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Chemical Engineering (CH E)
Geology Building, Room 120
(520) 621-2591

Professors Thomas W. Peterson, Head, Milan Bier, Joseph F. Gross
(Emeritus), Richard M. Edwards (Emeritus), Alan D. Randolph,
Thomas R. Rehm, Farhang Shadman, Raymond A. Sierka (Civil
Engineering), Jost O. L. Wendt, Donald H. White (Emeritus)

Associate Professors Robert Arnold (Civil Engineering), Curtis
Bryant (Civil Engineering), William P. Cosart, Bruce E. Logan
(Civil Engineering)

Assistant Professors James Baygents, Roberto Z. Guzman-Zamudio,
Kimberly Ogden

Chemical engineering is concerned with utilization and
application of scientific theory and principles to develop safe,
environmentally and economically sound manufacturing processes in
which chemical and/or physical changes take place. The curriculum
prepares the student for employment in the research, development,
design and operations aspects of the chemical, petroleum, micro-
electronics, metals, plastics, food, pharmaceutical, energy and
related industries.

The department offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Science
in Chemical Engineering, Master of Science and Doctor of
Philosophy with a major in chemical engineering. For graduate
admission and degree requirements, consult the Graduate Catalog.

The major requires 137 units of science, engineering and
humanities social science courses as shown in the College of
Engineering and Mines section of this catalog. No minor is
required but opportunity for specialization is offered through a
number of technical electives options.

201. Elements of Chemical Engineering (4) I Chemical engineering
calculations and principles of energy and material behavior. 2ES,
2ED. P, CHEM 103a-103b, 104a-104b, MATH 124/125a, ENGR 100a,
100b.

202. Introductory Engineering Analysis (3) II Application of
selected mathematical and numerical procedures to the formulation
and solution of chemical engineering problems. 1.5ED. P, MATH
223, ENGR 100a, 100b.

203. Chemical Engineering Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow (3) II
Theory and calculations in the unit operations of fluid flow,
heat transfer, and evaporation. 1.5ES, 1.5ED. P, 201.

303. Chemical Engineering Mass Transfer (3) I Theory and practice
in the unit operations of distillation, gas absorption,
extraction, drying, and filtration. 1.5ES, 1.5ED. P, 201, 203.

304. Chemical Engineering Operations Laboratory (3) II Lab.
investigation of process equipment. 1.5ES, 1.5ED. P, 201, 203,
303.

305. Chemical Engineering Transport Phenomena (3) II Theory and
calculations pertaining to fundamental transport processes. 3ES.
P, 201, 402.

307. Chemical Engineering Science Laboratory (3) I Practical
verification of fundamental principles of thermodynamics,
kinetics, and transport phenomena. 3ES. P, 201, 304, 305, 326;
CR, 420.

316. General Thermodynamics (2) I Properties and equations for
solids, liquids, gases and vapors; first law energy balance;
second law entropy balance; heat cycles, compressors, engines.
2ES. P, 201, CR, CHEM 480a.

326. Chemical and Physical Equilibrium (3) II Applications of
thermodynamics to equilibrium processes; chemical and physical
equilibrium in multicomponent systems. 3ES. P, 316, CHEM 480a.

402. Intermediate Engineering Analysis (3) I Solution of complex
chemical engineering problems utilizing both analytical and
numerical techniques. 1.5ES. P, MATH 254, CH E 202, CR, 303.

413. Process Control and Simulation (3) I Theory of automatic
control as applied to elementary chemical engineering processes.
Use of continuous system simulation languages for study of
practical control problems in the process industries. 1.5ES,
1.5ED. P, CR, 402.

418. Physiology for Engineers (4) I (Identical with PSIO 418)

419. Physiology Laboratory (2) I (Identical with PSIO 419)

420. Chemical Reaction Engineering (3) I Application of
thermodynamic and kinetic fundamentals to the analysis and design
of chemical reactors. 1.5ES, 1.5ED. P, 201, 326. May be convened
with 520.

