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CHE 201  Material and Energy Balances

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 4
Prerequisite:
(MTH 133 or MTH 153H or LB 119) and (CEM 142 or CEM 152 or LB 172) and ((CSE 131 or concurrently) or (CSE 231 or concurrently) or (EGR 102 or concurrently))
Description:
Chemical engineering calculations. Synthesis of chemical process systems. Analysis of chemical processes using material and energy balances. Enthalpy calculations for changes in temperature, phase transitions, and chemical reactions.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2014 - Open


CHE 210  Modeling and Analysis of Transport Phenomena

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Prerequisite:
((MTH 235 or concurrently) or (MTH 340 or concurrently) or (MTH 347H or concurrently) or CHE 201) and CHE 201
Description:
Steady and unsteady state material and energy balances. Fluxes and rate processes. Shell balances. Balance equations for mass, heat, and momentum transport. Analogies among mass, heat, and momentum transport. Analytical and numerical solutions. Application of computational methods to problem solutions.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2017 - Open


CHE 301  Chemical Engineering as a Profession

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 1   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2
Prerequisite:
(CHE 201 or concurrently) and completion of Tier I writing requirement
Recommended Background:
Junior standing in chemical engineering
Description:
Professional aspects of chemical engineering. Communication skills, professionalism and ethics, teamwork skills, contemporary engineering issues, career planning, project management, and industrial processes.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2017 - Open


CHE 311  Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 4
Prerequisite:
CHE 210 or concurrently
Restrictions:
Open to juniors or seniors in the College of Engineering.
Description:
Thermodynamics of fluid flow. Laminar and turbulent flow. Design of flow systems. Heat transfer in solids and flowing fluids. Interphase heat transfer. Radiant heat transfer. Multiple effect evaporation. Design of heat exchange equipment.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2014 - Open


CHE 312  Mass Transfer and Separations

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 4   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 5
Prerequisite:
CHE 210 or concurrently
Restrictions:
Open to juniors or seniors in the Chemical Engineering Major.
Description:
Diffusion. Mass transfer coefficients. Design of countercurrent separation systems, both stagewise and continuous. Distillation, absorption, extraction. Multicomponent separations. Batch processes. Computer-aided design methods.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2014 - Open


CHE 316  Laboratory Practice and Statistical Analysis

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 4   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2   Lab Hours: 6
Prerequisite:
(CHE 311 and (CHE 312 or concurrently) and (CHE 321 or concurrently) and CHE 431) and completion of Tier I writing requirement
Restrictions:
Open to juniors or seniors in the Chemical Engineering Major.
Description:
Practical experience with unit operations equipment, including separations processes, reactor systems, and chemical processes requiring analysis of heat, mass and momentum transport. Laboratory assignments requiring teamwork. Engineering statistics with focus on model building, experimental design, and statistical quality control.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2014 - Open


CHE 321  Thermodynamics for Chemical Engineering

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 4   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 5
Prerequisite:
CHE 201
Description:
First and second laws. Thermodynamics of flow and energy conversion processes. Properties of single and multi-component systems. Phase equilibria. Chemical equilibria in reacting systems.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2014 - Open


CHE 431  Chemical Reaction Engineering

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 4   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 5
Prerequisite:
CHE 210 or concurrently
Restrictions:
Open to juniors or seniors in the Chemical Engineering Major.
Description:
Design and analysis of homogeneous flow and batch reactors. Chemical kinetics and equilibria. Reaction rate expressions from mechanisms and experimental data. Mass and heat transfer in heterogeneous reactors. Heterogeneous reactor design. Catalysis.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2014 - Open


CHE 432  Process Analysis and Control

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Prerequisite:
CHE 431
Restrictions:
Open to seniors or juniors in the Chemical Engineering Major.
Description:
Modeling of process dynamics. Basics of control theory. Design of control systems and specification of control strategies. Integration of control theory with modern practice.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2014 - Open


