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Chemical Engineering :   Offered by the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering.

 
UNDERGRADUATE COURSES:

ChE 101 - Introduction to Chemical Engineering (1-0-0)
Prerequisites: None. An introduction to the field of chemical engineering and to the Otto H. York Department of Chemical Engineering. Topics include the curriculum, career plan, undergraduate research opportunities, cooperative employment, student professional societies and a preliminary engineering project. Also included are visits by alumni who discuss their careers after graduation from the department. Effective From: Spring 2014

ChE 210 - Chemical Process Calculations I (3-0-2)
Prerequisites: Chem 126. Corequisites: Math 112 and CS 101. Analysis of chemical processes is introduced, emphasizing steady and unsteady-state mass and species balances. This course uses primarily chemistry and algebra to determine, for a wide variety of processes and applications, the flow and concentrations of different chemical species. Effective From: Fall 2014

ChE 210W - Chemical Process Calculations I (0-1-0)
Workshop Effective From: Fall 2008

ChE 221 - Material Balances (4-0-4)
Prerequisites: Chem 126 or Chem 123, and Math 112. Co-requisites: CIS 101, FED 101. An introduction to the analysis of chemical processes with special emphasis on steady state mass balances. The course introduces mass balances in unsteady state. Effective Until: Spring 2005

ChE 230 - Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: Chem 126, Math 112, Phys 111. Corequisite Math 211 (or Math 213). The Fundamentals of thermodynamics are applied to chemical engineering processes. Thermophysical properties and their engineering correlations are covered. Applications include chemical engineering and related fields such as environmental and biomedical engineering. Effective From: Fall 2014

ChE 230W - Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I Workshop (0-1-0)
Workshop Effective From: Fall 2008

ChE 232 - Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I (2-2-3)
Prerequisite: ChE 221. Corequisite: Chem 231. A course emphasizing the concepts of energy balances and energy balance calculations. Uses engineering correlations and thermodynamics to estimate properties used in batch and flow systems. Effective Until: Fall 2005

ChE 240 - Chemical Process Calculations II (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: ChE 210, ChE 230, Math 211 (or Math 213). Corequisite: Math 222. This course covers the basic principles of energy balances for a variety of engineering systems. Combined with material from other sophomore courses, simple designs of chemical processes are considered. The course also introduces chemical process simulation software. Effective From: Fall 2008

ChE 240W - Chemical Process Calculations II (0-1-0)
Workshop Effective From: Fall 2008

ChE 260 - Fluid Flow (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ChE 230. Corequisite: ChE 240, Math 222. This course considers the principles of molecular and turbulent transport of momentum, particularly as they apply to pressure drop calculations in piping systems, packed columns, and other flow devices. Flow around submerged objects is also considered. Effective From: Fall 2005

ChE 310 - Co-op Work Experience I (0-0-3)
(3 degree credits). Prerequisites: Approval of the department, and permission of the Office of Cooperative Education and Internships. Students gain major related work experience and reinforcement of their academic program. Work assignments facilitated and approved by the Co-op office. Mandatory participation in seminars and completion of a report.Note: Normal grading applies to this COOP Experience Effective From: Spring 2013

ChE 311 - Co-op Work Experience II (0-0-0)
(0 credits) Prerequisites: ChE 310. Requires permission of undergraduate advisor. Cannot be used for degree credit. Effective From: Spring 2011

ChE 312 - Chemical Process Safety (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Junior standing. A study of the technical fundamentals of chemical process safety: includes impact of chemical plant accidents and concepts of societal and individual risk; hazards associated with chemicals and other agents used in chemical plants, including toxic, flammable and reactive hazards: concepts of inherently safer design; control and mitigation of hazards to prevent accidents, including plant procedures and designs; major regulations that impact safety of chemical plants; consequences of chemical plant incidents due to acute and chronic chemical release and exposures; hazard identification procedures; introduction to risk assessment. Effective From: Spring 2011