421. Topics in Real-Time Computing (3) I Introduction to
microcomputer- and minicomputer-based real-time computing for
data acquisition and process control. Includes study of various
languages and operating systems. 2R, 3L. 1.5ES, 1.5ED. May be
convened with 521.

422. Chemical Engineering Industrial Methods (2) II Practical
aspects of design and manufacturing methods in the chemical
process industry; management of personnel problems. 2ED. P, 304.

435. Corrosion and Degradation (3) II (Identical with MSE 435)
May be convened with 535.

442. Chemical Engineering Design Principles (3) I Preliminary
economic, environmental, safety and design principles associated
with chemical process equipment. 3ED. P, 201, 203, 303, 304, 305;
CR, 420.

443. Chemical Engineering Plant Design (3) II Design project from
scoping and process selection, through material and energy
balances, equipment design and sizing, safety and environmental
considerations, to economic analysis of capital cost and
operating expense. 3ED. P, 442.

451. Chemical and Physical Fundamentals of Air Pollution (3) II
Study of the kinetics, transport phenomena and phase equilibria
of urban air pollution problems. 3ES. P, 305, 420. May be
convened with 551.

453. Space Manufacturing (3) I Basics of producing high value
added materials in microgravity, as well as commodities for use
in space from extraterrestrial resources. May be convened with
553.

454. Law for Engineers/Scientists (3) II Topics covered in this
course include patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights,
product liability contracts, business entities, employment
relations and other legal matters important to engineers and
scientists. (Identical with ENGR 454) May be convened with 554.

460. Aerosol Science and Engineering (3) I 1993-94 Physics,
chemistry, mechanics and optics of aerosol particles. Topics
include formation, dynamics, nucleation and growth, coagulation,
scattering and absorption of radiation, deposition and aerosol
technology. (Identical with ATMO 460 and ECE 460) May be convened
with 560.

461. Chemical Process Simulation (2) II Use of existing large,
modular computer programs for computer-aided process design and
analysis; program structure, convergence accelerators and control
blocks. 2ED. P, 442. May be convened with 561.

470. Fundamentals of Polymeric Materials (3) II Fundamental
chemical, physical, and mechanical properties of organic
plastics, fibers, coatings, adhesives, and elastomeric polymers.
1.5ES, 1.5ED. P, CHEM 241b, MSE 331R, CR, CHEM 480b. May be
convened with 570.

480. Bioseparation Techniques for Engineers (3) II Methods of
separation for purification of bioprocess products--amino acids,
proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, lipids, cells. 3ES. P,
CHEM 243a-243b. May be convened with 580.

481. Bioreactor Engineering (3) I Introduction to biotechnology;
chemistry of microorganisms; design of bioreactors to include
cellular and enzyme reactors of all types; transport phenomena
and control of bioreactors; instrumentation and measurement in
bioreactors. 3ES. P, MATH 254, CHEM 241a, CHEM 480a. May be
convened with 581.

485. Biomedical Transport Phenomena (3) I 1994-95 Transport
processes in the cardiovascular system, hemorheology,
pharmacokinetics, enzyme kinetics, extracorporeal mass transport
devices, biocompatible materials. 3ES. P, 305 or A ME 331a, and
MATH 223. May be convened with 585.

494. Practicum
a. Senior Project (1-3)

502. Advanced Engineering Analysis (3) II 1994-95 Process
modeling techniques, residence time distribution theory, dynamics
of distributed parameter systems, nonlinear parameter estimation.
P, 402.

505. Advanced Chemical Engineering Transport Phenomena (3) I
Momentum, energy and mass transport in continua, solution of
multidimensional laminar flow problems, turbulence, boundary
layer theory. P, 305.

506. Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3) I Advanced
applications of First and Second Laws, nonideal gases and liquids
and their mixtures, principles of chemical equilibrium, and
molecular theory. P, 326.

514. Particulate Processes (3) II 1993-94 Dispersed-phase
dynamics, population balances, particle growth kinetics, birth-
death functions, phase space particle distributions, suspended-
phase reactors, crystallization, and comminution.

