CH E-Chemical Engineering

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CH E 2003. Chemical Engineering Computing/Statistics.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CHE 2033 (or concurrent enrollment in CHE 2033), and MATH 1823 or 1914 or concurrent enrollment. Introduction to engineering computing and programming using prevalent engineering computing software; program design and development; computer application exercises in engineering. Basic statistical concepts. Computer application exercise in engineering and statistics. (Sp)

CH E 2033. Chemical Engineering Fundamentals.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: MATH 1823 or 1914, and CHEM 1415 or CHEM 1425 or CHEM 1435 or equivalent. Material balances involving physical equilibria and chemical reaction; energy balances; gas behavior including vapor pressure and Raoult's Law. (F, Sp)

CH E 3113. Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer I.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CH E 2033; MATH 2443 or 2934 or concurrent enrollment in 2443 or 2934; completion or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 2524 and completion or concurrent enrollment in MATH 3113. The common mathematical and physical basis of these processes is presented. Calculation methods for all three processes are developed. Design procedures of equipment for fluid flow, heat transfer and diffusional processes are given. (Sp)

CH E 3123. Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer II.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CH E 3113 and MATH 3113. The common mathematical and physical basis of these processes is presented. Calculation methods for all three processes are developed. Design procedures of equipment for fluid flow, heat transfer and diffusional processes are given. (F)

CH E 3313. Structure and Properties of Materials.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CHEM 1415 or CHEM 1425, PHYS 2524, and CHE 3123 or instructor permission. The behavior of materials under various conditions and environments is correlated to atomic and molecular structure and bonding. (Sp)

CH E 3333. Separation Processes.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 3123, 3473, 3723. Coverage of the fundamentals and modeling techniques of various separation processes found in the chemical process industries. Discussion of various computational approaches for binary and multicomponent separations; factors affecting efficiency, capacity and energy requirements. (Sp)

CH E 3432. Unit Operations Laboratory.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CH E 3123, CH E 3333 or concurrent enrollment in CH E 3333, and CH E 3473. Experimental examination of processes involving fluid flow, heat and mass transfer, kinetics and process control. Process parameters and physical properties are measured. Results are presented in written reports and oral presentations. Laboratory. (Sp)

CH E 3440. Mentored Research Experience.3 Credit Hours.

0 to 3 hours. Prerequisites: ENGL 1113 or equivalent, and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. For the inquisitive student to apply the scholarly processes of the discipline to a research or creative project under the mentorship of a faculty member. Student and instructor should complete an Undergraduate Research & Creative Projects (URCP) Mentoring Agreement and file it with the URCP office. Not for honors credit. (F, Sp, Su)

CH E 3473. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CH E 2033, CH E 3113, MATH 2443 or 2934, and CHEM 3423; junior standing. Application of the first and second laws of thermodynamics to the analysis of phase change, solution behavior and chemical equilibria and reaction. (F)

CH E 3723. Numerical Methods for Engineering Computation.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CHE 2003 and MATH 3113 or 3413. Course uses specific software applications tailored toward chemical engineering. Basic methods for obtaining numerical solutions with a digital computer. Included are methods for the solutions of algebraic and transcendental equations, simultaneous linear equations, ordinary and partial differential equations, and curve fitting techniques. The methods are compared with respect to computational efficiency and accuracy. (F)

CH E 3953. Undergraduate Research.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Students work on an individual research project in Chemical Engineering. (F, Sp, Su)

CH E 3960. Honors Reading.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Consists of topics designated by the instructor in keeping with the student's major program. Covers materials not usually presented in the regular courses. (F, Sp, Su)

CH E 3970. Honors Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. The projects covered will vary. Deals with concepts not usually presented in regular coursework. (Irreg.)

CH E 3983. Honors Research.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Admission to Honors Program, and instructor permission. Provides an opportunity for the Honors candidate to work on a special project in the student's field. Laboratory (F, Sp, Su)

CH E G4153. Process Dynamics and Control.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 4473. Formulation of first-order models for storage tanks, chemical reactors and heated, stirred tanks; transient and steady-state process dynamics; three-mode control of unit operations; higher-order systems and counter-current operations; analog simulation and digital control of chemical processes. (F)

CH E 4203. Bioengineering Principles.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: MATH 3113 and PHYS 2524. Principles of bioengineering including biomechanics of solids and fluids and mass transfer as they apply to the human body, biomaterials, drug delivery, and tissue engineering. (F)

CH E G4253. Process Design & Safety.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or CH E 3333. Processes and process equipment design including safety considerations; technical design of units combined into plants. (F)

CH E G4262. Chemical Engineering Design Laboratory.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CH E 3432 and CH E 4253 or concurrent enrollment in CH E 4253. Experimental techniques for the acquisition of pilot plant data, using unit operations equipment and reactors for use in process design. Results are presented in written reports and oral presentations. Laboratory. (F)

CH E G4273. Advanced Process Design.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CH E 3333, CH E 4153, CH E 4253, CH E 4262, and CH E 4473. Process and process equipment design, complete design of process plants including complete flow sheets, estimated plant costs, costs of process development, economics of investment. Results are presented in written reports and oral presentations. (Sp) [V].

