GRADUATE CURRICULUM
M.S. in Chemical Engineering
CHE 500 M.S. Thesis NC
CHE 501 Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3-0)3
CHE 510 Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering * (3-0)3
CHE 520 Transport Phenomena (3-0)3
CHE 550 Chemical Engineering Mathematics (3-0)3 or equivalent
CHE 597 Graduate Seminar (0-2)NC
3 elective courses
* or CHE 511 Catalysis or CHE 512 Multiphase Reacters
Total minimum credit : 21
Number of Courses with credit (min) : 7
GRADUATE COURSES
CHE 500 M.S. Thesis NC
CHE 501 Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3-0)3
CHE 502 Phase Equilibrium Thermodynamics (3-0)3
CHE 509 Structure, Property and Processing Relations in Polymers (3-0)3
CHE 510 Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering (3-0)3
CHE 511 Catalysis (3-0)3
CHE 512 Multiphase Reactors (3-0)3
CHE 513 Biochemical Reaction Engineering (3-0)3
CHE 514 Membrane Processes (3-0)3
CHE 515 Microkinetics of Heterogeneous Catalysis (3-0)3
CHE 517 Metabolic Engineering (3-0)3
CHE 520 Transport Phenomena (3-0)3
CHE 521 Advanced Fluid Flow (3-0)3
CHE 522 Advanced Heat Transfer (3-0)3
CHE 523 Advanced Mass Transfer (3-0)3
CHE 524 Advanced Separation Processes (3-0)3
CHE 525 Transport Phenomena in Multiphase Systems (3-0)3
CHE 526 Combustion Phenomena (3-0)3
CHE 527 Transport Processes in Turbulent Flow (3-0)3
CHE 528 Nonlinear Phenomena I: Chaos and Fractals (3-0)3
CHE 529 Bioseparation Engineering (3-0)3
CHE 530 Multicomponent Distillation (3-0)3
CHE 531 Crystallization (3-0)3
CHE 532 Fluidization (3-0)3
CHE 535 Nuclear Reactor Theory I (3-0)3
CHE 536 Nuclear Reactor Theory II (3-0)3
CHE 537 Reactor Physics Experiments (3-0)3
CHE 538 Nonlinear Phenomena II (3-0)3
CHE 540 Coal Technology (3-0)3
CHE 541 Petroleum Refinery Engineering (3-0)3
CHE 543 Nuclear Technology (3-0)3
CHE 544 Fundamentals of Waste Disposal (3-0)3
CHE 545 Combustion Technology (3-0)3
CHE 546 Adsorption and Ion Exchange Technology (3-0)3
CHE 547 Air Pollution and Control Methods (3-0)3
CHE 550 Chemical Engineering Mathematics (3-0)3
CHE 551 Applied Data Analysis Techniques (3-0)3
CHE 552 Process Analysis (3-0)3
CHE 553 Process Modeling and Simulation (3-0)3
CHE 554 Advanced Process Control (3-0)3
CHE 555 Prediction of Properties of Fluids (3-0)3
CHE 556 Computational Methods in Chemical Engineering (3-0)3
CHE 557 Process Synthesis and Design (3-0)3
CHE 560 Computer Aided Process Plant Design (3-0)3
CHE 572 Paint Technology (3-0)3
CHE 578 Biotechnology Process Principles (3-0)3
CHE 597 Graduate Seminar I (0-2)NC
CHE 599 Graduate Seminar II (0-2)NC
CHE 7XX Special Topics in Chemical Engineering (3-0)3
CHE 8XX Special Studies (4-2)NC
CHE 9XX Advanced Studies (4-0)NC
DESCRIPTION OF THE GRADUATE COURSES
CHE 500 M.S. Thesis NC
Program of research leading to M.S. degree arranged between the student and a faculty member. Students register to this course in all semesters starting from the beginning of their second semester.
CHE 501 Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3-0)3
Laws of thermodynamics from phenomenological and statistical point of view. Reactions and phase equilibria. Properties of solutions. Analysis of chemical engineering processes from the standpoint of thermodynamics. Introduction to statistical and irreversible thermodynamics.
CHE 502 Phase Equilibrium Thermodynamics (3-0)3
Calculation of fugacities in gaseous and liquid mixtures. Theory of liquid solutions. Fluid phase equilibria at high pressures. Phase equilibria in condensed systems. Case studies.