ChE 342 - Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: ChE 230, Math 211 (or Math 213), Chem 236. The principles and methods developed in Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I are extended to multicomponent systems, and used to treat phase and chemical equilibrium as well as such applications as chemical reactors and refrigeration systems. Effective From: Fall 2005

ChE 349 - Kinetics and Reactor Design (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: ChE 342, ChE 370, Math 222, Chem 236. Derive and solve species and energy balances for single chemical reactors; introduces heterogeneous catalysis, non-ideal reactors as ideal reactor combinations, and special topics such as polymeric or biochemical reactions. Effective From: Fall 2005

ChE 360 - Separation Processes I (3-0-2)
Prerequisites: ChE 342, ChE 370. This is the first course in separations, examines traditional methods and technologies by which chemical engineers separate and purify mixtures. Emphasis here is on strippers, absorbers, distillations, and extractions. Effective From: Fall 2008

ChE 363 - Transport Operations I (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: ChE 232, Phys 111, CIS 101, and FED 101. Corequisite: Math 222 Considers principles of the molecular and turbulent transport of momentum, particularly as they apply to pressure drop calculations in piping systems, packed columns, and other flow devices. Also considered is flow around submerged objects. Effective Until: Spring 2007

ChE 364 - Transport Operations II (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: ChE 232, Math 222. Corequisite: ChE 363. The principles of molecular and turbulent transport of energy are considered, particularly as they apply to design of heat exchangers. Also considered is radiant heat transfer. Effective Until: Spring 2011

ChE 365 - Techniques for Process Simulation (3-0-2)
Prerequisites: ChE 370. Corequisite: ChE 360. This course reviews chemical engineering applications of LaPlace transforms, partial fractions, and linear algebra in preparation for the ChE course in process control. It introduces dedicated software for chemical process simulation and control used in the senior capstone courses. Effective From: Fall 2010

ChE 367 - Diffusional Systems (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: ChE 363, Math 222. Covers principles of molecular and turbulent transport of mass, particularly as they apply to design of packed columns, and other mass transfer devices. Effective Until: Spring 2007

ChE 370 - Heat and Mass Transfer (4-0-4)
Prerequisites: ChE 240, ChE 260, Math 222. The principles of heat and mass transfer in chemical engineering systems are covered. Steady and unsteady heat transfer is examined, with emphasis on the heat exchanger design. Mass transfer by steady and unsteady molecular diffusion, and turbulent convective mass transfer is studied. Effective From: Fall 2005

ChE 375 - Structure, Properties and Processing of Materials (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: Chem 236, (or Chem 235. Corequisite Mech 320. Tailoring materials properties by engineering their microscopic/macroscopic structures via processing is central to product design and development in the chemical industry. This course introduces the principles of materials engineering from the perspective of structure-property-processing relationships. Instead of covering different types of materials separately, this course will use the principles common to engineering of all important materials as an underlying theme. These are atomic/molecular structure, nanoscale, morphology, principles of phase transformation, structure development during processing, and property dependence on structure. All these topics will be introduced through the paradigm of comparing metals, ceramics and polymers. Besides single component systems, advanced materials such as multiphase and/or multicomponent systems (e.g. composites and gels) and nanomaterials will be discussed based on these principles. An integral part of this course will be the criteria for selection of materials for the chemical process industry. Effective From: Fall 2014

ChE 380 - Introduction to Biotechnology (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: Chem 122 or Chem 126. Basic principles of molecular biotechnology with selected examples of applications. Effective From: Fall 2004

ChE 396 - Chemical Engineering Laboratory I (0-5-3)
Prerequisites: ChE 370, Eng 352. In this first course in chemical engineering capstone laboratory, experiments are conducted in the areas of fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Bench and pilot-scale equipment is used. Oral and written reports are prepared by the students. Effective From: Fall 2014

ChE 402 - Applied Optics in Chemical Engineering (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing in chemical engineering. Combined laboratory and lecture course emphasizing photonics and laser applications in chemical engineering.

