Academic Catalog

Chemical Engineering (4200)

4200:101. Tools for Chemical Engineering. (2 Credits)

Corequisites: 4200:110 and 3450:149. Introduction to Chemical Engineering. Basic concepts of engineering practice. Introduction to professional level software including process simulation, control design, spreadsheets, mathematical computation, and process flow graphics.

4200:110. Project Management and Teamwork I. (1 Credit)

Teams freshmen through senior Chemical Engineering and Corrosion Engineering undergraduates on a design team working on a realistic chemical engineering problem. Develops teamwork, communications, presentation, project management and information technology skills.

4200:121. Chemical Engineering Computations. (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4200:101 or 4250:101. Computer programming language, flowcharting, introductory simulation and introductory numerical analysis.

4200:194. Chemical Engineering Design I. (1 Credit)

Prerequisites: 4200:101 and permission. Individual or group project under faculty supervision. Introduction to chemical engineering processes and modern design technology. Written report is required.

4200:200. Material & Energy Balances. (4 Credits)

Prerequisites: [4200:121 or 4250:105], 3150:151 and 3450:221. Introduction to material and energy balance calculations applied to solution of chemical engineering problems.

4200:210. Project Management and Teamwork II. (1 Credit)

Prerequisite: 4200:110. Teams freshmen through senior Chemical Engineering and Corrosion Engineering undergraduates on a design team working on a realistic engineering problem. Develops teamwork, communications, presentation, project management and information technology skills.

4200:225. Equilibrium Thermodynamics. (4 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4200:200 or 4250:200 and 3450:223. Second law of thermodynamics, entropy, applications, comprehensive treatment of pure and mixed fluids. Phase and chemical equilibrium, flow processes, power production and refrigeration processes covered.

4200:294. Chemical Engineering Design II. (1-2 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4200:121, 4200:200 and permission. Supervised individual or group design project. Analysis of multi-unit process using simulation and/or experimental techniques. Written report and oral presentation required.

4200:305. Materials Science. (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3150:153. Corequisite: 3650:292. Structure, processing and properties of metals, ceramics and polymers. Special topics, such as composites, corrosion and wear.

4200:308. Introduction to Bio-based Polymers. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 3150:263 and junior standing. This course introduces basic concepts of polymer science: building blocks, structure, elementary reactions and polymerization mechanisms, through seven natural polymers.

4200:310. Project Management and Teamwork III. (1 Credit)

Prerequisites: 4200:210 and admission to the College of Engineering. Corequisite: 4250:300 or 4200:353. Teams freshmen through senior Chemical Engineering and Corrosion Engineering undergraduates on a design team working on a realistic chemical engineering problem. Develops teamwork, communications, presentation, project management and information technology skills.

4200:321. Transport Phenomena. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: [4200:200 or 4250:200], 3450:335 and admission to the College of Engineering. Constitutive equations for momentum, energy and mass transfer. Development of microscopic and macroscopic momentum, energy and mass transfer equations for binary systems. Analogy and dimensionless analysis. Problems and applications in unit operations of chemical engineering.

4200:330. Chemical Reaction Engineering. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3450:335, 4200:225 and admission to the College of Engineering. Nonequilibrium processes including chemical reaction mechanisms, rate equations and ideal reactor design applied to homogeneous and heterogeneous systems.

4200:341. Process Economics. (2 Credits)

Prerequisite:[4200:200 or 4250:200] and admission to the College of Engineering. Theory and application of engineering economy to multi-unit processes. Cost estimation, time value of money, profit analysis, decision making and introduction to project management.

4200:351. Fluid & Thermal Operations. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4200:321 and admission to the College of Engineering. Applications of fluid mechanics including piping, pumping, compression, metering, agitation and separations. Applications of heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation to design of process equipment.

4200:353. Mass Transfer Operations. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4200:225 and [C- or above in 4200:200 or 4250:200] and admission to the College of Engineering. Theory and design of staged operations including distillation, extraction, absorption. Theory and design of continuous mass transfer devices.

4200:360. Chemical Engineering Laboratory. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4200:353; corequisites: 4200:330, 4200:351. Comprehensive experiments in combined heat and mass transfer, thermodynamics, and reaction kinetics. Data collection and analysis. Comprehensive reports in various formats.

4200:394. Chemical Engineering Design III. (1-3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4200:351 and permission. Supervised individual or group design project. Develop, evaluate and design feasible solutions to an open-ended problem pertinent to chemical engineering. Written report and oral presentation required.

