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1200. Introduction to Food Science and Engineering

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to ENGR or CHEG students. Recommended preparation: high school algebra and chemistry.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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2103. Introduction to Chemical Engineering

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 1128, or CHEM 1125 and 1126; MATH 1132. Recommended preparation: CSE 1010.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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2111. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: MATH 2110, CHEM 1128 and CHEG 2103, or consent of CHEG Program Director.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3112. Chemical EngineeringThermodynamics II

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEG 2111; MATH 2410; open only to School of Engineering students.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3123. Fluid Mechanics

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: MATH 2110; MATH 2410; CHEM 1128; CHEG 2103; open only to School of Engineering students.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3124. Heat and Mass Transfer

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: CHEG 3123 and MATH 2410. Corequisite: CHEG 3128 and 3151. Open only to School of Engineering students.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3127. Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: Enrollment in the School of Engineering

Grading Basis: Graded

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. FM-10/3/16

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3128. Chemical Engineering Junior Laboratory

2.00 credits

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

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3145. Chemical Engineering Analysis

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEG 2103; MATH 2110; MATH 2410; open only to School of Engineering students.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3151. Process Kinetics

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: CHEG 3112. Corequisite: CHEG 3124 and 3128. Open only to School of Engineering students.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3156. Polymeric Materials

Also offered as: MSE 3156

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to School of Engineering students. Recommended preparation: CHEM 2444. Not open to students who have passed CHEM 3661.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3173. Introduction to Biochemical Engineering

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEG 3151; open only to School of Engineering students.

Grading Basis: Graded

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. (BME 3301/ENVE 3250 - 5YR)

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3193. International Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special engineering topics taken in an international study program. May be repeated for up to six credits with change in topic.

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4137W. Chemical Engineering Laboratory

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEG 3112, 3123 and 3124; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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4139. Chemical Engineering Senior Laboratory

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEG 3112; CHEG 3123; CHEG 3124; open only to Chemical Engineering majors. Recommended preparation: CHEG 3151, 4137 and 4147.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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4140. Chemical Engineering Capstone Design I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: CHEG 3112, 3123, 3124, and 3151. Corequisite: CHEG 4142. Open only to Chemical Engineering majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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4142. Unit Operations and Process Simulation

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Corequisite: CHEG 4140. Open only to School of Engineering students.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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4143W. Chemical Engineering Capstone Design II

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEG 4140; CHEG 4142; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher; open only to CHEG majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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4147. Process Dynamics and Control

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEG 3112; CHEG 3124; MATH 2110; MATH 2410; open only to School of Engineering students.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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4989. Introduction to Research

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Enrollment in the School of Engineering

Grading Basis: Graded

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. This course may be repeated for credit.

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4995. Special Topics in Chemical Engineering

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Announced separately for each course; enrollment in School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

A classroom course on special topics as announced. This course, with a change in topic, may be repeated for credit.

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