. Emphasis on the first law of thermodynamics. Fundamentals of steady-state mass and energy balances for reacting and non-reacting processes including multiple unit operations emphasizing living systems and bioprocessing. Applications of the first law conservation of energy to biological systems, energy conversion systems, and the environmental impacts of energy production. Development of engineering problem solving skills via MathCad and MatLab software. Laboratory emphasizes combining technical engineering skills with professional skill development through computer and laboratory exercises including two extensive projects that result in a biological product design.
0.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Laboratory Preparation, Lecture
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Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Ag & Biological Eng Program

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Analyze problems and use a systematic approach to problem solving in the engineering of biological systems. 2. Develop mass balances for systems with and without biochemical reactions for in vivo and in vitro biological systems. 3. Characterize the properties of solids, liquids, and gases common to biological systems. 4. Estimate gas/vapor properties using gas laws. 5. Understand the relationships between pressure, partial pressure, and humidity. 6. Apply the basic thermodynamic concepts to quantify phase and chemical equilibrium parameters for food and biological systems. 7. Use models to predict the physical behavior of materials at equilibrium in multi-component, multi-phase systems. 8. Use computational software to solve problems in biological systems. 9. Able to apply science and math skills to develop a new product and the processes required to transform the input materials into the final product. 10. Able to apply engineering fundamentals and analytical skills, specifically mass and energy balances and thermodynamics, to product and process development projects. 11. Able to communicate technical information, oral and written. 12. Develop leadership and teamwork skills through personal awareness and reflection, and team experiences. 13. Develop an innovative and a strong work ethic through new product development. 14. Have increased awareness of ethical responsibility through evaluating case studies and classroom discussion. 15. Be more curious and persistent learners through self-directed team projects.

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