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ChE-309 Chemical Engineering Laboratory-I Laboratory Manual
Second Edition (2001)

Edited by S. U. Rahman

Department of Chemical Engineering

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
Dhahran-31261, Saudi Arabia

Preface
This laboratory manual is prepared by the department of chemical engineering for Chemical Engineering Laboratory-I (ChE-309). It is divided into three sections; namely, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer and Mass Transfer. The purpose of this manual is to serve as instructional book for students, technical staff and instructors to assist in performing and understanding the experiments in Transport Phenomena. In the second edition, two new experiments on kinematic viscosity and vapor pressure determinations have been included in Fluid Mechanics and Mass Transfer sections respectively. The old experiments have been revised to eliminate errors and induce clarity. This manual will be available in electronic form from department’s official website, http://www.kfupm.edu.sa/che/labcourses.htm.

Acknowledgement
This laboratory manual has evolved over a long period of time and we acknowledge many names of the earliest contributors, which have been lost in antiquity. The major driving force of the present form of write-up was Dr. Alfred Guankel. The manual was refined and enriched by Dr. K. F. Loughlin. The first print edition was edited by Dr. W. Z. Khan. Other contributors of the previous editions were Dr. E. Alper, Dr. J. Beltramini, Prof. A. A. Shaikh, Prof. M. Shalabi, Mr. M. A. Chaudhary, Mr. A. Ibrahim, Mr. A. Jamal, Mr. U. El-Nafaty, Mr. N. Tukur, Mr. G. Yahya and Mr. S. Zaidi. Contributions from Mr. N. Tukur, Mr. A. Al-Juhani, Mr. S. Zaidi in the second editions are appreciated. Prof. A. A. Shaikh contributed the two new experiments. Editorial assistance by Mr. S. Saifuddin is highly appreciated.

We are greatly indebted to many publications for using their material as reference and they have been appropriately cited. Finally the support offered by the department chairman, valuable comments from fellow faculty and assistance provided by the department secretaries in typing the original manuscript are highly acknowledged.

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Table of Contents
Preface.............................................................................................................. (i) Acknowledgement ........................................................................................... (i) Table of Contents ............................................................................................(ii) Safety in the Laboratory.................................................................................(iii) Instructions for Preparing Laboratory Reports .............................................. (vi) The Lab Course Website................................................................................ (ix)

Fluid Mechanics:
EXPERIMENT No. F2: Flow through Packed Beds .......................................1 EXPERIMENT No. F3: Fluidized Bed .........................................................12 EXPERIMENT No. F4: Flow Meter Calibration Rig ....................................19 EXPERIMENT No. F5: Losses in Piping Systems ........................................29 EXPERIMENT No. F6: Sedimentation Studies ............................................43 EXPERIMENT No. F8: Determination of Kinematic Viscosity of Transparent and Opaque Liquids (ASTM D445) ............................................51

Heat Transfer:
EXPERIMENT No. H1: Heat Transfer by Conduction.................................58 EXPERIMENT No. H3: Film and Dropwise Condensation on Vertical Tubes ..................................................................................................67 EXPERIMENT No. H4: Heat Transfer in a Double Pipe Heat Exchanger ........................................................................................81 EXPERIMENT No. H6: Heat Transfer in a Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger...
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