CHEN 2630    Applied Engineering 1    1 s.h.

Physics, chemistry, and calculus applications to problems in general engineering with focus on EIT/FE exam questions, strength and properties of materials. Topics include: mechanics, dynamics, kinematics, conservation equations. Three-hour computational lab.
Prereq.: PHYS 2610 or permission of instructor.

CHEN 2631    Applied Engineering 2    1 s.h.

Physics, chemistry, and calculus applications to problems in general engineering with focus on EIT/FE exam questions, strength and properties of materials. Topics include: wave phenomena (light, sound), electricity (circuits), magnetism, materials, strength of materials. Three-hour computational lab.
Prereq.: CHEN 2630 or permission of instructor.

CHEN 2650    Computer Methods in Chemical Engineering    2 s.h.

Application of computational software packages and spreadsheets to solve chemical engineering problems. Utilization of process simulation packages. Real-time computing applications in laboratory automation.
Prereq.: ENGR 1560, ENGR 1560H or consent of instructor.

CHEN 2681    Industrial Stoichiometry    3 s.h.

To aid the non-chemical engineer to organize, analyze, and effectively utilize the information inherent in chemically stoichiometric relationships, as they apply to actual plant situations.
Prereq.: MATH 1571, CHEM 1516.

CHEN 2683    Chemical Engineering Principles 1    3 s.h.

Engineering units and dimensions. Methods of analysis and measurement. Perfect gas and real gas relationships. Material and energy balances for both non-flow and flow systems.
Prereq.: MATH 1571 or MATH 1585H and CHEM 1515.

CHEN 2684    Chemical Engineering Principles 2    3 s.h.

Cascade theory and design of staged separation processes. Concepts of reflux, algebraic solutions for linear systems and graphical methods of analysis. Design of distillation columns and stagewise separations. Continuation of topics discussed in CHEN 2683.
Prereq.: CHEN 2683.

CHEN 2688    Energy Assessment    3 s.h.

Concept of energy assessment. Technology of energy production that includes coal gasification, liquefaction, magnetohydrodynamics, utilization of shale oil, solar, geothermal, and chemical energy. Nuclear energy utilization. Fuel from wastes. Energy resource distribution and future supply and demand. Simple calculations relating to fuel saving, production, and consumption. Primarily for non-engineering students.

CHEN 3700    Measurement Laboratory    1 s.h.

Computer application in real-time data acquisition and laboratory data processing. Measurements of physical and chemical properties. Oral presentations and preparation of technical reports.
Prereq.: Acceptance in any engineering program.

CHEN 3718    Women, Science, and Technology    3 s.h.

An overview of the role women have played in scientific and technological advances. Problems unique to women entering scientific professions will be addressed, information about scientific and technical careers and job opportunities and contacts with professionals in the community will be provided.
Prereq.: ENGL 1550.

CHEN 3721    Engineering Plastics    3 s.h.

Preparation, characterization, manufacture, properties and applications of commercial polymers.
Prereq.: CHEN 2684 and CHEM 3719; or consent of instructor.

CHEN 3726    Elementary Nuclear Reactor Engineering    3 s.h.

Basic engineering science to serve as background material for nuclear reactor design. Nuclear fission as an energy source. Reactor use and classification. Comprehensive discussion of reactor design problems such as neutron distribution in the core, type of moderator, heat removal, and radiation protection.
Prereq.: MATH 2673, PHYS 2610.

CHEN 3771    Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 1    3 s.h.

Development of the concepts and formalisms of thermodynamics and their applications to chemical engineering systems. Real and ideal behavior of single and multicomponent systems. Introduction to the thermodynamics of phase equilibria. Analysis and design of thermal systems. Additional topics include applications in transport phenomena and plant design.
Prereq.: MATH 2673 or MATH 2686H and CHEN 2684.

CHEN 3772    Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 2    3 s.h.

Development of the concepts and formalisms of thermodynamics and their applications to chemical engineering systems. Real and ideal behavior of single and multicomponent systems. Introduction to the thermodynamics of phase equilibria. Analysis and design of thermal systems. Additional topics include applications in transport phenomena and plant design.
Prereq.: CHEN 3771.

CHEN 3785L    Transport Phenomena Laboratory    1 s.h.

Experimental studies of transport properties and momentum, energy and mass transfer using industrial type equipment. Correlation of data and comparison with theory. Oral presentations and preparation of technical reports. Three hours laboratory.
Prereq.: CHEN 3786 or concurrent.

CHEN 3786    Transport Phenomena 1    4 s.h.

Mathematical formulation of conversion laws. Dimensional analysis. Mechanism and fundamentals of momentum and energy transfer with selected applications to analysis and design of chemical engineering equipment. Three hours lecture and three hours computational lab per week.
Prereq.: MATH 2673 or MATH 2686H and CHEN 2684.

CHEN 3787    Transport Phenomena 2/Unit Operations 1    3 s.h.

