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CHE 601: Statistical Thermodynamics

Modern techniques for the investigation of fluid properties from statistical mechanics point of view.  Studies on liquid state, hard spheres, soft spheres, lennard-Jones fluids, perturbation theory, adsorption on solid surfaces, electrolyte solution, molten salts, and transport properties. Computer applications on the above topics.


CHE 602: Advanced Chemical Reaction engineering II                            

Physical phenomena in reaction engineering. Dynamic behavior of catalyst pellets. Dynamic behavior of chemical multiphase reactors. Bio-kinetics and bioreactors. Non-ideal Flow reactors, Advanced Polymerization reactors.


CHE 603: Complex dynamics and chaos in chemical & biochemical systems      

Introduction to the bifurcation theory, sources of instabilities in chemical and biochemical systems. Identification of stable and unstable regions. Practical implication of bifurcation and instabilities. Introduction to chaos, strange attractors and fractal structures.


CHE 604: Advanced Computational Techniques in chemical Engineering           

Stability theory for first order ordinary differential equations. Continuity techniques for bifurcation analysis. Series solutions and special functions. Nonlinear boundary value problems.  Formulation of parabolic, elliptic and hyperbolic partial differential equations (PDE). Solution of PDE using finite difference and collocation techniques. Applications to chemical and biochemical systems.


CHE 605: Properties of Gases and Liquids

Introduction to physical properties estimation, experimental data validation, consistency tests, pure component constants, various estimation procedures for properties of pure compound and mixtures of gases and liquids, PVT and other thermodynamic properties, mixing rules and their effects on mixture properties, group contribution methods in property estimation, linear and nonlinear regression in property estimation. Computer application on the above topics.


CHE 606: Topics in Biomedical Engineering

Review of human anatomy and physiology. Application of the principles of heat, mass and momentum transfer laws to human systems, artificial organs and life support systems. Modeling and simulation of respiratory, circulatory, gastroenterology, nephrology systems.


CHE 607: Advanced Electrochemical Engineering             

Review of the main concepts in electrochemical engineering, Thermodynamics of electrochemical systems and kinetics of electrode processes. Electrolytic mass transfer, current and potential distribution functions. Applications of electrochemical engineering in corrosion. Batteries, Fuel cells, and electrolytic hydrogen production.  Electro-catalysis and electro-synthesis. Applications of electrochemical engineering in environment control and water treatment.


CHE 608: Chemical Engineering Experimentation

Main statistical characteristics of random variables, parameters of the distribution function, the analysis of variance, correlation and regression analysis, design of experiments factorial design, empirical modeling.


CHE 611: Advanced Separation Processes                                   

Relatively new separation technologies, gas and liquid chromatography, electrophoresis, membrane processes and pressure swing adsorption.


CHE 612: Multiphase Flow with Phase Change

Fluid dynamic of multiphase flow, thermodynamic characteristic of multiphase systems, interphase heat transfer, instability of two phase flow.


CHE 613: Biochemical Engineering                                                

Advances in processes involving biochemical reactions. Enzymes deactivation and immobilization. Cell culture technology. Biosensors. Downstream processes of bio-products. Modeling and simulation of bioprocesses. Applications of biochemical engineering in waste treatment.


CHE 614: Advanced Heat Transfer II                                

Design of heat exchangers. Heat Pumps, Heat pipes. Optimization techniques in heat equipment selection and design. Problems encountered in operation of heat transfer equipments (fouling, corrosion, …).


CHE 615: Combustion Engineering                                    

Introduction to combustion. Emphasis on natural gas and liquid petroleum fuels. Energy Balance equations, species and the turbulence characteristics. Chemical and thermal equilibrium, Flame temperatures, Chemical kinetics, Combustion physics, Reactors, Ignition phenomena: auto ignition and forced ignition, flame speed, and stability, hydrocarbons flammability limits, detonation phenomena.  Models of combustion processes including reacting flow systems. Energy and efficiency calculations, radiation, furnace and combustion chamber design.  Combustion processes pertinent to Saudi Arabia: desalination, fuels, power generation, building materials' industries. safety and environmental issues


CHE 616: Chemical Engineering application in Electronic industry                      

Introduction to microelectronic processing, chlorosilanes from metallurgical grade silicon, bulk crystal growth from melts, chemical vapor deposition (CVD), low pressure chemical vapor deposition (LCVD), thermal laser assisted CVD, photochemical CVD, CVD in optical fiber fabrication, glow discharge (plasma) characteristics, plasma reactors, liquid phase epitaxy (LPE), physical vapor deposition (PVD), catalytic and non-catalytic etching. Oxidation of silicon.


CHE 617: Advanced Topics in Diffusion 

Diffusion for multi-component systems, in solids and membrane. Steady state diffusion with homogeneous and/or heterogeneous chemical reaction, dispersion in different flow region, measurements of diffusion coefficients. Unsteady state  diffusion without and with chemical reactions.


CHE 618: Unsteady State Transport Processes

General unsteady state transport equations for mass, heat and momentum transfer with and without generation in the system. Solution of the unsteady state transport equations using analytical, graphical, and numerical methods.  Application to actual industrial cases.


