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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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2193. 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 credit up to six credits with change in topic. May count toward the major with consent of the advisor and approved plan of study.

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3112. Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 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 2110Q; MATH 2410Q; CHEM 1128Q; 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: 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.

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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 2110Q; MATH 2410Q; 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: 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.

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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 1007 or 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: CHEG 3112, 3123, 3124, and 3151. Corequisite: CHEG 4142. Open only to Chemical Engineering majors. 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 1007 or 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 2110Q; MATH 2410Q; 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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