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Undergraduate Catalog 2013

Chemical Engineering

ENCH 210 (3.00)

Introduction to Environmental Engineering

This course will provide an introduction to environmental quality and the development of the background necessary for understanding environmental engineering principles and problem solving. Flow and material balance concepts will be presented for tracking substances in the environment and in engineered systems. Simple quantitative engineering models will be developed describing the fate and transport of chemicals in reactors.
   Course ID: 100566
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ENES 101 and CHEM 102 and MATH 152.

ENCH 215 (3.00)

Chemical Engineering Analysis

Introduction to methods of chemical engineering calculations and analysis. Stoichiometric relations; material and energy balances; and behavior of gases, vapors, liquids and solids. Analytical and computer methods are presented. (Fall)
   Course ID: 053823
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Course Equivalents: ENCH 215H
   Requirement Group: Must have completed ENES101 or ENES101H or ENES101Y and CHEM102 or CHEM102H with a C or better in both. Can be taken concurrently.

ENCH 215H (3.00)

Chemical Engineering Analysis-Honors

   Course ID: 053824
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Course Equivalents: ENCH 215
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00
   Requirement Group: You must be admitted to the Honors College and have completed ENES101 or ENES101H or ENES101Y and CHEM102 or CHEM102H with a grade of C or better. Can be taken concurrently.

ENCH 225 (4.00)

Chemical Engineering Problem Solving and Experiment Design

Introduction to the scientific method as applied to chemical engineering processes associated with thermodynamics and fluid, heat and mass transport. Computational and experimental tools are introduced. Students will formulate hypotheses to test physical phenomena associated with chemical engineering processes, design experiments based on their hypotheses, perform experiments,and use appropriate computational and programming tools as well as statistical methods to analyze their data and its significance. Issues of safety and ethics, as applied to chemical engineering, also will be discussed. (Spring)
   Course ID: 053825
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00, Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ENCH215 or ENCH215H and ENGL100 with a grade of C or better.

ENCH 300 (3.00)

Chemical Process Thermodynamics

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. (Fall)
   Course ID: 053828
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Requirement Group: Must have completed ENCH 215 and MATH 251 and CHEM351 with a "C" or better.

ENCH 310 (3.00)

Environmental Chemistry and Biology

This course presents chemical and biological principles in the context of manmade and natural systems. Equilibrium and kinetic concepts are reinforced through the use of chemical equilibrium and kinetic models. Surface and colloid chemistry are also discussed. At the end of the course, the student will be able to understand the basic chemical and biological phenomena that control the fate of pollutants in the environment. Recommended Preparation: ENCH 210.
   Course ID: 100567
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHEM 351 and MATH 225.

ENCH 333 (1.00)

Chemical Engineering Seminar

Oral and written reports on recent developments in chemical engineering and the process industries.
   Course ID: 053829
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ENCH 412 (3.00)

Environmental Physicochemical Processes

This course focuses on physicochemical processes that control the fate of contaminants in engineered and natural systems is discussed. Physicochemical phenomenon is first introduced from a phenomenal standpoint, then its role in both engineered and natural systems discussed. At the end of the course, the student will be able to understand the basic physicochemical phenomena that control the fate of pollutants in the environment. Recommended Course Preparation: ENCH 310.
   Course ID: 100568
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must be concurrently enrolled in ENCH 427.

ENCH 414 (3.00)

Environmental Biological Processes

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the fundamental and design aspects of biological processes. The course focuses on engineered biological treatment for both municipal wastewater systems and contaminated soils and sediments. An understanding of biological treatment operations requires knowledge in the fundamental areas of biochemistry, mass transport, microbiology, reaction kinetics and reactor engineering. Recommended Course Preparation: ENCH 310.
   Course ID: 100569
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: Must have completed ENCH 427 and ENCH 440 with a "C" or better.

ENCH 425 (3.00)

Transport I: Fluids

Fluid properties, fluid statics, flow concepts and basic equations, and viscous effects. Applications in measurements of flow. Design of fluid flow equipment. (Fall)
   Course ID: 053830
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: Must have completed ENCH215 and MATH225 with a "C" or better.