CHE 621: Computer-Aided Design for Chemical Industries

Principles of developing advanced user's friendly software packages for the design of industrial reactors, distillation columns, absorption towers, heat exchangers, etc


CHE 622: Simulation of Chemical Processes

Steady state simulation of chemical processes Decomposition of recycle streams. Dynamic simulation of chemical processes. Practice in simulation of industrial units and processes.


CHE 623: Digital Computer Control of Chemical Plants

Digital computer control loops and technology. Discrete time systems. Z-transforms. Approximation of continuous-time systems. Discrete-time response of dynamic systems. Digital implementation of control algorithms, hardware, sampling, noise filtering. Design of digital controllers, discrete pole-placement controller, discrete optimal controller. Process identification using least squares methods. Introduction to adaptive control.


CHE 624: Data Acquisition & Digital Control in Laboratory Experiments

Principles of data acquisition, computer interface (digital to analog conversion and analog to digital conversion), computer operator interface. Data collection, trending and processing. Plant experimentation and testing procedures. Analysis using Statistical tools. Developing and validating empirical dynamic models. Inferential control. Introduction to DCS systems. Fault detection and performance monitoring.


CHE 625: Neural Networks in Chemical Processes

Definitions and convention of neural networks theory. Leaning methods. Neural networks structure (topography): single layer, multi-layers, hidden layers, models of the neurons.   Using neural networks for empirical dynamic modeling, using neural networks for control of chemical processes, using NN for artificial intelligence in chemical processes, creating an expert system for design, plant diagnosis and safety.


CHE 626: Process Synthesis

Input-output structure of a flow sheet, recycle structure of the flow sheet. Sequencing of separation systems. Heat exchanger network design. Integrated design of chemical plants. Process optimization and computer aided process design.


CHE 627: Advanced Chemical Process Control II

Direct synthesis and time delay compensation. Selected topics on one or tow of the following advanced control strategies: Statistical process control, Fuzzy logic control, Internal model control, Supervisory control (real time optimization),   Linear multivariable control, Nonlinear multivariable control,  Adaptive control, distributed parameter control systems, Model predictive control.


CHE 631: Advanced Extractive Metallurgy

Advanced theory and practice of mineral dressing. Mineral dressing in relation to mineral resources and economics of the society.  Quality control on ore dressing. Design of mineral dressing systems and dust control. Advanced study of reaction rate theories as applied to the solid state reactions and multiphase reactions of chemical metallurgy, fuel and refractories. Ion exchange theories and their application in hydrometallurgy, electrolysis and electro-extraction of metals and metal refining.


CHE 632: Advanced Physical Metallurgy I

The free electron theory of metals, the zone theory of metals, magnetism and electrical conductivity. Dislocation and mechanical properties of metals, dislocation interactions and properties of dislocation arrays. X-ray diffraction as applied to the study of metals and alloys, interpretation of multi-component phase diagrams for metal systems. Physical and chemical metallurgy of primary metals in the nuclear field. Graphite and other non-metallic, fuel elements, container materials and moderators, radiation damage, and liquid metals.


CHE 633: Composite Materials

Nature and scope of composite materials, Development of composites. Structure and properties of composites, stress-strain relations, toughness and impact strength. Fracture and transport properties of composites. Fabrication of composites. Optimal design and application of composites.


CHE 634: Advanced Physical Metallurgy II

Metallurgical defects encountered in metal forming production and testing of powdered metals and their uses. Raw materials and forming methods of ceramic products. Microstructure and mechanical properties of powder materials. Theory and technique of rolling; deep drawing, extension drawing and rod & wire drawing. Fundamental of plastic deformation of metals. Metallurgical welding; physical metallurgy and mechanical properties of weld metal and thermally altered metals. Joining methods in relation to composition, micro-structure and mechanical properties


CHE 635: Hot Corrosion Engineering

Oxidation and sulphidation at high temperature. Effect of salts on hot corrosion. Thermodynamics of hot corrosion reactions. Kinetics and reaction rate expressions for hot corrosion processes. The behavior of super alloys in complex atmosphere (O2, SO2, H2S, NaSO4, etc). Methods of measuring the hot corrosion rates. The recent trends in hot corrosion control.


CHE 636: Corrosion Control and Monitoring

Electrochemical theory of wet corrosion. Corrosion of polymers and ceramics. Principles of corrosion protection.  Corrosion protection methods. Design principles and applications of cathodic protection systems. Evaluation of various techniques of corrosion control. Corrosion testing in laboratory and field. Corrosion monitoring.


CHE 641: Advanced Petroleum Refining Engineering II                           

Design methods and procedures of the following units: Hydrotreating, hydrocracking, fluid catalytic cracking, catalytic reforming.


CHE 642: Petrochemical systems Design

Description and evaluation of processes designed to manufacture petrochemicals. Sources, availability, and characterization of feedstocks. Process design procedure.


CHE 643: Advanced Topics in Polymerization

Mathematical modeling and reactor design for polymerization processes including step growth and chain growth mechanisms. Topics cover poly-condensation and free radical processes in various reacting media and reactor configuration (emulsion, suspension, solution polymerization, etc). Catalytic olefin polymerization.


CHE 654: Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering          

Selected advanced topics of recent progress in subjects related to chemical engineering.