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Brief description of Chemical Engineering Courses

A-  Core Courses

 

CHE 201: Chemical Engineering Principles – I                                                       3(3,1,0)

Origin and role of Chemical Engineering, Engineering Calculations, Processes and process variables.  Material balances in single unit & multiple units for non-reactive and reactive processes including combustion reactions.

 

Textbook: Felder R. M. and Rousseau, R. W. “Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes” John Wiley & Sons.

Pre-requisite:  CHE 101

 

CHE 202: Chemical Engineering Principles - II                                                      2(2,1,0)

Energy forms and energy balances and thermodynamic principles.  Balances on non-reactive processes  Balances on reactive processes including fuels and combustion. Solution of simultaneous material and energy balance equations for process flow sheets using suitable softwares (computer laboratory).

 

Textbook: Felder R. M. and Rousseau, R. W. “Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes” John Wiley & Sons.

Pre-requisite:  CHE 201,  CO-requisite: CHEM 230

 

CHE 205: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I                                             2(2,1,0)

The scope of thermodynamics. Internal energy. Thermodynamics state  and state function. Volumetric Properties of Pure Fluids. Heat Effects. Statements of the second law, and the concept of entropy. Power Cycles. Refrigeration and Liquefaction.

 

Textbook: Smith, J.M.; Van Ness, H.C.; and Abbott, M.M. “Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics”, 6th ed.  McGraw Hill, 2001.

Pre-requisite: CHE 201, CHEM 230  

 

CHE 206: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II                                            2(2,1,0)

Thermodynamics properties of fluids. Thermodynamics properties of homogenous mixtures Phase equilibria. Chemical reaction equilibria.

 

Textbook: Smith, J.M.; Van Ness, H.C.; and Abbott, M.M. “Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics”, 6th ed.  McGraw Hill, 2001.

Pre-requisite: CHE 205

 

CHE 310: Unit Operations                                                                                       3(2,1,2)

Properties, Handling, and Mixing of Particulate Solids.  Mechanical Size Reduction. Flow Past Immersed Bodies. Mechanical-Physical Separation I. Mechanical-Physical Separation II. Separation based on the motion of particles through fluids. Relevant experiments (Solid Handling, Filtration).

 

Textbook: W. L. McCabe, J. C. Smith and P. Harriott, Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering, 6th ed., McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, 2001.

Pre-requisite: CHE 201

 

CHE 315: Momentum Transport Operations                                                          3(2,1,2)

Fluid statics. Fluid Dynamics. Flow around submerged bodies. Flow through porous media. Flow in Fluidized beds. Flow metering devices. Pumps and Fluid moving machinery. Non-Newtonian fluids. Dimensional analysis. Piping design. Relevant experiments (Friction losses in Pipes and Fittings, Pump Performance).

 

Textbook: Geankoplis, G.J: Transport Processes and Unit Operations, Allyn and Bacon, 4th edition.

Pre-requisite: CHE 202  

 

CHE 317:  Energy Transport Operations                                                               3(2,1,2)

Introduction and mechanisms of heat transfer. Steady state heat transfer by conduction. Individual coefficients of heat transfer. Heat Transfer correlation in convection. Natural convection & Radiation. Heat transfer with change equipment design. Application to heat exchange equipment design. Relevant experiments (Thermal Conductivity, Double Pipe Heat Exchanger).

 

Textbook: 1- Geankoplis, G.J: Transport Processes and Unit Operations, Allyn and Bacon, fourth edition; F. Kreith

2- M.S Bohn,”Principle of Heat Transfer “ ,  PWS Pub. company, 5th ed., Boston, 1997.

Pre-requisite: CHE 202

 

CHE 318: Mass Transport Operations                                                                    4(3,1,2)

Principles of Mass Transfer.  Principles of Convective Mass Transfer. Convective mass transfer coefficients. Stage and Continuous Gas-Liquid Separation Processes with emphasis on absorption and humidification. Relevant experiments ( Packed Column, Humidification, Drying).