ChE 411 - Work Experience III (0 credits)
Prerequisites: ChE 311. Continuation of ChE 311. Cannot be used for degree credit. Effective From: Fall 2011

ChE 427 - Biotransport (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: ChE 230 and Math 222. Introduction to basic concepts of transport phenomena as applied to biological systems. Topics include the structure and composition of the human body, the properties of the blood and its flow in the cardiovascular system, and the body as a heat source and as a series of compartments involved in the mass transfer of materials (such as those in the kidneys and lungs). Students learn to analyze solute transport in biological systems and apply it to the design of biomedical devices. Effective From: Spring 2004

ChE 444 - Introduction to Polymer Engineering (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: ChE 370. Introduction to the basic concepts of polymer engineering. Topics covered include rheology, heat transfer, and kinetics of polymerization reactors.

ChE 460 - Separation Processes II (3-0-2)
Prerequisites: ChE 360. This second course in separations examines non-traditional methods and technologies such as fixed-bed processes, membranes, crystallization, and mechanical separations. Effective From: Fall 2008

ChE 461 - Fate and Transport of Pollutants in the Environment (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: Math 222, Chem 235 or Chem 360, ChE 370 or CE 320. The overall objective of this course is to introduce students to concepts, mechanisms, and models used to describe the transport of chemicals in the environment. Two of the most important parameters in mass transport are the driving force or concentration gradient and the transport mechanism. Methods for defining these parameters are discussed during the first six weeks of the class. Concepts and models presented in the first six weeks are applied to air-water, sediment-water, and soil-air interfaces during the rest of the term. The semester ends with a group project, where students are asked to apply material from the course to resolve a comprehensive problem. Effective Until: Spring 2011

ChE 466 - Pollution Control in Chemical Processes (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: ChE 349, ChE 360. A course applying chemical engineering principles to the appropriate treatment of gaseous and liquid effluents from manufacturing and utility plants. The course will take into consideration toxicity, safety, and economic constraints. A case study approach is used to evaluate processes and pinpoint pollution sources. Quantitative designs and calculations will be required. Effective Until: Spring 2011

ChE 468 - Air Pollution Control Principles (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: ChE 360, ChE 349. A course focusing on the sources and control of air pollution. The course emphasizes design of modern air pollution control equipment and associated economics. Effective Until: Spring 2011

ChE 471 - Equilibrium Stage Processes (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ChE 342, ChE 364. Corequisite: ChE 367. Covers the design of distillation columns, extraction columns, leaching, and other stagewise separation processes. Effective Until: Fall 2007

ChE 472 - Process and Plant Design (4-0-4)
Prerequisites: ChE 349, ChE 365, ChE 375, ChE 380, IE 492. Corequisite ChE 460. A capstone course in the chemical engineering program. This class is divided into three- or four-person groups. Each group must complete an open-ended process design problem, including equipment specification and economics. Effective From: Fall 2014

ChE 472H* - Process and Plant Design Honors (4-0-4)
Same as ChE 472, with special projects for Honors students.

ChE 473 - Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: Math 222, ChE 349, ChE 360, and ChE 370. An introduction to the use of differential equations to solve chemical engineering problems.

ChE 476 - Introduction to Biochemical Engineering (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: Chem 245, ChE 349. Corequisite: ChE 349. The application of chemical engineering to biochemical processes. Topics include enzyme reactions, dynamics of microbial populations, fermentation equipment, bioreactor design, and sterilization. Effective From: Fall 2010

ChE 477 - Process Dynamics and Control (4-0-4)
Prerequisites: ChE 349, ChE 363, ChE 364. Mathematical description of transient and steady state behavior of chemical engineering processes. Study of the open-loop response of output process variables to varying inputs. Theory and applications of chemical process control. Effective Until: Fall 2007

ChE 485 - Chemical Engineering Laboratory I (1-6-4)
Prerequisites: Chem 235A, ChE 363, ChE 364, Math 225. Engineering experimentation and data analysis. Experiments are conducted in the areas of fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Bench and pilot-scale equipment is used. Results are presented in both oral and written reports. Effective Until: Fall 2007

