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Chemical Engineering

Courses - CHE 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.