ENCH 427 (3.00)

Transport Processes II: Mass Transfer

Steady and unsteady state heat and mass transfer, interphase transfer, simultaneous heat and mass transfer, boundary layer theory, and mass transfer with a chemical reaction. Design applications in condensation, heat exchanger, evaporating, and mass transfer operations. (Spring)
   Course ID: 053831
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Requirement Group: Must have completed ENCH 425 with a grade of "C" or better.

ENCH 437L (3.00)

Chemical Engineering Laboratory

Application of chemical engineering process and unit operation principles in small-scale, semi-commercial equipment. Data from experimental observations are used to evaluate performance and efficiency of operations. Emphasis is placed on correct presentation of results in both written and oral form.
   Course ID: 053832
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Laboratory
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00, Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must complete ENCH225 and ENCH427 and ENCH440 with a grade of C or better.

ENCH 440 (3.00)

Chemical Engineering Kinetics.

Fundamentals of chemical reaction kinetics and their application to the design and operation of chemical reactors. Reaction rate theory, homogeneous reactions in batch and flow systems, heterogeneous reactions and catalysis, and biochemical reactions. Catalytic reactor design. (Spring)
   Course ID: 053833
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Requirement Group: Must have completed ENCH 300 and ENCH425 and CHEM 301 with a "C" or better. CHEM 303 can be taken concurrently.

ENCH 442 (3.00)

Chemical Process Control & Safety

Dynamic response of process systems. Analysis, optimization, and design of simple control systems, closed-loop response, and dynamic testing. Design and simulation of systems for chemical process safety.
   Course ID: 053835
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Laboratory, Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ENCH225 and ENCH300 and ENCH425 and MATH225 all with a grade of C or better.

ENCH 444 (3.00)

Process Engineering Economics and Design.

Principles of chemical engineering economics and process design. Emphasis on equipment types, equipment design principles, capital costestimation, operating costs and profitability. (Fall)
   Course ID: 053836
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: Student must complete ENCH 427 and ENCH 440 with a grade of C or better. ENCH 445 can be taken concurrently as a co-requisite.

ENCH 445 (3.00)

Separation Processes

Solution thermodynamics. Phase equilibrium. Characteristics of separation processes. Simple and multistage equilibrium processes. Design and operation of binary and multicomponent separation processes. Computational approaches. (Fall)
   Course ID: 053837
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: Must have completed ENCH 427 with a grade of "C" or better.

ENCH 446 (4.00)

Process Engineering Economics and Design II.

Application of chemical engineering principles for the design of chemical processing equipment. Typical problems in the design of chemical plants. Comprehensive reports are required. (Spring)
   Course ID: 053838
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ENCH444 and ENCH445 and ENCH442 with a grade of C or better. ENCH442 may be taken concurrently.

ENCH 450 (3.00)

Chemical Process Development

Chemical process industries from the standpoint of technology, raw materials, products and processing equipment. Operation of major chemical processes and industries, combined with quantitative analysis of process requirements and yields. (Spring)
   Course ID: 053839
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: Must have completed ENCH 427 and ENCH 440 with a "C" or better.

ENCH 456 (3.00)

Polymeric Materials

The basic elements of the chemistry, physics, processing methods and engineering applications of polymers.
   Course ID: 053843
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: Must have completed ENCH 427 and ENCH 440 with a "C" or better.

ENCH 459 (3.00)

Statistical Design of Experiments

Introduces students to a variety of methods that use a statistical approach in the design, execution and analysis of industrial experiments.
   Course ID: 053845
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: Must have completed ENCH 427 and ENCH 440 with a "C" or better.

ENCH 468 (1.00 - 3.00)

Research Projects

Investigation of a research project under the direction of one of the faculty members. Comprehensive reports are required. This course is repeatable a maximum of 6 credits.
   Course ID: 053846
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Research
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: Must have completed ENCH 427 and ENCH 440 with a "C" or better.

ENCH 470 (3.00)

Chemical and Environmental Modeling

This course builds upon mathematical and computational fundamentals from differential equations and chemical engineering problem solving to employ models that simulate chemical and ecological phenomena. Population models for bioreactors and ecosystems will be investigated, as well as mathematical models for simulating water and air chemistry and pollution. Recommended Course Preparation: ENCH 225 or equivalent programming experience.
   Course ID: 101787
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ENCH 427 and ENCH 440 with a C or better.