CHE 433  Process Design and Optimization I

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 4   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 5
Prerequisite:
(CHE 311 and CHE 312 and CHE 321 and CHE 431) and completion of Tier I writing requirement
Restrictions:
Open to seniors in the Chemical Engineering Major.
Description:
Applications of chemical engineering principles in design calculations. Selection of optimum design. Influence of design on capital investment, operating cost, product loss and quality. Mathematical programming methods for optimization.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2014 - Open


CHE 434  Process Design and Optimization II

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 2   Lab Hours: 4
Prerequisite:
CHE 433
Description:
Design project requiring an integrated design of chemical engineering processes. Process and project engineering. Instrumentation and control systems. Flowsheet layout and optimization. Process simulation.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2014 - Open


CHE 468  Biomass Conversion Engineering

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Prerequisite:
(BE 351 or CHE 321) and (BE 360 or CHE 431)
Description:
Physicochemical and biological pretreatment. Biomass conversion to alcohols, biodiesel, bio-oil, syngas, and other value-added products using advanced biological, chemical, and thermochemical treatments.
Interdepartmental With:
Biosystems Engineering
Administered By:
Chemical Engineering
Effective Dates:
FALL 2014 - Open


CHE 469  Sustainable Bioenergy Systems

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Prerequisite:
BE 230 or CHE 201
Recommended Background:
CSS 467 and CHE 468
Restrictions:
Open to juniors or seniors in the College of Engineering.
Description:
Biorefinery analysis and system design. Life cycle assessment to evaluate sustainability of bioenergy systems. Current policy regulating the bioeconomy and system economics. Product commercialization.
Interdepartmental With:
Biosystems Engineering
Administered By:
Biosystems Engineering
Effective Dates:
FALL 2013 - Open


CHE 472  Composite Materials Processing

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2   Lab Hours: 3
Prerequisite:
CHE 311 or ME 332 or CE 321
Description:
Manufacturing processes for thermoset and thermoplastic matrix composites. Mechanical and thermal evaluation of composites. Rheology and molding of fiber-filled materials.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2014 - Open


CHE 473  Chemical Engineering Principles in Polymers and Materials Systems

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Prerequisite:
CHE 311 and CHE 321 and CHE 431 and CEM 352
Description:
Application of chemical engineering principles to polymer and materials systems. Structures and properties of metals, ceramics and polymers. Thermodynamics, synthesis, rubber elasticity, viscoelasticity, kinetics, rheology, and processing of polymers systems. Application of statistics and problem-solving skills to materials systems.
Semester Alias:
CHE 371
Effective Dates:
FALL 2014 - Open


CHE 481  Biochemical Engineering

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2   Lab Hours: 3
Prerequisite:
{BMB 401 or (BMB 461 and BMB 462)} and CHE 431
Description:
Applications of microbiology and biochemistry to biochemical engineering. Kinetics and thermodynamics of biochemical reactors. Transport phenomena in biological systems. Bioreactor design and scale-up.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2014 - Open


CHE 482  Science and Technology of Wine Production

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2   Lab Hours: 3
Prerequisite:
CEM 143 or CEM 251 or CEM 351
Recommended Background:
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Restrictions:
Open to seniors or graduate students in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering or in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science or in the Department of Chemistry or in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition or in the Department of Horticulture or in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics or in the Lyman Briggs Chemistry Coordinate Major. Approval of department.
Description:
Origin and history of wine and wine production. Determination and timing of harvest, methods of postharvest handling, storage, and processing of grapes into juice and wine. Physical and chemical changes in wine and processes. Analysis of must and its adjustment, fermentation, fining, and aging. Physiology of yeasts and bacteria involved in winemaking and spoilage. Cellar practices, problems, and operations.
Interdepartmental With:
Chemistry, Food Science
Administered By:
Chemistry
Effective Dates:
FALL 2013 - Open


