CEE - Define Terms, Steps and Possible Methodolgies

CEE - Define Terms, Steps and Possible Methodolgies

Once you have done some general background reading, you may be ready to define your terms and methods. In some cases this step will require you to break a long complicated project into its constituent steps and sometimes it will require defining which of the many methods available is best for this situation.

An Example:
Project: Design a facility to synthesize human insulin on a large scale.

Definitions needed:
Insulin - Pancreatic Hormone which facilitates the utilization and storage of glucose in the body -
Concise Chemical and Technical Dictionary.
New York: Chemical Publishing Co, 1974.
More extensive expanations can be found in
chemical encyclopedias.

Create Insulin (only one major step)

According to Kirk-Othmer there are two currently used methods to synthesize insulin. One process uses yeast and one process uses bacteria.


Last modified: 6/21/2006 9:54 AM by by M. Potter

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