ChE 486 - Chemical Engineering Laboratory II (0-8-4)
Prerequisites: ChE 349, ChE 367, ChE 471, ChE 485. Corequisite: ChE 477. Engineering experimentation and data analysis. Experiments are conducted in the areas of distillation, extraction, and chemical/biochemical reactions. Bench and pilot-scale equipment is used. Results are presented in both oral and written reports. Effective Until: Fall 2007

ChE 486H - Chemical Engineering Laboratory II Honors (0-8-4)
Same as ChE 486, with special projects for Honors students. Effective Until: Fall 2007

ChE 489 - Process Dynamics and Control (2-2-3)
Prerequisites: ChE 349, ChE 365. This course is an introduction to chemical process dynamics and control. Topics include analysis of the dynamics of open-loop systems, the design of control systems, and the dynamics of closed-loop systems. Control techniques and methodologies, used by practicing chemical engineers, are emphasized. Effective From: Fall 2005

ChE 490 - Special Topics in Chemical Engineering (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: ChE 349, ChE 360. Topics of current interest in chemical engineering, such as supercritical fluid extraction, combustion research, environmental problems, biotechnology, technologies in hazardous and toxic substance management, etc. As interests develop, other topics will be considered.

ChE 491 - Research and Independent Study I (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: senior standing in chemical engineering, agreement of a department faculty advisor, and approval of the associate chairperson for undergraduate studies. Normally a GPA greater than 3.0 is required to participate in the course. Provides the student with an opportunity to work on a research project under the individual guidance of a member of the department. A written report is required for course completion.

ChE 491H - Research and Independent Study I Honors (3-0-3 )
Same as ChE 491, with special projects for Honors students.

ChE 492 - Research and Independent Study II (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ChE 491. A continuation of ChE 491.

ChE 492H - Research and Independent Study II Honors (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ChE 491H. Same as ChE 492, with special projects for Honors students.

ChE 496 - Chemical Engineering Laboratory II (0-6-3)
Prerequisites: ChE 349, ChE 360, ChE 380, ChE 396, Chem 339: ChE 460, ChE 489. In this second course in chemical engineering capstone laboratory, experiments are conducted in the areas of mass transfer, separations, reaction engineering, and process dynamics and control. Bench and pilot-scale equipment is used. Oral and written reports are prepared by the students. Effective From: Spring 2014

GRADUATE COURSES:

ChE 501 - Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering I (6 credits)
Prerequisites: Math 222 or equivalent, Chem 231 or equivalent(see undergraduate catalog descriptions). An intensive course in basic chemical engineering science intended for students in the bridge program. Topics include material and energy balances, thermodynamics, kinetics and reactor design, and staged separation processes. May not be taken for degree credit in any chemical engineering program.

ChE 502 - Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering II (4 credits)
Prerequisites: Math 222 or equivalent (see undergraduate catalog for description), ChE 501 or equivalent. A continuation of ChE 501. An intensive course in basic chemical engineering science intended for students in the bridge program. Topics include fluid mechanics, heat transfer and diffusion-controlled processes. May not be taken for degree credit in any chemical engineering program.

ChE 503 - Introduction to Polymer Science and Engineering (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Undergraduate degree in science or engineering. The course is intended for students whose prior undergraduate degree did not include study of polymer science or engineering. The course provides introductory concepts in four main areas: fundamentals of polymeric material including structural and chemical aspects; synthesis reactions of polymers; polymer properties including an introduction to viscoelastic behavior; and polymer technology including processing and shaping methods for specific products.

