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Rethink College Chemistry Labs

Engineering schools can use them to bolster understanding of process safety

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Chemical engineering students generally don’t get a good grounding about real-world equipment and processes while in college, as I’ve repeatedly noted — e.g., in “Young Engineers Need Our Help.” A similar lack of appreciation for actual industrial practices certainly also applies to process safety, as Trish Kerin, director of the IChemE Safety Centre (ISC), Melbourne, Australia, stressed during a presentation at the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center International Symposium in late October.Recognizing the problem, the ISC last year issued a document “Learning Outcomes — Improve Process Safety Education in Undergraduate Engineering.”  “This…

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