CHE 483  Brewing and Distilled Beverage Technology

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2   Lab Hours: 3
Prerequisite:
CHE 311 or (ME 410 or concurrently) or BE 350 or (BE 429 or concurrently) or (FSC 325 or concurrently)
Recommended Background:
Major in Chemical Engineering, Biosystems Engineering or Food Science. Must be at least 21 years of age.
Restrictions:
Approval of department.
Description:
Raw materials for fermentation and basics of alcohol fermentation, beer and cider production; basics of distillation; brandy and eau de vie production; whiskey production; vodka, gin and flavored spirits production; flavor chemistry
Interdepartmental With:
Food Science
Administered By:
Chemical Engineering
Effective Dates:
FALL 2015 - Open


CHE 490  Independent Study

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Variable from 1 to 3
Reenrollment Information:
A student may earn a maximum of 6 credits in all enrollments for this course.
Restrictions:
Open to students in the Chemical Engineering Major. Approval of department.
Description:
Theoretical or experimental studies of current research topics in chemical engineering. Individual interaction with faculty adviser.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2014 - Open


CHE 491  Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year
Credits:
Variable from 1 to 3
Reenrollment Information:
A student may earn a maximum of 6 credits in all enrollments for this course.
Restrictions:
Open to students in the College of Engineering. Approval of department.
Description:
Study of newly developing or non-traditional chemical engineering topics in a classroom environment.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2014 - Open


CHE 801  Advanced Chemical Engineering Calculations

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Description:
Formulation of differential equations modeling physical phenomena in chemical engineering. Application of analytical and numerical solution methods. Interpretation of solutions.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2005 - Open


CHE 802  Research Methods

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Description:
Skills required for graduate research. Critically reviewing the literature, defining a fundamental research problem, effective oral and written technical presentations, ethics, and statistics.
Interdepartmental With:
Materials Science and Engineering
Administered By:
Chemical Engineering
Effective Dates:
FALL 2006 - Open


CHE 804  Foundations in Chemical Engineering I

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Description:
Mass and energy balances in batch, continuous, and open systems. Process thermodynamics. Properties of substances and mixtures. Phase equilibria. Chemical reaction equilibria. Chemical reactor kinetics and design.
Effective Dates:
SUMMER 2006 - Open


CHE 805  Foundations in Chemical Engineering II

Semester:
Summer of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2   Lab Hours: 2
Description:
Macroscopic and microscopic balances involving momentum, energy, and mass transfer, Compressible and incompressible fluid flow. Flow systems. Heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation. Heat exchangers. Mass transfer by diffusion and convection. Gas absorption and stripping. Extraction. Distillation. Dimensional analysis.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2003 - Open


CHE 821  Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Open only to Chemical Engineering majors.
Description:
Laws of thermodynamics, unsteady state processes. Prediction and correlation of phase equilibria for nonelectrolytes. Relation of quantum theory and statistical mechanics to thermodynamic properties.
Effective Dates:
FALL 1992 - Open


CHE 822  Advanced Transport Phenomena

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Recommended Background:
CHE 801
Description:
Derivation of balance equations for mass, energy, and momentum. Constitutive equations for multicomponent fluids. Estimates of transport properties. Approximate models for turbulent and boundary layer flows. Boundary value problems.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2005 - Open


CHE 831  Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Description:
Characterization of solid catalysts. Heterogeneous reaction rate expressions. Simultaneous mass and heat transport and chemical reaction in porous catalysts. Design of fixed-bed and fluidized-bed reactors. Industrial catalytic reactions.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2005 - Open


CHE 869  Life Cycle Assessment for Bioenergy and Bioproduct Systems

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Open to graduate students in the College of Engineering or in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering or approval of department.
Not open to students with credit in:
BE 469
Description:
Life cycle assessment to evaluate the environmental impacts of biological and chemical conversion processes. Biomass supply chain economics and technoeconomics for biomass conversion. Current policy considerations impacting the adoption of bioenergy and bioproduct systems.
Interdepartmental With:
Biosystems Engineering
Administered By:
Biosystems Engineering
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2016 - Open


