Experiment design and improvement for PGE 427 properties of petroleum fluids
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PGE 427 Properties of Petroleum Fluids is an undergraduate core course focused on the physical properties of organic chemicals (a.k.a. Fluids). However the corresponding lab course is duplicated from PGE 421 Physical and Chemical Behavior of Fluids II (a.k.a. Pchem). Thus the lab materials are sometimes irrelevant and inappropriate. Also the Pchem course has not been updated for decades, some lab materials are outdated. The purpose of this project is to filter the existing labs, remove the irrelevant contents, update the obsolete labs, and design several new labs which relate to the Fluids course. The report primarily focus on the new lab designs and documents the updated labs as well. Two new labs has been developed. They are Freezing Point Depression, and Viscosity Measurement. The report includes background information, objectives, design principals, safety management and Lab Manual for each lab.