ChE 551 - Principles of Mass Transfer (3 credits)
Prerequisites: undergraduate thermodynamics and integral calculus. An introductory course in basic concepts of mass transfer. Special emphasis is placed on mass transfer concepts applicable to stage and continuous operations. Topics covered include evaporation, gas absorption, and distillation. Cannot be used for degree credit in Chemical Engineering. Effective Until: Spring 2005

ChE 590 - Graduate Co-op Work Experience I (3 additive credits)
Prerequisite: permission from department and Division of Career Development Services. Cooperative education internship provides on-the-job reinforcement of the academic program by placement in major-related work situations. Work assignment developed or approved by the co-op office and evaluated by the department. Cannot be used for degree credit.

ChE 591 - Graduate Co-op Work Experience II (3 additive credits)
Prerequisite: permission from department and Division of Career Development Services.

ChE 592 - Graduate Co-op Work Experience III (3 additive credits)
Prerequisite: permission from department and Division of Career Development Services.

ChE 593 - Graduate Co-op Work Experience IV (0 credits)
Prerequisites: One immediately prior 3-credit registration for graduate co-op work experience with the same employer. Requires approval of departmental co-op advisor and the Division of Career Development Services. Must have accompanying registration in a minimum of 3 credits of course work. Effective From: Fall 2006

ChE 599 - Methods for Teaching Assistants and Graduate Assistants (3 credits)
Prerequisite: graduate standing. Required for all chemical engineering teaching assistants and graduate assistants. Covers techniques of teaching, interaction with students, and safety. Does not count as degree credit.

ChE 602 - Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering I (3 credits)
Prerequisite: graduate standing. Topics of current interest in chemical engineering.

ChE 603 - Separation Process Principles (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: ChE 342, ChE 349, ChE 363, ChE 364, ChE 367, ChE 471. The course covers the basic principles of separation with or without chemical reaction in phase equilibrium-based, external field-driven and membrane-based separation processes. Effective From: Fall 2004

ChE 604 - Membrane Separation Processes (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: ChE 342, ChE 349, ChE 363, ChE 364, ChE 367, ChE 471. This course covers the science, technology, engineering analysis and design of membrane separation processes, membrane reactors, membrane-based equilibrium separation processes and hybrid membrane processes. Effective From: Spring 2005

ChE 611 - Thermodynamics (3 credits)
Prerequisites: undergraduate courses in physical chemistry and thermodynamics, or equivalent. Principles of thermodynamics developed quantitatively to include thermodynamic functions and their application to chemical engineering processes.

ChE 612 - Kinetics of Reactions and Reactor Design (3 credits)
Prerequisite: undergraduate course in chemical engineering kinetics, or equivalent. Elements of optimum design introduced for reactor types, series and parallel reactor systems, multiple reactions, and temperature effects. Introduction to non-ideal reactor design. Study of various models for catalytic and non-catalytic solid-fluid reactions.

ChE 619 - Nano-scale Characterization of Materials (3 credits)
The course presents the basics of nanotechnology and the principles and application of advanced instrumentation for the characterization of nanostructures. Topics include atomic force microscopy; near-field optics, dielectric spectroscopy, and light scattering. The significant component of the course is laboratory work at the W. M. Keck Foundation Laboratory and research project. Effective From: Fall 2007

ChE 623 - Heat Transfer (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: undergraduate course in heat transfer. Heat transmission applied to practical problems in design. An introduction will include review of conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer modes. Related topics covered will be heat exchangers, types and design principles (including Kern & Bell?s methods), effectiveness, (NTU Design and Rating methods), Fired Heaters, Design & Rating and Cooling Towers, Design & Rating. Effective From: Fall 2012

ChE 624 - Transport Phenomena I (3 credits)
Prerequisites: undergraduate courses in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and mass transfer. A unified treatment of molecular and turbulent momentum, energy, and mass transport. Emphasis is on the mathematical description of physical mechanisms in momentum and energy transport.