Mass transfer processes. Diffusional operations and separation processes with emphasis on evaporation, humidification and drying. Derivation of design equations from mass and energy balances, and application to equipment design. Solution of simultaneous differential equations of mass, momentum, and energy.
Prereq.: CHEN 3786.

CHEN 3787L    Unit Operations Laboratory 1    1 s.h.

Experiments in absorption, cascade operations, reaction kinetics, mixing and other chemical engineering operations employing industrial and pilot plant size equipment and instrumentation. Treatment of experimental data, correlations and comparison with theory. Oral presentations and preparation of technical reports. Three hour laboratory.
Prereq.: CHEN 3787.

CHEN 4801    Chemical Engineering Projects    3 s.h.

Chemical engineering projects under the guidance of a faculty member. Literature search, design and construction of apparatus, experimentation and preparation of a comprehensive report.
Prereq.: Consent of instructor.

CHEN 4802    Chemical Engineering Projects    3 s.h.

Chemical engineering projects under the guidance of a faculty member. Literature search, design and construction of apparatus, experimentation and preparation of a comprehensive report.
Prereq.: Consent of instructor.

CHEN 4803    Chemical Engineering Projects    3 s.h.

Chemical engineering projects under the guidance of a faculty member. Literature search, design and construction of apparatus, experimentation and preparation of a comprehensive report.
Prereq.: Consent of instructor.

CHEN 4815    Unit Operations 2    3 s.h.

Gas absorption and desorption, interphase mass transfer processes, liquid extraction and leaching. Physical separation processes including filtration, settling, and size reduction. Derivation of the design equations for the above processes, and applications of the design equations to equipment design.
Prereq.: CHEN 3787.

CHEN 4815L    Unit Operations Laboratory 2    1 s.h.

Experiments in absorption, cascade operations, reaction kinetics, mixing and other chemical engineering operations employing industrial and pilot plant size equipment and instrumentation. Treatment of experimental data, correlations and comparison with theory. Oral presentations and preparation of technical reports. Three hour laboratory.
Prereq.: CHEN 4815.

CHEN 4822    Reinforced Polymer Structures    3 s.h.

Survey of raw materials, manufacturing methods, and design of products utilizing reinforcing materials combined with an elastomer or polymer binder.
Prereq.: CHEN 2684 or consent of instructor.

CHEN 4840    Biochemical Engineering Fundamentals    3 s.h.

Design of biological reactors, bioremediation schemes, methods for the purification and mass production of chemical species from living organisms or cultures, extraction, and fermentation. Technologies and processing of recombinant DNA, antibiotics, antibodies, vitamins, steroids, and methane are included. Essentials of microbiology, biochemistry, and genetics will precede industrial applications. Prereq.: junior standing.
Prereq.: CHEN 2684 or consent of instructor.

CHEN 4845    Chemical Engineering Analysis    3 s.h.

Modeling of processes from unit operations, transport phenomena, and thermodynamics. Topics include the determination of limiting and generalized operating conditions, estimations of operating variables, and process balance of energy, mass, and momentum transfer.
Prereq.: CHEN 2684 or consent of instructor.

CHEN 4880    Chemical Reactor Design 1    3 s.h.

Chemical reaction equilibria. Theoretical developments and methods of interpreting experimental data pertaining to chemical kinetics. General design principles and construction features of reactors with application of these principles to the design of specific reactors.
Prereq.: CHEN 3771.

CHEN 4881    Chemical Reactor Design 2    3 s.h.

Chemical reaction equilibria. Theoretical developments and methods of interpreting experimental data pertaining to chemical kinetics. General design principles and construction features of reactors with application of these principles to the design of specific reactors.
Prereq.: CHEN 4880.

CHEN 4882    Process Dynamics    3 s.h.

Introduction to automatic control and control loop concepts. Laplace transform techniques. Linear open-loop and closed-loop systems. Root-locus and frequency response methods. Design of control systems.
Prereq.: CHEN 3786.

CHEN 4882L    Process Dynamics Laboratory    1 s.h.

Experimental studies in process dynamics and control. Treatment of experimental data with correlation and comparison with theory. Oral presentations and preparation of technical reports. Three hours of laboratory.
Prereq.: CHEN 4882.

CHEN 4887    Process and Plant Design 1    3 s.h.

An examination of engineering economic analysis to include: cost estimation, profitability, optimum design, principles of fixed and operating costs, materials and site selection, and general and specialized design techniques.
Prereq.: CHEN 3787 and unrecalculated GPA of 2.0 or better in major courses.

CHEN 4888    Process and Plant Design 2    3 s.h.

The application of chemical engineering and cost principles to the component design and selection of process equipment. The application of chemical engineering and cost principles to the design of chemical plants and processes including societal aesthetic, environmental, and safety considerations.
Prereq.: CHEN 4887.

CHEN 5800    Special Topics    1-4 s.h.

Special topics and new developments in chemical engineering. Subject matter, credit hours, and special prerequisites to be announced in advance of each offering.
Prereq.: Consent of instructor.