ENCH 472 (3.00)

Environmental Fate and Transport

This course covers basic principles of chemical fate and transport in the environment. Course materials include the fundamental concepts and practical, quantitative problem-solving techniques dealing with environmental contaminations. Mass balance; chemical equilibrium and kinetics; environmental transport; and advanced topics, such as groundwater well dynamics and subsurface fate and transport, atmospheric transport of pollutants and Monod kinetics are among those included in the materials. Computer software is also used to solve complex but practical fate and transport problems in the environment.
   Course ID: 100570
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: Must have completed ENCH 427 and ENCH 440 with a "C" or better.

ENCH 474 (3.00)

Air Pollution

The objective of this course will be to provide an introduction to the sources, chemistry and fate of airborne pollutants. In general, it will be broken into three parts: sources and dispersion processes, gas-phase chemistry and particulate-phase chemistry. The focus will be on the urban atmosphere, but as some pollutants have impacts well beyond their source region some discussion of global cycles will be appropriate. The course should provide a general introduction to atmospheric chemistry including both gas-phase and particulate-phase processes.
   Course ID: 100571
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: Must have completed ENCH 427 and ENCH 440 with a "C" or better.

ENCH 476 (3.00)

Environmental Risk Assessment & Remediation

The objective of this course is to examine the fundamental principles governing toxic contaminant exposure and risk to humans and ecosystems. The course covers necessary aspects of probability and statistics, physical and chemical behavior of key priority pollutants, mass transfer and exposure pathways of the contaminants, human and environmental toxicology and methodologies for risk assessment. Concepts of green engineering focused on design, commercialization, and use of processes and products to reduce generation of pollution and risk to human health and the environment are studied. Case studies of remediation technology applications with a focus on understanding how human and environmental risk is managed in a real-life situation are presented.
   Course ID: 100572
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: Must have completed ENCH 427 and ENCH 440 with a "C" or better.

ENCH 482 (3.00)

Biochemical Engineering.

Introduction to biochemical, microbiological and physical phenomena relevant in the bioprocess industry: basic biochemistry, enzyme and cell growth kinetics, modern biological techniques (e.g., DNA sequencing, microarray analysis, proteomics) and topics related to industrial fermentation (e.g., operating modes,mixing, mass transfer, scaleup). (Fall) Prerequisite: ENCH 427 and ENCH 440.
   Course ID: 053847
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: Must have completed ENCH 427 and ENCH 440 with a "C" or better.

ENCH 484 (3.00)

Biomedical Engineering

Applications of engineering analysis to biomedical issues, including drug delivery, biomaterials, tissue engineering, receptor-mediated processes, cardiovascular mechanics, physiological mass transfer and biomedical device design.
   Course ID: 053848
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: Must have completed ENCH 427 and ENCH 440 with a "C" or better.

ENCH 485L (4.00)

Biochemical Engineering Laboratory.

Conduct experiments to study microbial growth and product formation kinetics. Study enzyme kinetics. Conduct protein isolation, purification and concentration experiments. Analyze experimental data and prepare written reports and oral presentations. Observe laboratory safety precautions. This course is designed to teach modern chemical and biochemical laboratory practice. Students will learnaspects of heat and mass transfer of relevance to the bioprocess industry. In addition, they will learn aspects of microbial growth and product formation kinetics. Simple cloning techniques and enzyme/antibody assays will be introduced. Students will isolate and purify proteins. (Spring)
   Course ID: 053849
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Laboratory
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00, Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must complete ENCH225 and ENCH482 with a grade of C or better

ENCH 486 (3.00)

A Survey of Sensors and Instrumentation

This course will provide a broad overview of sensors and instrumentation used in a number of applications. Starting with basic definitions, the course will move on to various principles (physical, chemical and biological) used to sense a variety of parameters. A simple sensor will be contructed during the course to provide hands-on experience in sensor design. This elective is suitable for science and engineering majors.
   Course ID: 053850
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Course Fee = $50.00
   Requirement Group: Must have completed ENCH 427 and ENCH 440 with a "C" or better.

ENCH 489 (3.00)

Special Topics in Environmental Engineering

This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 053851
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Envirn Fate Transport, Spec Topics In Envr Engr, Biological Treat Process, Physiochemical Processes, Eng. Env. Processes, Eng. Biological Processes, Environmental Biological Processes, Environmental Chemistry, Air Pollution