ChE 625 - Microlevel Modeling in Particle Technology (3 credits)
Presents methodologies for analyzing the macroscopic properties of particulate systems in terms of the underlying microlevel processes. Significant components are the mathematical modeling of particulate systems at the microlevel, analytical and numerical methods for predicting macroscopic properties from microlevel models, and comparison of theoretical predictions with experimental results. Demonstrates the importance of the interaction of these three components in the scientific process. The first part concerns the flow of dry particles where any interstitial fluid can be ignored. The second part considers the flow of particles suspended in an interstitial fluid. Also includes a class project involving development of simulations. Same as ME 624.

ChE 626 - Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Math 222 or equivalent undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering. The purpose of the course is to emphasize the importance of mathematics to chemical engineering practice. Applications of ordinary differential equations, Sturm-Liouville problems arising from partial differential equations, regular Perturbation approaches to some nonlinear systems of chemical engineering interests, use of Laplace transfroms expecially the Residue Theorem for inversions and some numerical methods. It is suggested that students take this course before taking ChE 624. Effective From: Fall 2011

ChE 627 - Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (3 credits)
Prerequisites: undergraduate courses in thermodynamics and differential equations. Introduction to the structure and composition of the body followed by an exploration of the properties of blood and its flow in the cardiovascular system; the body as a heat source and as a series of compartments involved in mass transfer of materials (such as those in the kidneys and lungs). Design of artificial kidneys and heart-lung machines is also explored. Same as BME 627.

ChE 628 - Biochemical Engineering (3 credits)
Prerequisite: undergraduate degree in chemical engineering. The application of chemical engineering to biological processes, biochemical reaction systems, and their technological use. Special attention given to problems in momentum, energy, and mass transport, as well as chemical reaction kinetics in biological systems.

ChE 629 - Biological Engineering Analysis (3 credits)
Prerequisite: undergraduate degree in chemical engineering. Emphasis is on chemical engineering reactor design employing microbial populations. The dynamics of microbial interactions are described mathematically, as are cell attachment and reactor stability.

ChE 634 - Chemical Process Dynamics and Control (3 credits)
Prerequisite: undergraduate chemical engineering course in process dynamics and control. Mathematical principles of process dynamics and control; derivation and solution of differential equations describing the behavior of typical chemical engineering processing units; and mathematical analysis and design of control systems. Digital and sampled data control systems also discussed.

ChE 645 - Fundamentals of Rheology (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ChE 626 or permission of the instructor. Rheology of polymer melts and polymer solutions. Various types of time-dependent and time-independent non-Newtonian fluids are classified. Experimental techniques used to characterize these materials are discussed. Effective Until: Spring 2005

ChE 650 - Environmental Catalysis Fundamental & Applications (3-0-3)
Prerequisites:Senior Standing or Graduate Industrial Catalysis course. An introduction to catalytic processes used for environmental abatement. The course provides background information necessary to understand environmental catalytic processes. A review of mobile and stationary pollution abatement technologies are reviewed. Effective From: Spring 2014

ChE 654 - Corrosion (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Undergraduate courses in Chemistry. Fundamental principles including thermodynamics and kinetics of corrosion; forms of corrosion (e.g. galvanic, crevice and stress); methods of corrosion measurement; high temperature corrosion; and special case histories. Effective From: Fall 2004

ChE 656 - Industrial Catalysis: Fundamentals & Applications (3 credits)
The class provides an introduction to catalytic phenomena as well as catalysts. It provides the background information necessary to understand industrial catalytic processes. Examples which will be discussed are hydrogen, ammonia and methanol synthesis, inorganic and organic oxidation reactions, petrochemical processes as well as pollution abatement and other important processes. The course provides insight into the theory of catalytic phenomena and also provides practical information about these processes from an industrial perspective. Effective From: Spring 2008

ChE 662 - Chemical Processing of Electronic Materials (3 credits)
Prerequisite: undergraduate degree in chemical engineering. Processes necessary for manufacturing electronic materials into semiconductor devices and systems including single crystal growth, chemical vapor deposition, ion implantation, dry etching, and other considerations.

