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Standard Operating Procedures

Standard Operating Procedures

Unit Operations Laboratory

Welcome to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) page for the Unit Operations Laboratory.
Below is a virtual tour of the laboratory to help you get started.

Leaching Unit

Leaching is one of many solid-fluid separation processes that are carried out in the chemical, mineral and related industries. You will have the opportunity to explore the effects of operation methods and nature of the solid to be leached on leaching rate.

Related Concepts

  • Elution
  • Operation Modes
  • Equation Derivation


Heat Exchangers

Heat exchangers are very common in an engineering environment, they are vastly applicable and they come in different shapes and sizes. In this laboratory, you will learn about the operation and design of three types of heat exchangers: shell&tube, hairpin and plate. You have the opportunity to watch them operate and observe how the properties of the fluids inside.

Related Concepts

  • Heat Transfer
  • Apparatus Diagrams
  • Equipment Types


Packed Distillation

Distillation is one of the earliest unit operations in human history. By the differences in boiling points and condensation points, you can separate different substances. In this lab, you will have the opportunity to explore the effects of changing various process parameters can have on the production rate and purity of the distillate product.

Related Concepts

  • Binary Equilibrium
  • Apparatus Diagram
  • Types of Valves