Soybeans to Chemicals: A Case Study for Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Education

Myers, Kaitlyn (2018) Soybeans to Chemicals: A Case Study for Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Education. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of John O'Haver from Chemical Engineering, University of Mississippi.

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The aim of this thesis is to develop a case study to reinforce the concepts that are required knowledge for chemical engineers in their sophomore year of curriculum, continuing through all of their education. The process that will be examined is the production of soybean oil, protein powder, and succinic acid from the harvest of soybeans. Further, this process will be used to align with the objectives of the chapters from the required textbook for the material balances class. The soybean industry is one of the largest in the United States agricultural sector, so it is an important real-world example for young engineers to evaluate. The process itself and its relevance will be discussed in the following.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Myers, Kaitlyn
Student's Degree Program(s): B.S. in Chemical Engineering
Thesis Advisor: John O'Haver
Thesis Advisor's Department: Chemical Engineering
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Depositing User: Kaitlyn Myers Myers
Date Deposited: 18 May 2018 15:42
Last Modified: 18 May 2018 15:42

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