ChE 664 - Experiments and Simulations in Particle Technology (3 credits)
Prerequisites: graduate standing and consent of the instructor. Covers particle size analysis using sieves as well as laser diffraction technique, size reduction with ball mill, measurement of powder flow properties and internal angle of friction, measurement of angle of repose, design of mass flow hoppers using Jenike direct shear tester, measurement of minimum sintering temperature of powders, particle sedimentation, powder mixing, dry particle coating, and fluidized beds. Simulations involve various dry and fluid based particle systems, focusing on particle-particle and fluid-particle interactions. Same as ME 664.

ChE 671 - Chemical Process Safety (3 credits)
Prerequisite: graduate standing. Chemical and physical principles in chemical process safety and fire and explosion hazard evaluation. Emphasis is on materials, their reactions, and effect on surroundings. Course intended for students in the master's program in occupational safety and health engineering, and may not be taken for credit by ChE graduate students. Effective Until: Spring 2005

ChE 675 - Statistical Thermodynamics (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ChE 611 or permission of instructor. Application of equilibrium statistical mechanics to chemical engineering problems. Basic postulates and relationships of statistical thermodynamics, including the ideal gas, ideal crystal, and virial equation; statistical theories of fluid mixtures and other advanced topics.

ChE 681 - Polymerization-Principles and Practice (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Undergraduate courses in physical or organic chemistry or ChE 503 or equivalent. The course focuses on the structural and synthetic aspects of polymers and examines in detail a number of bench and industrial scale polymerization methods. In addition to kinetics and mechanisms of commercially important polymerization systems, the course examines reactive modification of synthetic and natural polymers and provides an introduction to applicable characterization methods.

ChE 682 - Polymer Structures and Properties (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Undergraduate physical chemistry, a materials related course or ChE 503 or equivalent. The course provides an overview of polymer structures and properties and their relationships from the molecular viewpoint to phenomenological descriptions. Topics include thermodynamics of a single molecule, dynamic theory and viscoelasticity of polymers, polymer solids and mechanical properties, rubbers, polymer blends and composites, biological polymers, and special applications. New areas and innovative applications of polymers will be introduced.

ChE 683 - Polymer Processing (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Undergraduate courses in transport phenomena, fluid flow, or heat transfer or approval of graduate advisor. The course provides a systematic approach to the physical phenomena occurring in polymer processing machinery. The synthesis of the elementary steps of polymer processing are shown in relation to the development of extrusion die flow and extrusion products and injection mold flows and molded products. Structural and residual stresses are examined.

ChE 684 - Materials and Process Selection for Polymer Product Design (3 credits)
Prerequisites or corequisites: ChE 681, ChE 682, ChE 683 or approval of graduate advisor. The course provides methodologies for designing polymer-based products by considering materials and processing methods. Methods for selecting homopolymers, polymer blends and composites for specific appilcations will be presented in terms of properties, processability, manufacturing methods and economics. Process/structure/property correlations are presented as well as approaches to product design including CAD, prototyping, and strength and failure criteria. Case studies from biomedical, packaging and other applications are discussed.

ChE 685 - Industrial Waste Control I (3 credits)
Prerequisite: undergraduate degree in chemical engineering or permission of the instructor. Physical/chemical treatment of industrial wastewaters: ionic equilibria; surface characterization; thermodynamic applications; transport phenomena; and sludge treatment.

ChE 686 - Industrial Waste Control II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: undergraduate degree in chemical engineering or permission of the instructor. Biological treatment of industrial wastewaters: biological mechanisms; kinetics; vapor-liquid equilibria; and settling phenomena.

ChE 687 - Industrial Gas Cleaning (3 credits)
Prerequisite: undergraduate degree in chemical engineering, or permission of the instructor. Review of available tools for cleaning atmospheric effluents from manufacturing facilities and power plants; use of a systems approach to minimize gas cleaning costs; alternatives involving combinations of process modification and effluent clean-up; methods for estimating key design parameters for cyclones, baghouses, electrostatic precipitators and scrubbers. Applications of design parameters through the solution of extensive problem-sets.

