ARCHIVE: Spring 2002
Chemical Engineering (CHE)

CHE 311 Introduction to Chemical Processing. (3)
fall and spring
Applies chemical engineering analysis and problem solving to chemical processes material and energy balance methods and skills. Prerequisites: CHM 116; MAT 271.

CHE 331 Transport Phenomena I: Fluids. (3)
fall and spring
Transport phenomena, with emphasis on fluid systems. Prerequisites: CHE 311; ECE 394 ST: Conservation Principles; MAT 274.

CHE 332 Transport Phenomena II: Energy Transfer. (3)
fall and spring
Continuation of transport principles, with emphasis on energy transport in stationary and fluid systems. Prerequisite: CHE 331.

CHE 333 Transport Phenomena III: Mass Transfer. (3)
fall and spring
Applies transport phenomena to mass transfer. Design of mass transfer equipment, including staged processes. Prerequisite: CHE 332.

CHE 342 Applied Chemical Thermodynamics. (4)
fall and spring
Applies conservation and accounting principles with nonideal property estimation techniques to model phase and chemical equilibrium processes. Lecture, recitation. Prerequisites: CHE 311; ECE 394 ST: Conservation Principles, ECE 394 ST: Properties that Matter. Pre- or corequisite: MAT 272.

CHE 352 Transport Laboratories. (3)
spring
Demonstrates transport phenomena principles with experiments in fluid flow, heat, and mass transfer. Prerequisites: CHE 332; ECE 300. Pre- or corequisite: CHE 333.
General Studies: L

CHE 432 Principles of Chemical Engineering Design. (3)
fall
Multicomponent distillation, engineering economics, equipment sizing and costs, plant operation economics, and simulation and optimization techniques. Prerequisites: CHE 332, 342.

CHE 442 Chemical Reactor Design. (3)
fall and spring
Applies kinetics to chemical reactor design. Prerequisite: CHE 342. Pre- or corequisite: CHE 333.

CHE 451 Chemical Engineering Laboratory. (2)
fall
Operation, control, and design of experimental and industrial process equipment; independent research projects. 6 hours lab. Prerequisites: CHE 333, 352; ECE 384.

CHE 458 Semiconductor Material Processing. (3)
not regularly offered
Introduces the processing and characterization of electronic materials for semiconductor applications. Prerequisites: CHE 333, 342.

CHE 461 Process Control. (4)
fall
Process dynamics, instrumentation, and feedback applied to automatic process control. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: ECE 394 ST: Engineering Systems.
General Studies: CS

CHE 462 Process Design. (3)
spring
Applies economic principles to optimize equipment selection and design; development and design of process systems. Prerequisites: CHE 432, 442.

CHE 474 Chemical Engineering Design for the Environment. (3)
fall
Conflict of processing materials and preserving the natural resources. Teaches students to understand and value the environment and attempt to control our impact. Prerequisites: CHE 333, 342.

CHE 475 Biochemical Engineering. (3)
not regularly offered
Applies chemical engineering methods, mass transfer, thermodynamics, and transport phenomena to industrial biotechnology. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

CHE 476 Bioreaction Engineering. (3)
not regularly offered
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)
not regularly offered
Principles of separation of biologically active chemicals; the application, scaleup, and design of separation processes in biotechnology. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

CHE 478 Industrial Water Quality Engineering. (3)
fall
Chemical treatment processing, quality criteria and control, system design, and water pollutants. Prerequisites: CHE 331; senior standing.

CHE 479 Air Quality Control. (3)
fall
Air pollutant control, effects, and origins. Chemical and physical processes, including combustion, control equipment design, dispersion, and sampling. Prerequisites: CHE 331; senior standing.

CHE 490 Chemical Engineering Projects. (1 – 5)
fall, spring, summer
Individual projects in chemical engineering operations and design. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

CHE 494 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
fall and spring
Possible topics:

(a)Advanced Process Control. (3)
(b)Biotechnology Techniques. (3)

CHE 496 Professional Seminar. (1 – 3)
fall and spring
Professional and ethical aspects with a discussion of responsibilities. Lecture, field trips. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

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

CHE 502 Introduction to Energy Transport. (3)
fall and spring
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)
fall and spring
Applies transport phenomena to mass transfer. Design of mass transfer equipment, including staged processes. Prerequisite: transition student with instructor approval.

CHE 504 Introduction to Chemical Thermodynamics. (3)
fall and spring
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)
fall and spring
Applies kinetics to chemical reactor design. Prerequisite: transition student with instructor approval.

CHE 527 Advanced Applied Mathematical Analysis in Chemical Engineering. (3)
fall
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)
spring
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)
fall
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. Credit is allowed for only BME 533 or CHE 533.

CHE 534 Transport Processes II. (3)
spring
Continuation of BME 533 or CHE 533, emphasizing mass transfer. Cross-listed as BME 534. Credit is allowed for only BME 534 or CHE 534. Prerequisite: BME 533 or CHE 533.

CHE 536 Convective Mass Transfer. (3)
not regularly offered
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)
fall
Classical and statistical thermodynamics of nonideal physicochemical systems and processes; prediction of optimum operating conditions. Cross-listed as BME 543. Credit is allowed for only BME 543 or CHE 543.

CHE 544 Chemical Reactor Engineering. (3)
spring
Reaction rates, thermodynamics, and transport principles applied to the design and operation of chemical reactors. Cross-listed as BME 544. Credit is allowed for only BME 544 or CHE 544. Prerequisite: BME 543 or CHE 543.

CHE 548 Topics in Catalysis. (3)
not regularly offered
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)
not regularly offered
Water pollutants, quality criteria and control, chemical treatment processing, and system design. Case studies. Prerequisite: CHE 331 (or its equivalent).

CHE 553 Air Quality Control. (3)
not regularly offered
Air pollutant origins, effects, and control. Physical and chemical processes, including dispersion, combustion, sampling, control equipment design, and special topics. Prerequisite: CHE 331 (or its equivalent).

CHE 554 New Energy Technology. (3)
not regularly offered
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)
not regularly offered
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)
not regularly offered
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)
spring
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)
not regularly offered
Computational methods; the design of chemical plants and processes.

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