A virtual platform to teach separation processes

Authors

  • J. F. Granjo,

    1. Faculty of Science and Technology, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Coimbra, 3030-790 Coimbra, Portugal
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  • M. G. Rasteiro,

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    1. Faculty of Science and Technology, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Coimbra, 3030-790 Coimbra, Portugal
    • Faculty of Science and Technology, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Coimbra, 3030-790 Coimbra, Portugal.
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  • L. M. Gando-Ferreira,

    1. Faculty of Science and Technology, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Coimbra, 3030-790 Coimbra, Portugal
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  • F. P. Bernardo,

    1. Faculty of Science and Technology, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Coimbra, 3030-790 Coimbra, Portugal
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  • M. G. Carvalho,

    1. Faculty of Science and Technology, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Coimbra, 3030-790 Coimbra, Portugal
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  • A. G. Ferreira

    1. Faculty of Science and Technology, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Coimbra, 3030-790 Coimbra, Portugal
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Abstract

In this article the Unit Operations and Separation Processes area of a virtual platform called LABVIRTUAL(http://labvirtual.eq.uc.pt) is presented aiming to support the autonomous study of undergraduate students engaged in a Chemical Engineering degree, especially in Portuguese-speaking countries. The main features, subjects, computational applications, and examples in the platform are described, as well as a first assessment by the students. © 2009 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Comput Appl Eng Educ 20: 175–186, 2012

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