This is one of a set of experiments designed for lower level undergraduate courses that incorporates novel thin films for drug delivery. The focus of the experimental set is to introduce pharmaceutical concepts to undergraduates while also incorporating general engineering educational objectives. This contains both a student version and instructor version.
In this lab, students create an Excel model for the evaporation of water during the drying of thin films. This lab introduces students to the concept of a mass balance, and simple separations processes. The objectives of this experiment are: Students will learn how to use various functions in Microsoft Excel; Students will learn how to create mathematical models using Microsoft Excel; Students will learn about a mass balance through evaporation.
This experiment (and the others in this set) was developed by Rowan University as part of the NSF-funded Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Structured Organic Particulate Systems (SOPS).
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