Chemical Engineering (CHEG)

Program Director: Professor Ranjan Srivastava

Department Office: Room 204, Engineering II

Students who do not have the suggested preparation for a course in the Chemical Engineering department are strongly advised to discuss their preparation with the instructor or the department Head before registering for the course.

Major requirements

1200. Introduction to Food Science and Engineering

Three credits. Not open to School of Engineering students. Recommended preparation: high school algebra and chemistry. Mustain, Ma, Burkey

Introduction to the chemistry and engineering concepts related to the commercial and personal preparation of various foodstuffs, including meats, dairy, baking, and beverages. In-class demonstration and small laboratory projects. CA 3.

2103. Introduction to Chemical Engineering

Three credits. Prerequisite: CHEM 1128 or CHEM 1125 and 1126; MATH 1132; and CSE 1010.

Application of the principles of chemistry and physics to chemical processes; units, dimensions, and process variables; material balances; equations of state (ideal and real); single component equilibria; energy balances; non-reactive and reactive processes; combined mass and energy balances.

2111. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I

Three credits. Three class periods and one discussion period. Recommended preparation: MATH 2110, CHEM 1128, and CHEG 2103 or consent of Chemical Engineering Program Director.

First and second law of thermodynamics; thermal and PVT properties of matter; exact differentials and thermodynamic identities; residual properties; heat effects; design and analysis of power cycles; analysis of refrigeration and liquefaction processes.

3112. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II

(Formerly offered as CHEG 212.) Three credits. Three class periods and one discussion period. Prerequisite: MATH 2410, CHEG 2111; open only to School of Engineering students.

Properties and phase equilibria for ideal and non-ideal mixtures; design of equilibrium flash separators; phase equilibria using equations of state; chemical equilibria; optimum conditions for chemical reactions; applications include chemical, electrochemical and biochemical systems.

3123. Fluid Mechanics

Three credits. Prerequisite: MATH 2110 and 2410, CHEM 1128, and CHEG 2103; open only to School of Engineering students.

Overall mass, energy, and momentum balances; fluid flow phenomena; theoretical and empirical relationships for design of incompressible fluid-flow systems.

3124. Heat and Mass Transfer

Three credits. Prerequisite: MATH 2410, CHEG 3123. Corequisite: CHEG 3128, 3151; open only to School of Engineering students.

Conductive heat transfer; heat transfer coefficients and design of heat exchange systems. Radiation heat transfer, evaporation; design of mass transfer processes including distillation and extraction; analysis and design of diffusional processes such as gas absorption and humidification. Analytical and numerical methods for the solution of simple partial differential equations describing transport phenomena.

3127. Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

One credit. Prerequisite: open only to School of Engineering students.

Provides hands-on experience with fluid mechanics phenomenon, including generation of pump curves, frictional losses in pipes, viscous forces versus inertial forces, and laminar versus turbulent flow regimes.

3128. Chemical Engineering Junior Laboratory

Two credits. Prerequisite: CHEG 3123. Corequisite: CHEG 3124 and 3151; open only to School of Engineering students.

Provides hands-on experience with heat, mass, and kinetics processes, including steady-state heat transfer, transient heat transfer, membrane separation, liquid-phase reaction kinetics, gas-phase polymerization kinetics, and microfluidic devices.

3145. Chemical Engineering Analysis

Three credits. Prerequisite: CHEG 2103 and MATH 2110 and 2410; open only to School of Engineering students.

Mathematical and numerical methods for solving engineering problems; description and computer modeling of physical and chemical processes with ordinary and partial differential equations; treatment and interpretation of engineering data.

3151. Process Kinetics

Three credits. Prerequisite: CHEG 3112; open only to School of Engineering students. Corequisite: CHEG 3124, 3128.

Theory of chemical rate; homogeneous, heterogeneous and catalytic systems. Analysis and design of batch and flow reaction systems; analysis of rate data; temperature and catalytic effects in reactor design; mass transport effects; non-ideal reactor design.

3156. Polymeric Materials

(Also offered as MSE 3156.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to School of Engineering students. Recommended preparation: CHEM 2444. Not open for credit to students who have passed CHEM 3661.

Structure, properties, and chemistry of high polymers; solution and phase behavior; physical states, viscoelasticity and flow; production and polymer processing; design of polymers for specific applications.

3173. Introduction to Biochemical Engineering

Three credits. Prerequisite: CHEG 3151; open only to School of Engineering students.

Enzyme and fermentation technology; microbiology, biochemistry, and cellular concepts; biomass production; equipment design, operation, and specification; design of biological reactors; separation processes for bio-products.

4137W. Chemical Engineering Laboratory

Three credits. Two 1-hour discussion periods. Two 3-hour laboratories. Prerequisite: CHEG 3112, 3123, and 3124; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Open-ended laboratory investigations in chemical engineering focusing on fluid mechanics, heat transfer, thermodynamics, and combined heat and mass transfer; emphasis on student teamwork and on design of experiments to meet objectives; technical report writing; oral presentations. A fee of $50 is charged for this course.

4139. Chemical Engineering Senior Laboratory

Two credits. Two 1-hour discussion periods. Two 3-hour laboratories. Prerequisite: CHEG 3112 ,3123, and 3124; open only to Chemical Engineering majors. Recommended preparation: CHEG 3151, 4137W, 4147.

Open-ended laboratory investigations in chemical engineering focusing on reaction kinetics, reactor design, process control, and mass transfer; emphasis on student teamwork and on design of experiments to meet objectives; technical report writing; oral presentations. A fee of $25 is charged for this course.

4140. Chemical Engineering Capstone Design I

Three credits. Prerequisite: CHEG 3112 ,3123, 3124, and 3151; open only to Chemical Engineering majors. Corequisite: CHEG 4142.

Theoretical treatment and design of chemical engineering processes and/or products. Comparison of alternative processing steps; instrumentation; cost estimation; economic analysis; process optimization; safety and environmental concerns in design; ethical considerations in chemical engineering design. Emphasis on the application of chemical engineering principles to conceptual design.

4142. Unit Operations and Process Simulation

Three credits. Prerequisite: Open only to School of Engineering students. Corequisite: CHEG 4140.

Design and analysis of chemical engineering unit operations and process equipment, computer-aided design of equipment and flow sheets; design and analysis of complete process plants. Computer-based simulation of chemical engineering processes and integration of multiple processes into a holistic plant design using modern chemical engineering process design tools.

4143W. Chemical Engineering Capstone Design II

Three credits. Prerequisite: CHEG 4140 and 4142; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open only to junior or higher Chemical Engineering Majors.

Continuation of work on chemical process and simulation projects assigned in CHEG 4140. Group work, written and oral communication, and presentation of the final project, which analyzes a chemical process from technical, economic, safety, and environmental perspectives.

4147. Introduction to Process Dynamics and Control

Three credits. Prerequisite: CHEG 3112 and 3124 and MATH 2110 and 2410; open only to School of Engineering students.

Chemical process modeling, dynamics, and analysis; measurement and control of process variables; design, and computer simulation of simple processes and control systems.

4989. Introduction to Research

Credits and hours by arrangement or as announced. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor; open only to School of Engineering students. This course may be repeated for credit.

Methods of conducting research; design of laboratory investigations and experiments; correlation and interpretation of experimental results; writing of formal, technical reports; oral presentations; independent student effort, initiative and resourcefulness are required.

4995. Special Topics in Chemical Engineering

Credits and hours by arrangement or as announced. Prerequisite and/or consent: Announced separately for each course; open only to School of Engineering students. This course, with a change in topic, may be repeated for credit.

A classroom course on special topics as announced.

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