520. Chemical Reaction Engineering (3) I For a description of
course topics, see 420. Graduate-level requirements include an
in-depth research paper on a current topic. May be convened with
420.

521. Topics in Real-Time Computing (3) I For a description of
course topics, see 421. Graduate-level requirements include a
special project. May be convened with 421.

530. Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering (3) II Kinetics of
heterogeneous reaction systems, nonideal flow reactor models,
reactor stability, analysis of industrial reactors. P, 420.

532. Solid-Fluid Reactions (3) I Characterization of solid
structural properties; principles of heterogeneous reactions
involving a fluid and a reacting solid. P, 326 and 420, or MSE
450R and 412. (Identical with MSE 532)

535. Corrosion and Degradation (3) II (Identical with MSE 535)
May be convened with 435.

541. Industrial Energy and Power Management (3) II (Identical
with NEE 541)

548. Combustion Generated Air Pollution (3) II (Identical with A
ME 548)

551. Chemical and Physical Fundamentals of Air Pollution (3) II
For a description of course topics, see 451. Graduate-level
requirements include a special project. P, 305, 420. May be
convened with 451.

553. Space Manufacturing (3) I For a description of course
topics, see 453. Graduate-level requirements include an
additional paper. May be convened with 453.

554. Law for Engineers/Scientists (3) II For a description of
course topics, see 454. Graduate-level requirements include an
in-depth research paper on a current topic. (Identical with ENGR
554) May be convened with 454.

560. Aerosol Science and Engineering (3) I 1993-94 For a
description of course topics, see 460. Graduate-level
requirements include a special project. (Identical with ATMO 560
and ECE 560) May be convened with 460.

561. Chemical Process Simulation (2) II For a description of
course topics, see 461. Graduate-level requirements include a
special project. P, 442. May be convened with 461.

570. Fundamentals of Polymeric Materials (3) II For a description
of course topics, see 470. Graduate-level requirements include a
special project. P, CHEM 241b, MSE 331R, CR, CHEM 480a. May be
convened with 470.

580. Bioseparation Techniques for Engineers (3) II For a
description of course topics, see 480. Graduate-level
requirements include a special project. P, CHEM 243a-243b. May be
convened with 480.

581. Bioreactor Engineering (3) I For a description of course
topics, see 481. Graduate-level requirements include a special
project. P, MATH 254, CHEM 241a, CHEM 480a. May be convened with
481.

583. Remote Sensing Instrumentation and Techniques (3) II
(Identical with ECE 583)

585. Biomedical Transport Phenomena (3) I 1994-95 For a
description of course topics, see 485. Graduate-level
requirements include a special project. P, 305 or A ME 331a, and
MATH 223. May be convened with 485.

586. Advanced Biomedical Engineering (3) II 1993-94 Analytical
methods applied to problems in biochemical and biomedical
engineering. Course includes invited lecturers, journal
critiques, and preparation of an original paper. P, MATH 223.

604. Advanced Chemical Engineering Mass Transfer (3) II 1993-94
Advanced study of interphase mass transfer with applications to
gas-liquid and liquid-liquid operations. P, 505.

605. Advanced Mass Transport Theory (3) II 1994-95 Theoretical
aspects of binary and multicomponent systems utilizing
penetration, surface renewal, and boundary layer transport
concepts. P, 505.

645. Advanced Solar Engineering (3) II (Identical with NEE 645)

671. Rheology of Polymers and Slurries (3) I 1993-94 Non-
Newtonian flow, measurement of rheology, polymer flow modeling,
concentrated slurry flow in rheometry and extrusion. P, 470.

696. Seminar 
a. Chemical Engineering (1) [Rpt./6] I II
b. Combustion (1) [Rpt./6] I II
c. Kinetics (1) [Rpt./6] I II
d. Pollution Control (1) [Rpt./6] I II
e. Crystallization (1 to 3) [Rpt./6] I II
f. Fluid Mechanics (1) [Rpt./6] I II
g. Biomedical (1) [Rpt./6] I II
h. New Developments (1) [Rpt./6] I II

 


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