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Chemical Engineering

Courses - CHE 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/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).