4200:408. Polymer Engineering. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission or senior standing. Commercial polymerization, materials selection and property modification, polymer processing, applied rheology and classification of polymer industry.

4200:410. Project Management and Teamwork IV. (1 Credit)

Prerequisites: 4200:310 and admission to the College of Engineering. Corequisites: 4200:441 or 4250:440. Teams freshmen through senior Chemical Engineering and Corrosion Engineering undergraduates on a design team working on a realistic chemical engineering problem. Develops teamwork, communications, presentation, project management and information technology skills.

4200:421. Fundamentals of Multiphase Transport Phenomena. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4200:321 or equivalent, and instructor permission. Major topics to be covered: Intraphase and interphase transport phenomena, Transport phenomena in multiphase fluids, Transport in Porous Media, Transport in Gas/liquid pipe flows, Computational Fluid Dynamics of multiphase systems, and Case studies.

4200:435. Process Analysis & Control. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4200:330, 4200:353 and admission to the College of Engineering. Response of simple chemical processes and design of appropriate control systems.

4200:438. Energy Integration. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4200:351. This course uses Pinch Design formalism to present the core energy integration tools for energy and area targeting, and tools for integration of reactors, distillation columns, and heat pumps.

4200:441. Process Design I. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4200:330, 4200:341, 4200:351, 4200:353 and admission to the College of Engineering. Application of chemical engineering fundamentals to the design of a multi-unit process. Emphasis on use of process simulators. Advanced equipment design, oral and written communication skills and teamwork.

4200:442. Process Design II. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4200:441 and admission to the College of Engineering. Teaches methods of process conceptualization, preliminary optimization. Specific topics include: chemical process design methodology, design heuristics, energy integration, and process safety review.

4200:450. Chemical Product Design and Development. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: senior standing or permission. Introduction to the strategies and processes used to design and development new chemical products from the idea stage through manufacturing.

4200:461. Solids Processing. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4200:321 and 4200:353 or permission. Comprehensive problems in sedimentation, fluidization, drying and other operations involving mechanics of particulate solids in liquid and gas continua.

4200:462. Industrial Enzyme Technology. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4200:330 and 4200:351. Application of chemical engineering to biological processes involving enzymes and their industrial applications. Special emphasis given to the kinetics, control, design, and process economics aspects.

4200:463. Pollution Control. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4200:353 or permission. Air and water pollution sources and problems. Engineering aspects and methodology.

4200:466. Digitized Data & Simulation. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Permission. Data acquisition and analysis by digital devices, digital control applications and design.

4200:470. Electrochemical Engineering. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4200:321, 4200:330. Chemical engineering principles as applied to the study of electrode processes and to the design of electrochemical reactors. Topics include electrochemical thermodynamics, cell polarizations, Faraday's Laws, electrode kinetics, transport processes in electrochemical systems, current distributions, reactor design, experimental methods, commercial processes, and batteries and fuel cells.

4200:471. Fuel Engineering. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4200:330 or permission of instructor. Topics related to clean liquid and solid fuels technology. Special emphasis given to design, system analysis, environmental impacts, and novel technologies.

4200:472. Separation Processes in Biochemical Engineering. (3 Credits)

Introduction to the separation and purification techniques pertinent to bioprocesses, with emphasis on engineering considerations for large scale operations.

4200:473. Bioreactor Design. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4200:330 or instructor's consent. Design, analysis, and scale-up of bioreactors for various biological processes.

4200:488. Chemical Processes Design. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor or senior standing. Process design and analysis of emerging chemical technologies. Case studies, such as in-situ processing, alternative fuels, bioremediation, and engineering materials manufacture.

4200:494. Design Project. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Permission or senior standing. Individual design project pertinent to chemical engineering under faculty supervision. Written report and oral presentation required.

4200:496. Topics in Chemical Engineering. (1-3 Credits)

(May be repeated for a total of six credits) Prerequisite: Permission. Topics selected from new and developing areas of chemical engineering, such as electrochemical engineering, coal and synthetic fuels processing, bioengineering, simultaneous heat and mass transfer phenomena and new separation techniques.

4200:497. Honors Project. (1-3 Credits)

(May be repeated for a total of six credits) Prerequisite: Permission. Individual creative project pertinent to chemical engineering culminating in undergraduate thesis, supervised by faculty member of the department.

4200:499. Research Project: Chemical Engineering. (1-3 Credits)

(May be repeated for a total of six credits) Prerequisite: Permission. Individual research project pertinent to chemical engineering under faculty supervision. Report required.