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Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I

CHEG 5301 - Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I

An advanced study of classical thermodynamics with emphasis on phase and chemical equilibria and applications to the chemical process industries. Kinetic theory and statistical thermodynamics with emphasis on the prediction and correlation of physical and chemical properties of gases and liquids, including mixtures. Theory and application of flames, plasmas, and shock waves.

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CHEG 5302 - Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II

An advanced study of classical thermodynamics with emphasis on phase and chemical equilibria and applications to the chemical process industries. Kinetic theory and statistical thermodynamics with emphasis on the prediction and correlation of physical and chemical properties of gases and liquids, including mixtures. Theory and application of flames, plasmas, and shock waves.

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CHEG 5311 - Transport Phenomena

An advanced study of transport phenomena and rate processes with emphasis on a differential balance approach. Designed for non-chemical engineers and chemical engineers with an inadequate background in differential balances.

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CHEG 5315 - Transfer Operations I

An advanced study of momentum, heat and mass transfer with application to complex problems. Cartesian tensors, non-Newtonian flow, statistical theory of turbulence. Mass transfer in multicomponent systems and with chemical reaction. Mass transfer in drops and bubbles; two-phase flow and fluidization.

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CHEG 5316 - Transfer Operations II

An advanced study of momentum, heat and mass transfer with application to complex problems. Cartesian tensors, non-Newtonian flow, statistical theory of turbulence. Mass transfer in multicomponent systems and with chemical reaction. Mass transfer in drops and bubbles; two-phase flow and fluidization.

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CHEG 5321 - Reaction Kinetics I

Chemical kinetics and reactor design. An advanced study of chemical reaction engineering with emphasis on catalysis. Applications to stirred-tanks, fixed-bed, and fluidized bed reactors.

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CHEG 5331 - Process Engineering

Applications of thermodynamics, kinetics, unit operations, mechanics, and economics to the design of process plant equipment and complete plant design.

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CHEG 5336 - Optimization

Advanced topics in optimization such as linear and nonlinear programming, mixed-integer linear and nonlinear programming, deterministic and stochastic global optimization, and interval global optimization. Example applications drawn from engineering.

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CHEG 5345 - Chemical Engineering Analysis I

Techniques for the solution of chemical engineering problems including the solution of ordinary and partial differential equations, numerical analysis, and computer simulation.

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CHEG 5347 - Process Dynamics and Control I

Dynamic behavior of chemical process operations. Distributed parameter and non-linear processes. Specification of control systems. Stability analysis. Optimal operation of chemical processes. Design of feedback and feedforward control schemes for multiloop processes. Adaptive control.

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CHEG 5351 - Polymer Physics

Modern concepts relating to glassy, rubbery and organized states of bulk polymers. Considers rubber elasticity, glass-to-rubber transitions, networks, elements of crystallization, blends and interfacial phenomena.

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CHEG 5352 - Polymer Properties

Interrelationships between solid state structure, dynamics, and mechanical properties of non-crystalline and semi-crystalline polymers. Considers polymer viscoelasticity, diffusion, failure mechanism, and elementary polymer rheology.

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CHEG 5355 - Polymer Structure and Morphology

A fundamental study of the various levels of structure and morphology in polymers from the molecular to the macroscopic level, and how this structure influences the overall material properties. The principle methods used to characterize morphology are described for the analysis of amorphous and crystalline homopolymers, polymer blends, and copolymers.

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CHEG 5356 - Adhesion

A study of both physical and chemical factors controlling adhesion behavior. Thermodynamics, surface energy and surface tension. Intermolecular forces. Surface roughness effects. Mechanical evaluation of bond strength. Factors controlling adhesion durability. Chemical coupling agents.

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CHEG 5358 - Composite Materials

An introduction to the mechanical properties of fiber reinforced composite materials. Included are discussions of the behavior of unidirectional composites, short fiber composites and laminates. Special topics such as fatigue, fracture and environmental effects are also included.

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CHEG 5363 - Electrochemical Engineering

Principles underlying electrochemical processes. Transformation of chemical and electrical energy. Applications of fundamental electrochemical laws to industrial processes, energy conversion, and electrometallurgical operations.

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CHEG 5367 - Polymer Rheology

Analysis of the deformation and flow of polymeric materials. Topics include non-Newtonian flow, viscoelastic behavior and melt fracture with application to polymer processing.

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CHEG 5368 - Polymer Rheology and Processing Laboratory

Classical and modern experimental techniques for measuring the viscoelastic properties of polymers. Experiments include: creep, dynamic mechanical analysis, cone and plate viscometer, single-screw extruder, capillary rheometer, and extensional viscosity.

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CHEG 5373 - Biochemical Engineering

Principles and design of processes involving biochemical reactions. Nature of biological materials, biochemical kinetics, heat and mass transfer, application to fermentation and other biological processes. Also offered as BME 321.

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CHEG 5374 - Bioremediation

Application of engineering and biological principles toward remediation of hazardous wastes. Degradation of toxic chemicals using genetically-engineered microorganisms. Biological contacting devices for waste remediation.

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CHEG 5375 - Fermentation and Separation Technology Laboratory

Introduction to techniques used for industrial mass culture of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, and methods used to extract useful products from these cultures. Metabolic processes, energentics, growth kinetics and nutrition of microorganisms. Synthesis of cellular material and end products. Heat exchange, oxygen transfer, pH control, sterilization and design of fermentors. Culture of eukaryotic cell mass. Immobilized enzyme and cell reactors. Product recovery methods of precipitation centrifugation, extraction filtration and chromatography. Formerly CHEG 384. Also offered as MCB 384.

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CHEG 5381 - Water Purification Principles

An advanced study of the application of thermodynamics, transfer operations, and chemical kinetics to disposal and recovery of aqueous industrial and municipal wastes.

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CHEG 5385 - Air Pollution

Sources and properties of air pollutants, atmospheric chemistry, dynamics of atmospheric pollution, analytical and sampling techniques, control and abatement processes and air pollutants.

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CHEG 5389 - Chemical Transport Processes in the Environment

Movement and fate of chemicals within the air, water, and soils in the environments. Emphasis on interfacial processes and exchange rates involving surface water, groundwater and air pollution problems.

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CHEG 5393 - Seminar

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CHEG 5394 - Seminar

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CHEG 5395 - Investigation of Special Topics

This course is designed for special topics, or for individual students who desire to pursue investigations in a specialized field.

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CHEG 5399 - Independent Study

Independent study under the supervison of a Chemical Engineering faculty member.

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