Chemical Engineering (CHE)

CHE 411 Biomedical Engineering I. (3) F
Review of diagnostic and prosthetic methods using engineering methodology. Introduction to transport, metabolic, and autoregulatory processes in the human body. Cross-listed as BME 411. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

CHE 413 Biomedical Instrumentation I. (3) F
Principles of medical instrumentation. Studies of medical diagnostic instruments and techniques for the measurement of physiologic variables in living systems. Prerequisites: AGB/BME 435 (grade of "C" or higher); ECE 333 or 334.

CHE 458 Semiconductor Material Processing. (3) N
Introduction to the processing and characterization of electronic materials for semiconductor applications. Prerequisites: CHE 333, 342.

CHE 475 Biochemical Engineering. (3) N
Application of chemical engineering methods, mass transfer, thermodynamics, and transport phenomena to industrial biotechnology. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

CHE 476 Bioreaction Engineering. (3) N
Principles of analysis and design of reactors for processing with cells and other biologically active materials; applications of reaction engineering in biotechnology. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

CHE 477 Bioseparation Processes. (3) N
Principles of separation of biologically active chemicals; the application, scaleup, and design of separation processes in biotechnology. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

CHE 501 Introduction to Transport Phenomena. (3) F, S
Transport phenomena, with emphasis on fluid systems. Prerequisite: transition student with instructor approval.

CHE 502 Introduction to Energy Transport. (3) F, S
Continuation of transport principles, with emphasis on energy transport in stationary and fluid systems. Prerequisite: transition student with instructor approval.

CHE 503 Introduction to Mass Transport. (3) F, S
The application of transport phenomena to mass transfer. The design of mass transfer equipment, including staged processes. Prerequisite: transition student with instructor approval.

CHE 504 Introduction to Chemical Thermodynamics. (3) F, S
Energy relations and equilibrium conversions based on chemical potentials and phase equilibria. Prerequisite: transition student with instructor approval.

CHE 505 Introduction to Chemical Reactor Design. (3) F, S
Application of kinetics to chemical reactor design. Prerequisite: transition student with instructor approval.

CHE 518 Introduction to Biomaterials. (3) F
Topics include structure property relationships for synthetic and natural biomaterials, biocompatibility, and uses of materials to replace body parts. Cross-listed as BME 518. Prerequisite: ECE 313 or instructor approval.

CHE 527 Advanced Applied Mathematical Analysis in Chemical Engineering. (3) F
Formulation and solution of complex mathematical relationships resulting from the description of physical problems in mass, energy, and momentum transfer and chemical kinetics.

CHE 528 Process Optimization Techniques. (3) S
Method for optimizing engineering processes. Experimental design and analysis; linear and nonlinear regression methods; classical, search, and dynamic programming algorithms.

CHE 533 Transport Processes I. (3) F
Unified treatment of momentum, heat, and mass transfer from molecular theory, and continuum points of view. Continuum equations of microscopic and macroscopic systems and multicomponent and multiphase systems. Cross-listed as BME 533.

CHE 534 Transport Processes II. (3) S
Continuation of CHE/BME 533, emphasizing mass transfer. Cross-listed as BME 534. Prerequisite: BME/CHE 533.

CHE 536 Convective Mass Transfer. (3) N
Turbulent flow for multicomponent systems, including chemical reactions with applications in separations and air pollution. Prerequisite: CHE 533 or MAE 571.

CHE 543 Thermodynamics of Chemical Systems. (3) F
Classical and statistical thermodynamics of nonideal physicochemical systems and processes; prediction of optimum operating conditions. Cross-listed as BME 543.

CHE 544 Chemical Reactor Engineering. (3) S
Reaction rates, thermodynamics, and transport principles applied to the design and operation of chemical reactors. Cross-listed as BME 544. Prerequisite: BME/CHE 543.

CHE 548 Topics in Catalysis. (3) N
Engineering catalysis, emphasizing adsorption, kinetics, characterization, diffusional considerations, and reactor design. Other topics include mechanisms, surface analyses, and electronic structure.

CHE 552 Industrial Water Quality Engineering. (3) N
Water pollutants, quality criteria and control, chemical treatment processing, and system design. Case studies. Prerequisite: CHE 331 or equivalent.

CHE 553 Air Quality Control. (3) N
Air pollutant origins, effects, and control. Physical and chemical processes, including dispersion, combustion, sampling, control equipment design, and special topics. Prerequisite: CHE 331 or equivalent.

CHE 554 New Energy Technology. (3) N
Gasification, liquefaction pyrolysis, and combustion processes for coal, wastes, and other raw materials. In-situ processes for coal, oil, shale, and geothermal energy. Environmental quality issues.

CHE 556 Separation Processes. (3) N
Topics in binary/multicomponent separation, rate governed and equilibration processes, mass transfer criteria, energy requirements, separating agents and devices, and staged operations.

CHE 558 Electronic Materials. (3) N
Processing and characterization of electronic materials for semiconductor type uses. Thermodynamics and transport phenomena, phase equilibria and structure, mass transfer, and diffusion and thermal properties.

CHE 561 Advanced Process Control. (3) S
Dynamic process representation, linear optimal control, optimal state reconstruction, and parameter and state estimation techniques for continuous and discrete time systems.

CHE 563 Chemical Engineering Design. (3) N
Computational methods; the design of chemical plants and processes.

Omnibus Graduate Courses: See omnibus graduate courses that may be offered.

1996–98 Graduate Catalog Table of Contents

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