 

Textbook: 1-Geankoplis ,G.J.: Transport processes and Unit Operation , Alyn and Bacon.     2- Treyball ,R.E. “ Mass transfer operations “ . Mc Graw Hill ,NY 1980

Pre-requisite: CHE 315  

 

CHE 319: Principles of Materials Engineering                                                      3(2,1,2)

Introduction to materials science. Atomic structure of materials. Classification of materials. Crystalline structure of materials. Imperfection in crystalline materials. Materials and their properties. Phase diagrams of solid materials. Materials deterioration and failure. At least two sessions of laboratory experiments. Relevant experiments (1. Hardness Testing, Tensile Properties, Impact Toughness).

 

Textbook: William D. Callister. “Materials Science and Engineering an introduction” John Wiley & Sons, 6th ed. 2003

Pre-requisite: CHEM 101 

 

CHE 320:  Chemical Reaction Engineering                                                            3(3,1,0)

Mole Balances. Conversion and reactor sizing. Rate laws and stoichiometry: Basic definitions, Stoichiometric table, Expressing concentrations in terms other than conversion. Isothermal reactor design. Collection and analysis of rate data. Multiple reactions. Steady-state nonisothermal reactor design. Introductory heterogeneous catalytic reactions and reactors. Relevant experiments (Batch Reactor, Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor).

 

Textbook:  H Scott Fogler, Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, 4th ed

Pre-requisite: CHE 206  

 

CHE 406: Computational Techniques                                                                      2(1,1,2)

General Process Modelling. Modeling examples of lumped parameter and distributed parameter systems. Solution of the system of linear algebraic equations. Solution of nonlinear algebraic equations.  Solution of ordinary differential equations – IVPs & BVPs.  Introduction to optimization methods – single variable and multi variable optimization, linear programming technique. Relevant computer laboratory.

 

Textbook: J. B. Riggs, An Introduction to Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineers, 2nd Edition, Texas Tech University Press, 1994.

Pre-requisite: MATH 204

 

CHE 407: Separation Processes                                                                              4(3,1,2)

Phase Equilibrium relations and phase diagrams.  Fundamentals of  stage operations. The equilibrium stage. Graphical and analytical stage determination. Differential versus staged contactors.  Application of equilibrium stage analysis to: Distillation, Liquid-liquid Extraction and leaching, Absorption. Relevant experiments (Distillation, Extraction).

 

Textbook(s): 1. Geankoplis, C.J., “Transport Processes and Unit operations” 3rd ed., Prentice-Hall, Inc, Edgewood Cliffs, N.J.,1993.

2- Coulson, J.M. , Richardson, J.F., Backhurst, J.R and Harker, J.H. “Chemical Engineering  vol.2” ,  4th Edition, Pergamon Press, Oxford, U.K, 1991.

Pre-requisite: CHE 318  

 

CHE 412: Computer Aided Chemical Process Design                                            3(2,1,2)

Hand on process simulators e.g. HYSYS, ASPEN PLUS, CHEM CAD, SuperPro. Principles of process design. Heuristics and algorithmic methods for process synthesis. Heat and power integration. Equipment sizing. Optimization. of  process flowsheets. Analysis of  process safety and environmental cleanness. Relevant computer laboratory.

Textbook:  Process Design Principles,  D. Seider, J. D. Seader and D. R. Lewin, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1999.

Pre-requisite: CHE 318 

 

CHE 414: Process Control                                                   3(2,1,2)

Apply fundamental laws (momentum transport, heat and mass transfer, reaction engineering) to develop dynamic models for simple chemical systems. Examine the dynamics of simple chemical systems. Understand the process control structure. Design the classical PID control for single-input-single-output systems. Analyze the performance and stability of the controlled systems. Relevant experiments (Open-Loop Dynamic of Two Interacting Tanks, Open-Loop Dynamics of Temperature Sensors, Open-Loop Dynamic of Three Stirred Tanks, Determination of PID Settings for Level Control System, Level Control with Outflow, Temperature Control System).

 

Textbook: Thomas E. Marlin, Process Control – Designing Processes and Control Systems for Dynamic Performance, 2nd Edition, McGraw Hill, 2000.

