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Courses - Fall 2017
CHBE
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
CHBE250
(Perm Req)
Computer Methods in Chemical Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: CHBE101; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in MATH241.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: CHBE250 or ENCH250.
Formerly: ENCH250.
Algorithm development and application of software to the analysis of chemical engineering problems. File management and editing, graphics and numerical methods. Use of spreadsheets, statistics/math software and process simulators for the design of chemical process equipment.
CHBE301
(Perm Req)
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Thermodynamics I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHBE101; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in CHBE250 and MATH241.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Chemical program; and permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENCH300 or CHBE301.
Formerly: ENCH300.
Principles of thermodynamics and their application to engineering problems. First and second laws of thermodynamics, properties of gases, liquids and solids, phase equilibrium, flow and non-flow systems, energy conversion, production of work from heat, thermodynamic analysis of processes, equilibrium stage operations and the thermodynamics of chemically reacting systems.
CHBE302
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Thermodynamics II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHBE301.
Corequisite: CHBE250.
Restriction: Must be in a major within ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: CHBE302 or ENCH400.
Formerly: ENCH400.
Contemporary trends in chemical engineering thermodynamics that bridge the gap between fundamentals and applications. Thermodynamic analysis of non-ideal and structured systems; such as complex fluids, strongly fluctuating and nanoscale systems, dissipative systems, biosystems, and systems under extreme conditions.
CHBE333
(Perm Req)
Chemical Engineering Seminar
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Junior standing; and must be in a major within ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department; and permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: CHBE333 or ENCH333.
Formerly: ENCH333.
To develop oral communication skills through a series of class presentations of current chemical engineering topics.
CHBE410
Statistics and Design of Experiments
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CHBE250, MATH241, and MATH246.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department; and permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: CHBE410 or ENCH476.
Formerly: ENCH476.
An introduction to probability, statistics, and design of experiments for chemical engineers.
CHBE422
(Perm Req)
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Transport Phenomena I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CHBE101, CHBE250, MATH241, and MATH246.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department; and permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: CHBE422 or ENCH422.
Formerly: ENCH422.
Principals of fluid dynamics as applied to model development and proces design. Mass, momentum and energy conservation. Statics and surface tension. Equation of Continuity and Navier-Stokes Equation with application to laminar flow. Dimensional analysis. Macroscopic balances, Bernoulli Equation and friction factors with application to turbulent flow.
CHBE437
(Perm Req)
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Laboratory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHBE424, CHBE426, and CHBE440.
Restriction: Must be in a major within ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department; and permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: CHBE437 or ENCH437.
Formerly: ENCH437.
Application of chemical engineering process and unit operation principals in small-scale semi-commercial equipment. Data from experimental observations are used to evaluate performance and efficiency of operations. Emphasis on correct presentation of results inreport form.
CHBE440
(Perm Req)
Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CHBE301, MATH241, and MATH246.
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Chemical program; and permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: CHBE440 or ENCH440.
Formerly: ENCH440.
Fundamentals of chemical reaction kinetics and their application to the design and operation of chemical reactors. Reaction rate theory, homogeneous reactions and catalysis electrochemical reactions. Catalytic reactor design.
CHBE442
(Perm Req)
Chemical and Biomolecular Systems Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHBE424 and CHBE426.
Credit only granted for: CHBE442 or ENCH442.
Formerly: ENCH442.
Dynamic response applied to process systems. Goals and modes of control Laplace transformations, analysis and synthesis of simple control systems, closed loop response, dynamic testing.
CHBE444
(Perm Req)
Process Engineering Economics and Design I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHBE424, CHBE426, and CHBE440.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department; and permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: CHBE444 or ENCH444.
Formerly: ENCH444.
Principles of chemical engineering economics and process design. Equipment sizing and costing. Economic evaluation of projects. Flowsheet synthesis. Introduction to flowsheet simulators and concepts of flowsheet optimization. Synthesis of Heat Exchanger Networks and Distillation Sequences.
CHBE468
(Perm Req)
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CHBE468P
Research; Therapeutic Development and Delivery
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CHBE486
(Perm Req)
Heterogeneous Catalysis for Energy Applications
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CHBE302, CHBE424, and CHBE440; and permission of instructor.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: CHBE486 or ENCH686.
Introduction to heterogeneous catalytic science and technology for energy conversion and hydocarbon processing. Preparation and mechanistic characterization of catalyst systems, kinetics of catalyzed reactions, adsorption and diffusion influences in heterogenious reactions. An overview of heterogeneous catalysis in various energy-related applications, including petroleum refining, chemicals from biomass, valorization of shale gas, and CO2 utilization will be introduced.
CHBE492
Multi-scale and Multiphase Flows
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHBE422; and minimum grade of C- in CHBE424.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Multiphase systems for the transport and processing of emulsions (immiscible liquids), slurries (solids in liquids) and gassed liquids exhibit a variety of phenomena that occur on different length and time scales. For instance, the pressure and/or power required to process an emulsion or solid suspension depend on flow behavior on the vessel scale while the size of emulsion drops and the solids distribution depend on phenomena that occur on the particle/drop scale. In this course we examine a variety of topics that can be brought to bear on the analysis of multi-scale and multiphase flows. Fundamentals will be supported by examples from the chemical, petrochemical, food, personal care pharmaceutical and biomedical process industries.
CHBE497
Protein Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BIOE120; and CHBE302; and CHBE440; and permission of instructor.
This course will cover the fundamentals of protein engineering and its applications in medicine, chemical processes, and energy. Topics will include the structure and function of biological molecules, rational design and directed evolution, construction of protein and peptide libraries, protein screening platforms, methods for characterizing structure and function of biological molecules. Scientific literature will be used to highlight key discoveries and current work in protein engineering.