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

Prerequisite: CHEM 227 all with a grade of "C" or better 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, CHE 420, CHE 430 all with a grade of "C" or better.
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).

530. Advanced Reactor Kinetics (3)

Prerequisite: CH E all with a grade of "C" or better.
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).

531./431. Heterogeneous Catalysts (3)

Prerequisite: CHE 430 with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.
Basic principles of solid catalysts and solid catalyzed reactions. Proper choice of catalysts and how to solve catalyst-related problems in chemical engineering. Development of chemical processes that utilize innovative catalysts. Graduate students will need to do more assignments.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours)

532./432. Microfabrication and Microfluidics Technology (3)

Prerequisites: CHE 320, CHEM 227, MATH 370A or CHE 480 all with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.
Fundamentals of major microfabrication techniques for device construction and microfluidics technology. Topics: photolithography, wet/dry etching, metal/dielectric deposition, soft lithography, diffusion/mixing/separation in microfluidic devices, and chip-to-world interfaces. Graduate students need to do more assignments.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours).

533./433. Green Engineering I: Alternative Energy (3)

Prerequisites: CHE 220. CHE 330, CHE 310 all with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.
Aspects of green engineering. Sustainable liquid fuels: ethanol and biodiesel from renewable sources. Photovolaic solar devices: semiconductor- and polymer-based solar cells. Solar array collectors: power cycles to convert heat to electrical power. Hydrogen fuel cells: electrochemical cells, and proton exchange membranes. Graduate students will submit final written reports.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours).

537./437. Materials Purification Processes (3)

Prerequisites: CH E 330, CH E 420 all with a grade of "C" or better. 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 with a grade of "C" or better.
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 227 with a grade of "C" or better 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, E E 411, EE 470, EE 471, EE 511, MAE 376, E T 492 all with a grade of "C" or better 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).

575./475. Environmental Pollution (3)

Prerequisite: CHEM 220A or CHEM 227 all with a grade of "C" or better 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, CHE 430 all with a grade of "C" or better.
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).

585./485. Air Pollution (3)

Prerequisite: CH E 475 or CE 364 all with a grade of "C" or better 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.


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