Why Engineers Don’t Write Cookbooks

28 Oct

A Chemical engineer’s secret recipe :

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:
1.) 532.35 cm3 gluten
2.) 4.9 cm3 NaHCO3
3.) 4.9 cm3 refined halite
4.) 236 cm3 partially hydrogenated tallow triglyceride
5.) 177.45 cm3 crystalline C12H22O11
6.) 177.45 cm3 unrefined C12H22O11
7.) 4.9 cm3 methyl ether of protocatechuic aldehyde
8.) Two calcium carbonate-encapsulated avian albumen-coated protein ovoids
9.) 473.2 cm3 theobroma cacao 10.) 236 cm3 de-encapsulated legume meats (sieve size #10)

To a 2-L jacketed round reactor vessel (reactor #1) with an overall heat transfer coefficient of about 100 Btu/F-ft2-hr, add ingredients one, two and three with constant agitation.

In a second 2-L reactor vessel with a radial flow impeller operating at 100 rpm, add ingredients four, five, six, and seven until the mixture is homogenous.

To reactor #2, add ingredient eight, followed by three equal volumes of the homogenous mixture in reactor #1.

Additionally, add ingredient nine and ten slowly, with constant agitation. Care must be taken at this point in the reaction to control any temperature rise that may be the result of an exothermic reaction.
Using a screw extrude attached to a #4 nodulizer, place the mixture piece-meal on a 316SS sheet (300 x 600 mm).

Heat in a 460K oven for a period of time that is in agreement with Frank and Johnston’s first order rate expression (see JACOS, 21, 55), or until golden brown.

Once the reaction is complete, place the sheet on a 25C heat-transfer table, allowing the product to come to equilibrium.

The engineer is the key figure in the material progress of the world. It is his engineering that makes a reality of the potential value of science by translating scientific knowledge into tools, resources, energy and labor to bring them into the service of man…

To make contributions of this kind the engineer requires the imagination to visualize the needs of society and to appreciate what is possible as well as the technological and broad social age understanding to bring his vision to reality. (Sir Eric Ashby)

Vness

p.s: this is just my rambling over my stressful brain with my plant design and deadly deadlines :P Vive l'ingénieur chimiste!

5 Responses to “Why Engineers Don’t Write Cookbooks”

  1. Labekz October 28, 2010 at 1:00 pm #

    one thing! CLUELESS!!!😦 I’D rather program haha

    • Vanessa October 29, 2010 at 7:18 pm #

      I’d rather… none of them!😛 syntax error would def add my stress level, lol. oh whatever, programming is engineering too! lol, can’t runaway from the fact,chica!😛

  2. meitha soekotjo October 28, 2010 at 1:41 pm #

    hahahahaha…yes, Vive l’ingénieur chimiste!

  3. yk October 30, 2010 at 3:02 pm #

    aing pusing. haha.

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