CH E 4281. Engineering Co-Op Program.1 Credit Hour.

(Crosslisted with AME, CEES, C S, ECE, EPHY, ISE and BME 4281) Prerequisite: Departmental permission and junior standing. May be repeated; maximum credit 6 hours. The Co-Op program provides students an opportunity to enhance their education via career exploration in related professional work experiences. Course assignments help students articulate their experiences by completing journals; mid-term paper; final paper and/or final presentation. Faculty receive an evaluation from the student's Co-Op supervisor who monitors performance. Faculty collaborate with the Co-Op supervisor to ensure student success. (F, Sp, Su)

CH E 4323. Chemical Process Sustainability.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CHE 4253. Concepts of sustainability relevant to chemical processes, including energy and waste minimization, reduction, of greenhouse gas emissions, economic impact of sustainable practices. (Sp)

CH E G4473. Kinetics.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 3473, 3723, Mathematics 3113. Fundamentals of rates, homogeneous isothermal reactions, non-isothermal reactions, reactors and design, heterogeneous reactions, fixed and fluidized bed reactors, experimental data reduction, non-ideal flow reaction systems. (Sp)

CH E 4953. Undergraduate Research II.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CHE 3953 and permission of instructor. Students interested in pursuing and advanced Chemical Engineering degree work on an individual research project in Chemical Engineering. (F, Sp, Su)

CH E 4960. Directed Readings.1-4 Credit Hours.

1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: good standing in University; permission of instructor and dean. May be repeated; maximum credit four hours. Designed for upper-division students who need opportunity to study a specific problem in greater depth than formal course content permits. (Irreg.)

CH E 4970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

CH E 4983. Honors Research II.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CHE 3983, admission to Honors Program and instructor permission. Honors students interested in pursuing an advanced CH E degree work on an individual research project in Chemical Engineering. (F, Sp, Su)

CH E 4990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Contracted independent study for a topic not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. Independent study may include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

CH E 5133. Water Sustainability.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with CEES 5133) Prerequisite: Graduate standing; or CHE 3333 or CEES 2223 with permission of instructor. Introduction to water reclamation and reuse. Wastewater characteristics. Conventional approaches for wastewater treatment. Emerging materials and technologies for water remediation. Water reuse applications and outlook. (Irreg.)

CH E 5143. Multi Scale Modeling of Matter.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of the instructor. The course is suitable for students who are already familiar with classical thermodynamics, differential and integral calculus. This course covers multiscale modeling methods at atomistic and meso scales. By a combination of method discussions and hands-on tutorials, students will learn fundamentals of structures and properties of matter. Both molecular dynamics simulation and Monte Carlo method will be discussed in detail. (F)

CH E 5163. Heterogeneous Catalysis.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CH E 4473; graduate standing or instructor permission. Physical characterization of heterogeneous catalysts; catalytic activity of metals, semiconductors, solid acids, and shape-selective materials. Theories of catalytic activity, catalytic reactors, basics of catalyst surface characterization and activity measurement. (F)

CH E 5183. Graduate Transport Phenomena.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CH E 3123 or graduate standing in Chemical Engineering or permission of instructor. Fundamentals of the theory of transport process; heat, mass, momentum transfer combined with chemical reactions; derivation of different equations to describe processes and process units; analytical and numerical solutions of systems of describing equations. (F)

CH E 5213. Experimental Methods in Materials Research.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing, or permission of instructor for undergraduates with a C or better in an undergraduate materials course. Theory and application of experimental techniques to characterize hard and soft materials including metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. Techniques include scanning and transmission electron microscopy, X-ray and neutron diffraction, thermal analysis, and mechanical testing. Course includes lectures, lab visits with demonstrations, and projects. (Sp)

CH E 5223. Refining Principles.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Introduction to petroleum refining and how feedstocks are valued and selected. Covers more in-depth operation and modeling of several treatment and conversion processes including hydrotreating, catalytic cracking, hydrocracking, and coking. Additional concepts covered include crude oil fractionation, solids handling, and an introduction to several supporting processes. (Sp)

CH E 5233. Colloidal Assembly.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. The aim of this course is to provide fundamental knowledge of colloid and interface science with a focus on the assembly phenomenon at the nano and colloidal scale. The concepts discussed in this class will equip students with essential skills helpful in understanding and analyzing literature that entails colloidal building blocks. (F)

CH E 5243. Biochemical Engineering.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with BME 5243) Prerequisite: CH E 3123 or permission of instructor. Current bioprocesses for reaction and separation with emphasis on fundamental principles of chemical engineering, biochemistry, and microbiology. (Sp)

CH E 5263. Industrial and Environmental Transport Processes.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. This course is designed to introduce students areas in transport phenomena that are critical to common applications. We will cover theory, predictive modeling, applications and numerical methods for multiphase flows (gas-liquid and flows with small particles), turbulent flows with transport of heat or mass, and (time permitting) microfluidics. (Sp)

CH E 5293. Transport in Biological Systems.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with BME 5293) Prerequisite: 3123 or permission of instructor. Theoretical and practical aspects of transport phenomena in living organisms and biomedical technologies. Applications include hemorheology, drug delivery, extracorporeal circulation, and artificial organs. (Irreg.)