CHE 509 Structure, Property and Processing Relations in Polymers
(3-0)3 Effect of monomer structure and chain length on the morphology and mechanical properties of polymers. Polymer statistics. Thermodynamics of polymer solutions. Polymer crystallization theory. Principles of polymer rheology. Effect of rheological properties on polymer processing and product structure.
CHE 510 Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering (3-0)3
Kinetics of chemical reactions. Batch and ideal flow reactors, semibatch reactors. Laminar flow reactors. Axial and radial dispersion in tubular reactors. Axial and radial temperature variations in tubular reactors. Design principles of gas-solid catalytic reactors. Reactor stability. Residence time distribution and segregation in flow reactors.
CHE 511 Catalysis (3-0)3
Conservation equations in heterogeneous systems. Intrapellet transport effectiveness factor, applications to heterogeneous catalytic reactor design. Principles and mechanism of catalysis; surface chemistry and surface structure. Physical properties of porous catalysts, reaction mechanisms.
CHE 512 Multiphase Reactors (3-0)3
Introduction to multiphase reactors, classification, hydrodynamics and rate processes. Modeling of fluid-solid; gas-liquid-liquid and gas-liquid-solid systems. Generally applicable dynamic analysis techniques. Industrial applications.
CHE 513 Biochemical Reaction Engineering (3-0)3
Applications of chemical kinetics and reaction engineering principles to bioreactors. Biological reactor and fermentor design and scale-up. Kinetics of microbial growth, product formation, enzyme catalyzed reactions.
CHE 514 Membrane Processes (3-0)3
Membrane concept. Principles of membrane separations and applications in biotechnology. Membrane preparation techniques, applications of membranes in stream purification in product recovery and in industrial wastewater treatment.
CHE 515 Microkinetics of Heterogeneous Catalysis (3-0)3
Applications of the principles of micro kinetic analysis, statistical and classical thermodynamics on the heterogeneous surface chemical reactions. Transition state theory, surface energetics. Advanced catalyst characterization techniques : incorporation of the characterization information in the chemical reaction analyses.
Prerequisite : CHE 510 or 511 or equivalent
CHE 517 Metabolic Engineering (3-0)3
Microorganism as a microbioreactors; Industrially important microorganisms. Influence of bioreactor operation conditions on the bioreaction networks and regulation of metabolic pathways: fermentation physiology. Principles of metabolic engineering: Determination of the metabolic bottlenecks. Metabolic control analysis. Thermodynamic analysis of cellular pathways. Pathway design.
CHE 520 Transport Phenomena (3-0)3
Analytical and approximate solutions of equations of mass, momentum and energy transport. Introduction to creeping, potential and laminar boundary layer flows. Description of heat and mass transfer in multicomponent systems. Interphase momentum, heat and mass transfer.
CHE 521 Advanced Fluid Flow (3-0)3
Inviscid fluid, Euler equation, Bernoulli equation, Kelvin's theorem, irrational motion, Stoke's stream function, vorticity; analytical and numerical solutions of Navier-Stokes equation; creeping flow equation, introduction to lubrication theory; vorticity transport equation, laminar boundary layers, turbulent boundary layers; introduction to turbulence.
CHE 522 Advanced Heat Transfer (3-0)3
Steady, unsteady and multidimensional conduction in different geometries. Basic equations for convection; laminar, free and forced convection. Turbulent convection. Analogy between heat and momentum transfer. Radiative energy transfer in enclosures with and without an absorbing emitting medium.
CHE 523 Advanced Mass Transfer (3-0)3
Mechanism and theory of mass transport. Transfer under laminar and turbulent flow conditions and with large fluxes. Mass transfer and simultaneous chemical reaction. Multicomponent systems. Applications in specific unit operations.
CHE 524 Advanced Separation Processes (3-0)3
Barrier separation processes; stage and continuous contacting operations. Residence time distribution in flow reactors; probability theory; method of moments; Brownian motion, diffusion and sedimentation.
CHE 525 Transport Phenomena in Multiphase Systems (3-0)3
Transport equations for mass, momentum and energy in multicomponent systems; jump conditions at phase interfaces; the spatial averaging theorem and the method of volume averaging; flow in porous media. Darcy's law for one and two phase flows; dispersion of heat and mass in bundles of capillary tubes; the general problem of dispersion in porous media.