CHE 871  Material Surfaces and Interfaces

Semester:
Fall of odd years
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Recommended Background:
CEM 392 or CEM 434 or MSE 351
Restrictions:
Open only to graduate students in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science or Department of Chemistry or School of Packaging.
Description:
Physical and chemical nature of solid surfaces and their interaction with gases, liquids, and other solids. Characterization of surfaces and solid-solid interfaces. Relation of surface and interfacial structure to engineering phenomena.
Semester Alias:
MSM 871
Interdepartmental With:
Materials Science and Engineering
Administered By:
Materials Science and Engineering
Effective Dates:
FALL 2002 - Open


CHE 872  Polymers and Composites: Manufacturing, Structure and Performance

Semester:
Spring of even years
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Open only to graduate students in the College of Engineering or the Department of Chemistry.
Description:
Structure-Property Relations of Polymers, Fibers, Fabrics and Composites, Material Selection, Manufacturing Processes, Process Induced Microstructure, Prediction of Composite Mechanical Properties, Dimensional Stability, Design of Cure Cycles, Mold Design.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2000 - Open


CHE 882  Advanced Biochemical Engineering

Semester:
Spring of even years
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Description:
Microbial strain improvement. Metabolic engineering. Structured growth models. Non-ideal bioreactor performance. Biosensors and process control of bioreactors. Separation processes for biochemicals.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 1998 - Open


CHE 883  Multidisciplinary Bioprocessing Laboratory

Semester:
Spring of odd years
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 1   Lab Hours: 4
Recommended Background:
(CHE 481) or graduate work in engineering, biosciences or related disciplines.
Description:
Mentored research project conducted in multidisciplinary team. Bioprocessing research methods. Teamwork skills.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2013 - Open


CHE 890  Independent Study

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Variable from 1 to 3
Reenrollment Information:
A student may earn a maximum of 6 credits in all enrollments for this course.
Restrictions:
Open only to Chemical Engineering majors. Approval of department.
Description:
Supervised individual investigation of a problem in chemical engineering.
Effective Dates:
FALL 1994 - Open


CHE 891  Selected Topics

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Variable from 1 to 3
Reenrollment Information:
A student may earn a maximum of 12 credits in all enrollments for this course.
Restrictions:
Open only to Chemical Engineering majors.
Description:
Physical and mathematical analysis of phenomena such as swirling flows or stability of reactions and transport processes.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2004 - Open


CHE 892  Seminar

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 1   Lab Hours: 2
Reenrollment Information:
A student may earn a maximum of 4 credits in all enrollments for this course.
Restrictions:
Open only to Chemical Engineering majors.
Description:
Presentations of detailed studies of one or more specialized aspects of chemical engineering and materials science.
Interdepartmental With:
Materials Science and Engineering
Administered By:
Chemical Engineering
Effective Dates:
SUMMER 2005 - Open


CHE 899  Master's Thesis Research

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Variable from 1 to 8
Reenrollment Information:
A student may earn a maximum of 24 credits in all enrollments for this course.
Restrictions:
Open only to Chemical Engineering majors.
Description:
Master's thesis research.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 1994 - Open


CHE 972  Viscoelasticity and Flow of Polymeric Materials

Semester:
Spring of odd years
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Description:
Time dependent and steady flow properties of polymeric materials related to molecular and structural parameters. Examples of polymeric blends and composites with thermoplastic and thermoset components.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2011 - Open


CHE 999  Doctoral Dissertation Research

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Variable from 1 to 12
Reenrollment Information:
A student may earn a maximum of 36 credits in all enrollments for this course.
Restrictions:
Open to graduate students in the Chemical Engineering Major.
Description:
Doctoral dissertation research.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2014 - Open