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Chemical Engineering

College of Engineering

CSULB students and faculty prepare for launch

CH E Courses

LOWER DIVISION

100. Introduction to Chemical Engineering (1)

Chemical engineering as a profession. Nature of profession and career opportunities. Emerging frontiers of chemical engineering.
(Lecture 1 hour) Letter grade only (A-F).

200. Chemical Engineering Fundamentals (3) F

Prerequisites: CHEM 111A, MATH 123, PHYS 151.
Dimensional analysis of units, steady and transient balances of mass, momentum and energy, the mathematical solution of chemical engineering problems.
(Lecture-problems 3 hrs) Letter grade only (A-F).

210. Computer Methods in Chemical Engineering (3) F

Prerequisites: CHEM 111A, MATH 122, PHYS 151.
Beginning programming and techniques of numerical analysis applied to typical problems in chemical engineering.
(Lecture-problems 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

220. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I (3) S

Prerequisite: CH E 200.
Applications of the first and second laws of thermodynamics to chemical processes. Concepts of heat, work, and energy. Energy balances in batch and flow processes, with and without chemical reaction. Gas behavior, phase change, vapor pressure, humidity.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

UPPER DIVISION

300. The Chemical Industry (3)

Prerequisite: CH E 200.
Survey of industrial chemical processing techniques and the activities of engineers in this area, illustrated by field trips, speakers, professional society meetings, films, readings, etc.
(Lecture 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

320. Fluids (3) S

Prerequisites: CH E 200, C E 205.
Study of the deformation and flow of fluids, both liquids and gases, with applications to chemical engineering.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

330. Separation Processes (4) F

Prerequisites: CH E 210, 220.
Computation methods for predicting the separation of materials by distillation, absorption, extraction and other methods.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours, lab 3 hrs) Letter grade only (A-F).

400./500. Chemical Processes (3)

Prerequisite: CH E 200 or 300, or consent of instructor.
In depth study of chemicals and chemical manufacturing processes and related environmental problems and energy conservation issues.
Graduate students have additional assignments. (Lecture-problem 3 hours). Letter grade only (A-F).

410. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II (3) F

Prerequisites: CH E 210, 220.
Analysis and design of process equipment and systems using thermodynamics. Turbines, compressors, power plants, refrigeration cycles. Phase equilibria and nonideal solution behavior. Chemical reaction equilibria and heat effects.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

415./515. Occupational and Environmental Safety Engineering and Management (3)

Prerequisite: CHEM 327 or consent of instructor.
Safety analysis and management, legislation, regulations and standards; toxicology and personal protective equipment; fire hazards; noise control; electrical safety; container and spill management; statistical analysis. Extra requirements for graduate students.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

420. Heat and Mass Transport (3) F

Prerequisite: CH E 210, 320; CHEM 377B.
Heat exchange by conduction, convection and radiation. Diffusion in fluids and solids. Simultaneous heat and mass transport.
(Lecture-problems 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

430. Chemical Reactor Kinetics (3) F

Prerequisite: CHEM 377B.
Homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions and application to reactor design, catalysts.
(Lecture–problems 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

437./537. Materials Purification Processes (3)

Prerequisite: CH E 330, 420, or consent of instructor.
Rate-controlled separation processes such as membrane separations, pressure swing adsorption, molecular sieve separation, supercritical fluid extraction, reverse osmosis, and spray drying.
Additional projects required for CH E 537. (Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

440. Chemical Engineering Laboratory I (2) F

Prerequisites: CH E 220, 320, 330.
Laboratory study of fluid mechanics, separation processes and thermodynamics. Experimental design and analysis and preparation of engineering reports.
(Laboratory 6 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

445./545. Pollution Prevention (3)

Prerequisite: CH E 330.
Pollution prevention strategies in chemical industry. Hierarchical approach of waste minimization. Life cycle analyses of wastes. Identification of pollution source. Environmentally compatible materials. Unit operations for minimizing waste. Economics of pollution prevention. Extra requirement for graduate students.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

450. Chemical Engineering Laboratory II (2) S

Prerequisites: CH E 410, 420, 430, 440; Prerequisite or Corequisite: CH E 460.
Laboratory study of heat and mass transport, chemical kinetics and control theory. Experimental design and analysis and preparation of engineering reports.
(Laboratory 6 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

455./555. Environmental Compliance (3)

Prerequisite: CHEM 327 or consent of instructor.
Physical and chemical properties of hazardous materials and wastes. Environmental hazards. An examination of environmental laws, regulations and standards dealing with storage, transportation, treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes. Emergency planning and preparedness. Extra requirement for graduate students: term papers or projects.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

460. Chemical Process Control (3) S

Prerequisites: CH E 420; MATH 370 A.
Control theory and practice, instrumentation, system responses, transfer functions, feed-back control, and stability as applied to chemical engineering processes.
(Lecture-problems 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

465./565. Biochemical Engineering (3)

Prerequisite: CH E 200, 330, 430, and life science course(s) with instructor’s approval.
Review of basic science. Kinetics of enzyme-catalyzed reactions. Kinetics of substrate utilization, product formation and biomass production. Design and analysis of bioreactors. Product recovery operations. Applications to natural systems.
Extra requirements for graduate students. (Lecture-problems 3 hrs) Letter grade only (A-F).

470. Chemical Engineering Design (4) S

Prerequisites: CH E 220, 330, 420, 430; CHEM 320A.
Design based upon economics and chemical engineering design and analysis.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours, problem-design session 3 hrs) Letter grade only (A-F).