ChE 701 - Master's Thesis (6 credits)
Prerequisite: matriculation for the master's degree in chemical engineering. Approval of thesis advisor is necessary for registration. Original research under the guidance of a departmental advisor. The final product must be a written thesis approved by at least three faculty members: the primary advisor, another from the department, and one other faculty member. A student must continue to register for at least 3 credits per semester until at least 6 credits have been completed and a written thesis is approved. Only a total of 6 credits will count toward the degree.

ChE 702 - Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: graduate standing. Topics of current interest in chemical engineering.

ChE 705 - Independent Study (3 credits)
Prerequisites: permission from the graduate advisor (not dissertation advisor) in chemical engineering, as well as courses prescribed by a supervising faculty member (who is not the student's dissertation advisor). This special course covers areas of study in which one or more students may be interested, but which isn't of sufficiently broad interest to warrant a regular course offering. Students may not register for this course more than once with the same supervising faculty member.

ChE 711 - Phase Equilibrium (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ChE 611 or equivalent. Low-pressure and high-pressure vapor-liquid equilibrium and liquid-liquid equilibrium. Among the topics covered are experimental methods, consistency tests of the data, expressions for the dependence of the activity coefficient on composition and temperature, and prediction of multicomponent vapor-liquid and liquid-liquid equilibrium from binary data. Prediction methods of vapor and liquid phase nonidealities, based on equations of state and solution theories, are discussed.

ChE 721 - Combustion Reaction Engineering (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: Undergraduate degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering. Topics related to the engineering of combustion systems will be discussed. These include laminar flames, turbulent combustion, ideal reactor modeling of complex combustion systems, combustion chemistry, heterogeneous combustion and incineration. Effective From: Fall 2004

ChE 724 - Sustainable Energy (3-0-3)
The course is a project-based advanced graduate course which requires strong background in engineering thermodynamics and transport phenomena. The main goals of this course are to gain an understanding of the cost-benefit ratio of various alternative energy sources and to understand some of the various obstacles associated with current and conventional technologies and industrial applications. Different renewable and conventional energy technologies will be discussed in class. Course materials include biomass energy, fossil fuels, geothermal energy, nuclear power, wind power, solar energy, hydrogen fuel, hydropower, and fuel cells. Students will learn a quantitative framework to aid in evaluation and analysis of energy technology systems in the context of engineering, political, social, economic, and environmental goals. Effective From: Spring 2013

ChE 725 - Transport Phenomena II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ChE 624 or equivalent. Transport in laminar and turbulent flow: in solids, between phases, and macroscopic transport in flow systems.

ChE 740 - Biological Treatment of Hazardous Chemical Wastes (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ChE 686 or the permission of the instructor. A doctoral level seminar on the limitations of biological treatment for hazardous wastes that looks at the fundamental processes taking place.

ChE 790 - Doctoral Dissertation (Credits as designated)
Required of all students for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. A minimum of 36 credits is required. Approval of dissertation advisor is necessary for registration. Students must register for at least 6 credits of dissertation per semester until 36 credits are reached and then for 3 credits each semester thereafter until a written dissertation is approved.

ChE 791 - Graduate Seminar (Non-credit)
Required of all chemical engineering students receiving departmental or research-based awards and all doctoral students. The student must register each semester until completion of the degree. Outside speakers and department members present their research for general discussion.

ChE 792 - Pre-Doctoral Research (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Permission of Associate Chairperson for Graduate Studies. For students admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy Program in Chemical Engineering who have not yet passed the qualifying examination. Research is carried out under the supervision of designated chemical engineering faculty. If the student's research activity culminates in doctoral research in the same area, up to a maximum of 6 credits may be applied to the 36 credits required under ChE 790. Effective From: Fall 2007

ChE 794 - Professional Presentations for Ph.D. Students (0 credits)
Intended to help students make better technical presentations. Each student is required to make a presentation on a research topic; guest lectures will occur during the semester. Effective From: Fall 2007