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Teaching chemical engineering students industrial symbiosis using online resources: A Singapore case study

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Chun Yang Yin, Dr Cindy LeeORCiD


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© 2019 Institution of Chemical Engineers A new and simple qualitative teaching method incorporating online (cyberspace) resources (e.g. Google Maps™) aimed at introducing the concept of industrial symbiosis (IS) to chemical engineering students is described. This method has been trialled as an exercise for a module as part of a chemical engineering degree programme taught in Singapore with integrated local industries and circumstances. A compilation in the form of eclectic mix of IS initiatives showing by-product and utilities flows in Singapore is also provided. The result of a student survey suggests favourable reception of the teaching methodology, which aided their understanding of the general IS concept as applied to the Singapore context. The method is envisioned as a useful complement to conventional IS lectures and workshops due to the convenience and high accessibility of Google Maps™ and online company information which can be readily employed without incurring significant costs.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Yin C-Y, Lee LY

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Education for Chemical Engineers

Year: 2019

Volume: 27

Pages: 28-34

Print publication date: 01/04/2019

Online publication date: 15/01/2019

Acceptance date: 02/01/2019

ISSN (electronic): 1749-7728

Publisher: Elsevier BV


DOI: 10.1016/j.ece.2019.01.001


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