475./575. Environmental Pollution (3)

Prerequisite: CHEM 320A or 327, or consent of instructor.
Application of chemistry to the problems of pollution. Graduate students have additional assignments.
(Lecture-problem 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

480./580. Theoretical Methods in Chemical Engineering (3)

Prerequisites: CH E 420, 430.
Simulation and optimization of chemical engineering processes by mathematical formulation and computer modeling.
Extra requirements for graduate students: term papers or projects. (Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

481./581. Advanced Theoretical Methods in Chemical Engineering (3)

Prerequisites: MATH 370A, CH E 480, or 580, or consent of instructor.
Solutions of problems encountered in models of chemical processes: boundary value ordinary differential equations and partial differential equations.
Graduate students have additional assignments. (Lecture-problem 3 hours). Letter grade only (A-F).

485./585. Air Pollution (3)

Prerequisite: CH E 475 or CE 364 or consent of instructor.
Air pollution chemistry; control strategies; origin of pollutants; meteorology; vapor dispersion models; control principles for particulates, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides.
Extra requirements for graduate students: term papers or projects. (Lecture-problems 3 hrs) Letter grade only (A-F).

490. Special Problems (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Assigned topics in technical literature or laboratory projects and reports on same.
Letter grade only (A-F).

GRADUATE LEVEL

500./400. Chemical Processes (3)

Prerequisite: CH E 200 or 300, or consent of instructor.
In depth study of chemicals and chemical manufacturing processes and related environmental problems and energy conservation issues.
Graduate students have additional assignments. (Lecture-problem 3 hours). Letter grade only (A-F).

515./415. Occupational and Environmental Safety Engineering and Management (3)

Prerequisite: CHEM 327 or consent of instructor.
Safety engineering and management, legislation, regulations and standards; toxicology and personal protective equipment; fire hazards; noise control; electrical safety; system safety analysis; container and spill management; use of computer systems and statistical methods.
Extra requirements for graduate students: term papers or projects. (Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

520. Advanced Transport Phenomena (3)

Prerequisites: CH E 320, 420, 430.
Application of differential and integral mass, momentum and energy balances to chemical engineering processes. Analysis of fluid flow, heat transfer, diffusion and chemical reaction in various unit operations.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

521. Advanced Mass Transfer Operations of Chemical Engineering (3)

Prerequisite: CH E 520 or consent of instructor.
Fundamental laws of diffusion and diffusion with chemical reaction in traditional and unconventional mass transfer operations.
(Lecture-problem 3 hours). Letter grade only (A-F).

530. Advanced Reactor Kinetics (3)

Prerequisite: CH E 430.
Modeling of chemical reactors; effects of multiple phases, mixing, adsorption, diffusion and catalysts on reactor performance.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hrs) Letter grade only (A-F).

537./437. Materials Purification Processes (3)

Prerequisites: CH E 330, 420, or consent of instructor.
Rate-controlled separation processes such as membrane separations, pressure swing adsorption, molecular sieve separation, supercritical fluid extraction, reverse osmosis, and spray drying.
Additional projects required for CH E 537. (Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

545./445. Pollution Prevention (3)

Prerequisite: CH E 330.
Pollution prevention strategies in chemical industry. Hierarchical approach waste minimization. Life cycle analyses of wastes. Identification of pollution source. Environmentally compatible materials. Unit operations for minimizing waste. Economics of pollution prevention.
Extra requirement for graduate students. (Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

555./455. Environmental Compliance (3)

Prerequisite: CHEM 327 or consent of instructor.
Physical and chemical properties of hazardous materials and wastes. Environmental hazards. An examination of environmental laws, regulations and standards dealing with storage, transportation, treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes. Emergency planning and preparedness.
Extra requirement for graduate students: term papers or projects. (Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

560. Advanced Chemical Process Control (3)

Prerequisite: one of the following: CH E 460, E E 370/L, 411, 470, 471, 511, MAE 376, E T 492, or consent of instructor.
Principles and practices of controller selection and tuning, advanced control loops, model predictive control, decoupling, hands-on experience of control loop design and implementation using Labview.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

565./465. Biochemical Engineering (3)

Prerequisites: CH E 200, 330, 430, and life science course(s) with instructor’s approval.
Review of basic science. Kinetics of enzyme-catalyzed reactions. Kinetics of substrate utilization, product formation and biomass production. Design and analysis of bioreactors. Product recovery operations. Applications to natural systems.
Extra requirements for graduate students. (Lecture-problems 3 hrs) Letter grade only (A-F).

575./475. Environmental Pollution (3)

Prerequisite: CHEM 320A or 327, or consent of instructor.
Application of chemistry to the problems of pollution. Graduate students have additional assignments.
(Lecture-problem 3 hours). Letter grade only (A-F).

580./480. Theoretical Methods in Chemical Engineering (3)

Prerequisites: CH E 420, 430.
Simulation and optimization of chemical engineering processes by mathematical formulation and computer modeling.
Extra requirements for graduate students: term papers or projects. (Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

581./481. Advanced Theoretical Methods in Chemical Engineering (3)

Prerequisites: Math 370A, CH E 480, or 580, or consent of instructor.
Solutions of problems encountered in models of chemical processes: boundary value ordinary differential equations and partial differential equations.
Graduate students have additional assignments. (Lecture-problem 3 hours). Letter grade only (A-F).

585./485. Air Pollution (3)

Prerequisite: CH E 475 or CE 364 or consent of instructor.
Air pollution chemistry; control strategies; origin of pollutants; meteorology; vapor dispersion models; control principles for particulates, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides.
Extra requirement for graduate students: term papers or projects. (Lecture-problems 3 hrs) Letter grade only (A-F).

697. Directed Research (1-3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Individual research or intensive study under the guidance of a faculty member on theoretical or experimental problems in chemical engineering.
(Independent Study) Letter grade only (A-F).

698. Thesis or Industrial Project (2-6)

Prerequisite: Advancement to Candidacy.
Preparation and completion of a thesis or industrial project in chemical engineering.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.