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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.
CHBE451
(Perm Req)
Photovoltaics: Solar Energy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENCH468L or CHBE451.
Formerly: ENCH468L.
The emphasis of the class is on developing a conceptual understanding of the device physics and manufacturing processes of crystalline and thin-film photovoltaic cells, and to develop elementary computational skills necessary to quantify solar cell efficiency. The class material includes detailed, system-level energy balances necessary to understand how solar energy fits into the complete energy generation, conversion, and storage picture. Quantitative comparisons of PV technology to solar chemical conversion processes and biofuels are made.
CHBE468
(Perm Req)
Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
CHBE484
(Perm Req)
Metabolic Pathway Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHBE101 and CHBE440.
Restriction: Permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENCH468M or CHBE484.
Formerly: ENCH468M.
The state-of-the-art in metabolic engineering, with a focus on the analysis and engineering of metabolic pathways through (chemical) engineering principles, will be covered. Topics covered include: (1) overview of biochemistry and metabolism; (2) metabolic flux analysis and isotope labeling illustrated with examples from the recent scientific literature; (3) technologies for engineering metabolic pathways; (4) metabolic control analysis and pathway regulation; (5) applications of metabolic engineering to synthesis of biofuels and therapeutics; (6) specialized and related subjects such as protein engineering and synthetic biology.
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.
CHBE495
Nanoparticle Aerosol Dynamics and Particle Technology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major within the ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department; and permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
NanoParticles (NA) ( < 100 nm), and their science and technology play an important role in nature and industry. From air quality standards, nuclear reactor safety, inhalation therapy, workplace exposure, global climate change, to counterterrorism, aerosols play a central role in our environment. On the industrial side, NA plays an integral part of reinforcing fillers, pigments and catalysts, and the new emerging field of nanotechnology, they are the building blocks to new materials, which encompass, electronic, photonic and magnetic devices, and bio and chemical sensors.
Also offered as ENCH648Z, ENME713, and CHEM608B. Credit granted for CHBE495, ENCH648Z, ENME713, or CHEM608B.