CH E 5373. Tissue Engineering.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with BME) Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Examines the background and recent advances in the science of combining multiple cell types with an appropriate support to provide a construct that can replace or support damaged tissue. (Irreg.)

CH E 5393. Rheology of Complex Fluids.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with P E 5393) Prerequisite: Graduate standing; and either P E 3223 or CH E 3113; and Permission of Instructor. Develop skills necessary to understand the basic principles of rheological and viscoelastic properties of complex fluids, such as polymer melts and solutions, emulsions, suspensions, multiphase flow, etc. Covers the flow behavior of non-Newtonian fluids and viscoelastic fluids. Newtonian fluid mechanics will be reviewed to describe the standard flows for rheology. Rheometry, the technique for characterization of fluids, will be discussed. (Sp)

CH E 5453. Polymer Science and Engineering.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Nomenclature, synthesis, structure, and properties of high polymers, survey of production, processing and uses of commercial polymeric materials. (Sp)

CH E 5463. Polymer Processing.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: senior or graduate standing. The theory and practice of the production of finished polymer shapes (tubes, sheets, fibers, bottles, etc.) from polymeric raw materials. (Alt. F)

CH E 5480. Topics in Chemical Engineering.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated with change of content. Seminar course in specialized topics in chemical engineering. (Irreg.)

CH E 5523. Advanced Mathematical Methods in Science and Engineering.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing, CH E 3113 and MATH 2443 or MATH 2934. Scale and vector field theory. Ordinary and partial differential equations. Matrix algebra. Complex analysis. (F)

CH E 5533. Materials Design for Energy Application.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing or department permission. This course is focused on electrochemical engineering and its application in several energy-related research areas such as lithium ion batteries, fuel cells, and water electrolysis and photolysis. We will introduce basic principles of electrochemistry and materials science and discuss various issues in these energy-related applications and how to address them from a materials science and engineering perspective. (Irreg.)

CH E 5673. Colloid and Surface Science.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with CEES 5673) Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Capillarity, surface thermodynamics, adsorption from vapor and liquid phases, contact angles, micelle formation, solubilization, emulsions and foams. Applications to be discussed include detergency, enhanced oil recovery and adsorption for pollution control. (Irreg.)

CH E 5843. Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CH E 3473 or graduate standing in Chemical Engineering or permission of instructor. Advanced thermodynamics as applied to engineering problems and design. (F)

CH E 5960. Directed Readings.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. May be repeated; maximum credit twelve hours. Directed readings and/or literature reviews under the direction of a faculty member. (F, Sp, Su)

CH E 5970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

CH E 5971. Seminar in Chemical Engineering Research.1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: graduate standing in Chemical Engineering or permission of instructor. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit four hours for the master's degree, 10 hours for the doctoral degree. Speakers from academia and industry elaborate on methods and results from research in their areas of expertise to provide the student with an appreciation of the problems of current interest in chemical engineering. (F, Sp)

CH E 5980. Research for Master's Thesis.2-9 Credit Hours.

Variable enrollment, two to nine hours; maximum credit applicable toward degree, six hours. Laboratory (F, Sp, Su)

CH E 5990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Contracted independent study for a topic not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. Independent study may include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

CH E 6723. Advanced Kinetics and Reaction Engineering.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 4473 or graduate standing. Understanding and anaylsis of complex kinetics and reactor systems: free radical and cracking reactions, polymerization, biokinetics and catalytic kinetics with mass heat transfer limitations. Advanced reactor systems such as a catalytic fixed bed reactors in one- and two-dimensions, equilibrium limited reaction systems, fluidized and trickle bed reactors, etc. are considered. (F)

CH E 6960. Directed Readings.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Directed readings and/or literature review under the direction of a faculty member. (Irreg.)

CH E 6970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or research and field projects. (Irreg.)

CH E 6980. Research for Doctoral Dissertation.2-16 Credit Hours.

Laboratory (F, Sp, Su)

CH E 6990. Special Chemical Engineering Problems.1-2 Credit Hours.

1 to 2 Hours. Prerequisite: permission. May be repeated; maximum credit four hours. Special research problems are pursued by the students either as individuals or as a group under staff direction. (F, Sp, Su)