CHEN 5805    Principles of Biomedical Engineering    3 s.h.

Application of engineering principles and methods of analysis to processes in the human body. Rheological, physical and chemical properties of body fluids. Dynamics of the circulatory system. The human thermal system. Transport through cell membranes. Analysis and design of artificial organs.
Prereq.: CHEN 2684 or consent of instructor.

CHEN 5810    The Business of Engineering    3 s.h.

Industrial processing facilities, and the engineers and business people that run them. Decision-making perspectives and the technical and communication skills of each group are compared. Focus is on quality control, R&D, and efficiency.

CHEN 5811    Advanced Transport Phenomena    3 s.h.

Development of basic differential balance equations for mass, momentum and energy. Analytical and approximate solutions to the equation of change with application to the analysis of common engineering problems.
Prereq.: CHEN 3786.

CHEN 5820    Industrial Pollution Control    3 s.h.

Types, sources and effects of industrial and hazardous waste; principles of industrial and hazardous waste control; discussion and design of biological, physical, and chemical treatment processes.
Prereq.: CHEN 2684 or consent of instructor.

CHEN 5821    Fundamentals of Polymer Science    3 s.h.

The survey of polymerization mechanisms, polymer structure-property relationships, transport properties, flammability-related plasticizers and solvents as well as design applications.
Prereq.: CHEN 2684 or consent of instructor.

CHEN 5830    Nuclear Reactors    3 s.h.

Neutron interactions and scattering; moderation ratio, the steady state reactor core and four factor equation, the diffusion equation for various reactor geometries and the reflected reactor core.
Prereq.: CHEN 3726 or consent of instructor.

CHEN 5835    Introduction to Nuclear Fusion    3 s.h.

Fusion reactors; the kinetics of fusion reactions. Plasma confinement technology.
Prereq.: CHEN 3726.

CHEN 5845    Corrosion Engineering    3 s.h.

Introduction to causes and forms of corrosion, corrosion rate calculations, electrode potentials, electrochemistry, corrosion testing, and effects of corrosion on mechanical properties. Theory and use of corrosion inhibition methods.
Prereq.: CHEN 2684.

CHEN 5850    Industrial Processes    3 s.h.

A fundamental approach to the design of industrial chemical processes. Emphasis upon flow-charting, chemical reactions, separations involved, thermodynamics, and economic considerations. Food and pharmaceutical processing is a major focus.
Prereq.: CHEN 2684 or consent of instructor.

CHEN 5854    Corrosion Engineering    3 s.h.

Introduction to causes and forms of corrosion, corrosion rate calculations, electrode potentials, electro-chemistry, corrosion testing, and effects of corrosion on mechanical properties. Theory and use of corrosion inhibition methods.
Prereq.: Junior or Senior Standing or Approval of the Instructor.

CHEN 5883    Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering    3 s.h.

The applications of advanced mathematics to the solution of chemical engineering problems. Topics covered include treatment and interpretation of engineering data, modeling of chemical engineering systems and formulation of ordinary and partial differential equations governing chemical engineering operations and their solutions by use of numerical and analytical techniques.
Prereq.: CHEN 3786.

CHEN 5886    Nuclear Reactor Design    3 s.h.

The steady state reactor core; four-factor equation, resonance escape probability, neutron flux distribution in various geometrics, two-group and multigroup theories. Transient reactor behavior and control; effect of delayed neutrons, fission product poisoning, nuclear fuels, nuclear heat transfer and burnout problems, reactor economy; fuel burnup and power cost. Thermal breeder and fast reactors. Neutron flux distribution measurements. Radiation detection and monitoring.
Prereq.: CHEN 3726 or consent of instructor.

CHEN 6981    Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering    3 s.h.

Advances topics in chemical reaction engineering including non-elementary reaction kinetics, reactor design for autocatalytic reactions, temperature and energy effects in chemical reactions, heterogeneous catalysis, catalyst preparation, fabrication and activation.
Prereq.: CHEN 4880.

CHEN 6983    Modern Power Sources    3 s.h.

Analytical and descriptive study of modern power plants. Combustion and environmental problems with fossil-fueled power plants. Electromagnetic circuits and devices with emphasis on the principles of electromechanical energy conversions.

CHEN 6984    Nuclear Fission and Fusion Power Sources    3 s.h.

Energy available from fission and fusion nuclear reactions, on setting and maintaining chain reaction. Mechanical and electromagnetic confinement techniques. Reactor design, heat removal, and safety problems.

CHEN 6985    Electromechanical Motion Devices    3 s.h.

Thermodynamics of batteries, and electric and fuel cells. Power from nuclear isotopes. Features common to rotating electromagnetic fields. Analysis and design of electromechanical power components.

CHEN 6990    Thesis    1-9 s.h.

Research selected and supervised by departmental advisor. May be repeated for a maximum of nine semester hours.
Prereq.: Acceptance by departmental committee.