Pre-requisite:  CHE 406

 

CHE 418: Chemical Plant Economics                                                                      3(2,1,2)

Introduction to chemical Engineering economics. Process design development. General design considerations. Cost estimation. Depreciation. Profitability, alternative investments, and replacements. Optimum design and design strategy. Relevant computer laboratory.

 

Textbook: M.S. Peters,  K.D. Timmerhaus and R.E. West, ”Plant Design and Economics for Chemical Engineers”,  5th Edition, McGraw – Hill,  2003.

Pre-requisite: GE 403

 

B-   Seniors' Design Projects Requirements

 

CHE 496: Graduation Project -1                                                                             2(2,0,0)

This course is aimed at providing the students with the opportunity to unify all their previous courses or utilize it into one project by designing a chemical process and presenting a formal report.

Pre-requisite:  Successful completion of 131 cr. Hr

 

CHE 497: Graduation Project -2                                                                             2(2,0,0)

This course is the second part of final year project (CHE 496)

Pre-requisite:  CHE 496

 

C-  Foundation Chemistry Courses

CHEM 230: Principles of Physical Chemistry                                                         3(3,0,0)

Molecular kinetic theory of gases, first law of thermodynamics, thermo chemistry, second and third laws of thermodynamics, free energies, adsorption and heterogeneous catalysis.

 

CHEM 244: Principles of Organic Chemistry (1)                                                   2(2,0,0)

Aliphatic Hydrocarbons: Structure, nomenclature, stereochemistry (confirmation of alkane, stereochemistry of cycloalkanes and alkenes (Z, E), synthesis and reactions.
Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Benzene, aromaticity, nomenclature, reactions (activation and orientation), polynuclear urenes. Alkyl halides, nomenclature, synthesis and reactions, optical isomerism (SN1, SN2 reactions)

 

CHEM 245: Principles of Organic Chemistry (2)                                                   2(2,0,0)

Classification, nomenclature, physical properties, synthesis and reactions of the following organic classes: Alcohols, ethers, phenols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic (and their derivatives) and amines .

 

Pre-requisite:  CHEM 244

 

CHEM 350: Instrumental Analysis for non-major                                      4(2,0,4)

Principles and applications of spectrophotometric and Electro-analytical methods in the determinations of Organic and Inorganic samples

 

D-  Elective Modules

Each student is required to select three courses (9 hrs) from one of the following 5 modules:

 

 

D-1 Petroleum & Petrochemical Industries module

 

CHE 441:Petroleum Refining Engineering                                                 3(3,1,0)

Characterization and evaluation of crude petroleum. Application of chemical engineering to the oil industry. Refining techniques, physical separation, chemical conversion and treating processes. Design and costing of refinery equipment. Product testing and specifications. Environmental issues

 

CHE 443  Natural Gas  Processing                                                                          3(3,1,0)

Overview of natural gas. Gas treatment – Gas dehydration – Hydrocarbons recovery – Nitrogen removal -  Trace-component recovery and removal – Liquids processing – Sulfur recovery – Transportation and storage.

 

CHE 426: Heterogeneous Reactor Engineering                                                     3(3,1,0)

Application of the chemical kinetics of heterogeneous reactions to the design of chemical reactors, Catalysis and catalytic reactors, Heterogeneous data analysis for reactor design, Catalyst deactivation , External diffusion effects on heterogeneous reactions, Diffusion and reaction in porous catalyst.

 

CHE 422: Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering (1)                                        3(3,1,0)

This course involves a variety of selected topics in chemical engineering. The contents of course depend on the instructor specialization and/or students' needs and/or contemporary issues.

Prerequisite: CHE 318

 

D-2 Desalination and Water Treatment Module

 

CHE  413: Desalination and Water Treatment                                                       3(3,1,0)

Study of the scientific, technical as well as economical aspects of desalination of seawater and brackish water with special reference to local conditions. Recovery of minerals as by-products. Solar energy utilization

 

CHE  437 Waste Treatment Processes                                                                   3(3,1,0)

Identify the sources and characteristics of liquid waste streams and waste treatment process design, Wastewater Characteristics, Analysis and composition, Treatment Physical, biological and membrane  Treatment. Regulations.

