The Department of Chemical Engineering of Tulane University has purchased five Digital MINC-23 microcomputers and a VAX-750 for use in a required senior-level process control course and for research on both graduate and undergraduate levels. After learning the elementary operation of the microcomputers, the students are assigned to collecting data from an experiment attached to a MINC. The first experimental apparatus is a simple interacting two-tank system. A second project is to standardize and automate the selection methods for organ transplant donors and recipients. On a graduate level, the MINC's are employed for the on-line control of a liquid-liquid absorber, a sieve-tray continuous distillation column, and an on-line pulse testing program.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||American Institute of Chemical Engineers, National Meeting|
|State||Published - Mar 1 1984|