CHE 526 Combustion Phenomena (3-0)3
Chemistry and physics of combustion. Kinetically controlled combustion phenomena. Diffusion flames in liquid fuel combustion. Combustion of solid fuels. Flames in premixed gases, heat transfer in furnaces.
CHE 527 Transport Processes in Turbulent Flow (3-0)3
Introduction to turbulent flow. Methods of measurement in turbulent region. Definitions and equations of change in turbulence. Mathematical models of turbulent momentum, heat and mass transfer.
CHE 528 Nonlinear Phenomena I: Chaos and Fractals (3-0)3
Boltzmann equation and its linear solutions. Irreversibilities and irreversible thermodynamics. Nonlinearity and stability. Mathematical theories of chaos. Fractal approach to nonlinear dynamics. Studies in selected topics like turbulence, gelation, adsorption, clustering, and phase transition.
CHE 529 Bioseparation Engineering (3-0)3
Separation processes in biological systems. Enzyme/cell isolation, product enrichment by methods of ion-exchange, filtration, centrifugation, chromatography, reverse-osmosis, precipitation, salting-out, electrophoresis, membrane separations.
CHE 530 Multicomponent Distillation (3-0)3
Fundamental concepts involved in multicomponent distillation calculations. Solution of the material balance and equilibrium relationships for conventional distillation columns. Further refinements for conventional columns. Complex columns. Conventional and complex columns at minimum reflux and q-method of convergence. Efficiency calculations.
CHE 531 Crystallization (3-0)3
Order and symmetry. Space and point groups. Phase equilibria in condensed systems. Theories of nucleation and crystal growth. Surface diffusion theory of Burton, Cabrea and Frank. Experimental techniques in crystal growth. Analysis of continuous crystallization. Case studies.
CHE 532 Fluidization (3-0)3
Principles of fluidization. Heat and mass transfer in fluidized beds. Advanced design principles of fluidized bed reactors. Adsorption, desorption, channeling, solid recovery, stability, particle size reduction and solid regeneration are emphasized.
CHE 535 Nuclear Reactor Theory I (3-0)3
Interaction of neutron with matter. Fission. Diffusion equation. Neutron slowing down and Fermi age theory. Moderation with absorption. Diffusion and interaction of thermal neutrons.
CHE 536 Nuclear Reactor Theory II (3-0)3
Fermi theory of bare thermal reactor. Criticality and sixfactor formula. Multiregion reactors. Multigroup theory. Reactor kinetics, reactivity and reactor control. Temperature dependence of reactivity. Poisoning and core age. Control rod theory.
CHE 537 Reactor Physics Experiments (3-0)3
Selected experiments in neutron physics like adsorption, slowing down, spectral hardening, build-up factor, neutron activation.
CHE 538 Nonlinear Phenomena II (3-0)3
Waves in turbulent systems, dispersion relations. Solutions in fluid flow and macromolecules. Percolations in heterogeneous media. Fractal structures, pattern formations, and self organizations in flows and stationary systems. Selected examples from polymers, ceramics, zeolites, coal, catalysts, and biomaterials.
Prerequisite : CHE 528 or equivalent
CHE 540 Coal Technology (3-0)3
Coal classification systems. Physical, chemical and plastic properties of coals. Analytical techniques in coal characterization. Beneficiation, carbonization, gasification and liquefaction of coals. Environmental aspects of coal utilization.
CHE 541 Petroleum Refinery Engineering (3-0)3
Summary of refinery operations, physical and chemical petroleum refining processes. Application of chemical engineering principles to petroleum processing methods and equipment.
CHE 543 Nuclear Technology (3-0)3
Nuclear and radioactive properties, radiation detection instrumentation. The radionuclides and their use in industrial process control; nuclear methods in analytical chemistry, radiation chemistry; chemical aspects of nuclear reactors, reactor fuel reprocessing.
CHE 544 Fundamentals of Waste Disposal (3-0)3
Introduction to waste treatment in industrial plants. Kinetics of reactions involved in different methods; chemical study of unit processes and unit operations, design of treatment devices for purification of waste water and control procedures for environmental protection.
CHE 545 Combustion Technology (3-0)3
Fuels used for combustion. Coal fired furnaces, stokers and pulverized fuel burners. Burners and furnaces for liquid fuels. Burners and furnaces for gaseous fuels. Stream generators. Performance calculations. Combustion generated air pollution. Measurements in industrial flames.