 

CHE 438 : Water Chemistry and Chemical Analysis                                             3(3,1,0)

Basic concepts of water  properties and chemistry needed for water and desalination processes. Basic Principles:, Major aquatic chemical processes, Analytical data required for desalination applications, Principles of disinfection, Oxidation – reduction reactions in water.

 

CHE 422: Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering (1)                                        3(3,1,0)

This course involves a variety of selected topics in chemical engineering. The contents of course depend on the instructor specialization and/or students‘ needs and/or contemporary issues.

Prerequisite: CHE 318

 

 

D-3 Materials Science and Engineering Module

 

CHE  430:  Corrosion Engineering                                                                          3(3,1,0)

Corrosion engineering definition & importance, Classification & Nature of corrosion processes, Corrosion in selected environments, Corrosion testing and monitoring, Corrosion prevention and control.

 

CHE 433: Electrochemical Engineering                                                                  3(3,1,0)

Fundamentals of electrochemical engineering, Electrochemical cells, Thermodynamics and kinetics of electrochemical systems, Economics of electrochemical processes, Selected applications of electrochemical engineering.

 

CHE 434 : Extractive Metallurgy and Metals Recycling                                       3(3,1,0)

Basic concepts of extractive metallurgy. Calcinations, Flotation, Roasting, Pyrometallurgy, Hydrometallurgy, Electrometallurgy. Basic  processes for  metals recycling. Application to selected cases

 

CHE 422: Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering (1)                                        3(3,1,0)

This course involves a variety of selected topics in chemical engineering. The contents of course depend on the instructor specialization and/or students‘ needs and/or contemporary issues.

Prerequisite: CHE 318

 

D-4 Chemical Industries module

 

CHE 427: Pollution Prevention in Chemical Industries                                          3(3,1,0)

Study of methods of pollution prevention using traditional and modern approaches. Wastewater treatment Air pollution and its Effects, Process Integration, Training in using linear programming and mixed integer non linear programming software (MINLP) software in process integration.

 

CHE  428  Production of Building and Cementing Materials                                 3(3,1,0)

Study of the process and operations involved in production of  Building and Cementing Materials. Classification of cements. Bricks and Insulating materials, Glasses. Manufacture of glass.  Overview for the usage of Polymers. Adhesives. Case study. Field trip.

 

CHE 429:  Energy and Chemical Industries                                                            3(3,1,0)

Study of the types and sources of fuels. Optimization of energy consumption in chemical industries. Classification and manufacturing of fuels, Renewable energy sources, Energy and the environment.

 

CHE 422: Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering (1)                                        3(3,1,0)

This course involves a variety of selected topics in chemical engineering. The contents of course depends on the instructor specialization and/or students‘ needs and/or contemporary issues.

Prerequisite: CHE 318

 

D-5 Biochemical Engineering Module

 

CHE  440 Introduction to Biochemical Engineering                                               3(3,1,0)

Provide the students with the fundamental background knowledge in the area of Biochemical Engineering which involves the application of Chemical Engineering principles and approaches to biologically-based systems and processes. Elements of applied microbiology: Enzyme & Fermentation kinetics, Bioreactor design, scale-up and scale-down, Down stream processing.

 

CHE  445 Biological Wastewater Treatment                                                          3(3,1,0)

Introduce the students to  fundamentals of biochemical operations in waste water treatment, stoichiometry and kinetics of biochemical operations, applications to  analysis and design of suspended growth reactors and attached growth reactors.

 

CHE  446 Environmental Biotechnology                                                                 3(3,1,0)

Provide the students with the fundamental background knowledge in the area of Environmental Biotechnology. Students should be able to understand the role of microorganisms in processes such as biofilm formation, biocorrosion, mineral leaching, composting, bioremediation and production of a fine chemical from a renewable resource and to understand how to manipulate environmental conditions to enhance or retard a given process.

 

CHE 422: Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering (1)                                        3(3,1,0)

This course involves a variety of selected topics in chemical engineering. The contents of course depend on the instructor specialization and/or students' needs and/or contemporary issues.

Prerequisite: CHE 318