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310. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II (3)

Prerequisites: CH E 210, CH E 220 all with a grade of "C" or better.
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). Not open for credit to students with credit in CHE 410.

320. Fluids (3)

Prerequisites: CH E 200, C E 205 all with a grade of "C" or better.
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 (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: CHE 310
Material and energy balances around multi-stage mass transfer unit operations. Calculation and graphical estimation of ideal number of stages. Binary and multicomponent liquid-liquid extraction, distillation and gas absorption. Model equilibrium staged separation processes with chemical process simulation software.
(Lecture-problems 2 hours, lab 3 hrs) Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as CHE 330H. Not open for credit to students with credit in CHE 330H.

330H. Separation Processes (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: CHE 310
Material and energy balances around multi-stage mass transfer unit operations. Calculation and graphical estimation of ideal number of stages. Binary and multicomponent liquid-liquid extraction, distillation and gas absorption. Model equilibrium staged separation processes with chemical process simulation software.
Letter grade only (A-F). CHE 330H is open only to students in the Engineering Honors Program. Additional assignments/projects adding depth to the course materials required for Engineering Honors students. Not open for credit to students with credit in CHE 330. (Lecture-problems 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours)

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

Prerequisite: CHEM 227 all with a grade of "C" or better 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)

Prerequisites: CHE 310, CHE 320 all with a grade of "C" or better.
Heat exchange by conduction, convection and radiation. Diffusion in fluids and solids. Simultaneous heat and mass transport.
(Lecture-problems 2 hours, lab 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

426. Engineering Properties of Polymers (3)

Prerequisites: CHE 320, or CE 335, or MAE 333 all with a grade of ā€œCā€ or better.
Analysis of mechanical tests of polymers in the glassy, rubbery, and fluid states. Glass transition, amorphous and crystalline materials. Mechanical behavior of thermoplastics, vulcanized rubber, and thermosets. Viscoelastic properties, failure mechanics, yielding of polymers. Fatigue and fracture mechanics for polymers.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours).

430. Chemical Reactor Kinetics (3)

Prerequisite: CHE 310
Mechanism and rate law of chemical reaction, temperature and pressure effects, homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions and application to reactor design, catalysts.
(Lecture-problems 2 hours, lab 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

431./531. 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).

432./532. 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).

433./533. 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).

437./537. Materials Purification Processes (3)

Prerequisite: CH E 330, CHE 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).

439. Fuel Cell Fundamentals and Theory (3)

Prerequisites:(CHE 310 and CHE 320) or (MAE 322 and MAE 330) or CHEM 371A all with a grade of "C" or better
Theory of electrochemistry. Survey of electrochemical fuel cell systems. Fundamentals of electrochemical thermodynamics, electrochemical kinetics, charge transport, and mass transport. Review of fuel cell modeling and characterization techniques. Atomic level density functional theory (DFT) calculations of a fuel cell catalyst reaction.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-problem 3 hours).

440. Chemical Engineering Laboratory I (2)

Prerequisites: CHE 320, CHE 330 all with a grade of "C" or better.
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 with a grade of "C" or better.
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)

Prerequisites: CHE 440 with a grade of "C" or better.
Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CHE 420, CHE 430, and CHE 460
Apply fundamental knowledge of heat transfer, chemical separations, process control and chemical kinetics to practical experiments. Remote data acquisition and control of process equipment. Design experiments to collect data, and perform data analysis. Written reports and oral/poster presentations.
(Laboratory 6 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

455./555. 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).

460. Chemical Process Control (3)

Prerequisites: CHE 420, CHE 430, and (MATH 370A or CHE 480) all with a grade of "C" or better.
Control theory and practice, instrumentation, system responses, transfer functions, feed-back control, and stability as applied to chemical engineering processes.
(Lecture-problems 2 hours, lab 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

470. Chemical Engineering Design (4)

Prerequisites: CHE 330, CHE 420, CHE 430 all with a grade of "C" or better.
One-semester capstone design course fulfilling integrative learning. Design and optimization of chemical processing plants using analytical methods and modern computer simulation tools. Chemical process equipment sizing. Economic, ethical and safety issues considered. Teamwork, oral presentations and written reports are required.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours, problem-design session 3 hrs) Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as CHE 470H. Not open for credit to students with credit in CHE 470H.

470H. Chemical Engineering Design (4)

Prerequisites: CHE 330, CHE 420, CHE 430 all with a grade of "C" or better.
One-semester capstone design course fulfilling integrative learning. Design and optimization of chemical processing plants using analytical methods and modern computer simulation tools. Chemical process equipment sizing. Economic, ethical and safety issues considered. Teamwork, oral presentations and written reports are required.
Letter grade only (A-F). CHE 470H is open only to students in the Engineering Honors Program. Additional assignments/projects adding depth to the course materials required for Engineering Honors students. Not open for credit to students with credit in CHE 470. (Lecture-problems 3 hours, problem-design session 3 hours)

475./575. 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).
480./580. 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).

485./585. 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 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).


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