CHE 546 Adsorption and Ion Exchange Technology (3-0)3
Sorption and sorbent materials. Physical properties of sorbent materials. Typical sorption processes. Fundamental factors in performance of adsorption and ion exchange. Design principles of adsorption and ion exchange equipment. Industrial applications of adsorption and ion exchange processes.
CHE 547 Air Pollution and Control Methods (3-0)3
Effects and sources of air pollutants. Meteorological effects on air pollution. Dispersion of pollutants in the atmosphere. Particulate emission control. Control of gases and vapors. Adsorption, adsorption principles. Atmospheric photochemical reactions.
CHE 550 Chemical Engineering Mathematics (3-0)3
Macroscopic balances and elementary formulation of physical problems. Application of complex variable theory and Laplace transforms. Rigorous application of partial differential equations. Matrices and their application to staged processes. Vectors and tensors. Coordinate systems. Calculus of variations, including some optimization methods. Application of these methods to chemical engineering problems.
CHE 551 Applied Data Analysis Techniques (3-0)3
Basic concepts about probability. Statistical inferences. Data fitting by linear and non-linear regression methods. Design of experiments. Factorial and fractional factorial designs. Special experimental designs for parameter estimation and model discrimination. Applications in chemical engineering; process modeling with computer programming.
CHE 552 Process Analysis (3-0)3
Principles of systems analysis. Numerical solution of algebraic and ordinary differential equations. Basic modeling and decomposition of large-scale system. Signal flow reaction kinetics, and distributed systems.
CHE 553 Process Modeling and Simulation (3-0)3
Introduction to the basic principles of process analysis, modeling and simulation techniques in chemical engineering. Classification of transport phenomena and population balance models. Subsystem analysis and distributed parameter systems. Numerical examples on tank systems, vapor-liquid equilibria, reaction kinetics, fluid flow and stagewise operations. Solution of these examples by microcomputer techniques will be emphasized.
CHE 554 Advanced Process Control (3-0)3
System models; system matrices; state space characterization of multivariable systems; discrete-time systems and z-transforms. Liapunov theory; definitions of stability and applications to linear and nonlinear control theory, quadratic optimal control problems.
CHE 555 Prediction of Properties of Fluids (3-0)3
Estimation methods for P-V-T properties of gases, densities of liquids. Vapor liquid equilibria of pure fluids and mixtures using corresponding states principles and mixing rules. Thermodynamic property estimations of solutions. Transport properties of fluids, viscosity, conductivity and diffusivity estimations.
CHE 556 Computational Methods in Chemical Engineering (3-0)3
Floating point arithmetics and errors; vector and matrix norms; numerical solution of linear system of equations; function approximation; numerical differentiation and integration, application to chemical engineering problems. Initial value problems of ordinary differential equations; two-point boundary value problems, applications to chemical engineering cases. Solutions of non-linear system of equations.
CHE 557 Process Synthesis and Design (3-0)3
Strategies of process synthesis. Heuristic and optimization approaches. Synthesis of separation systems and heat exchanger networks. Batch process engineering. Case studies.
CHE 560 Computer Aided Process Plant Design (3-0)3
Material and energy balances, data bases for properties. Design of unit operations. Equipment flow sheeting.
CHE 572 Paint Technology (3-0)3
Basic principles of colour and constitution, chromophores and auxochrome groups. Technology of dyes and pigments widely used in the industry. Technology of oil and water based paints and their constituents. Formulation principles and testing methods.
CHE 578 Biotechnology Process Principles (3-0)3
Momentum, heat and mass transfer between phases in biosystems. Non-Newtonian fluid flow in suspensions and polymeric solutions. Power consumption in mixing and agitation, scale-up of process equipment, sterilization and media preparation.
CHE 597 Graduate Seminar (0-2)NC
Each student is required to present objective and scope of his/her research subject, and actively participate in the discussions of other students presentations.
CHE 7xx Special Topics in Chemical Engineering (3-0)3
Courses not listed in the catalogue. Contents vary from year to year according to interest of students and instructor in charge.
CHE 8xx Special Studies (4-2)NC
M.S. Students choose and study a topic under the guidance of a faculty member, normally his/her advisor.
CHE 9xx Advanced Studies (4-0)NC
Graduate students as a group or a Ph.D. student choose and study advanced topics under the guidance of a faculty member, normally his/her advisor.