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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 School of Engineering Course Listing Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 155  

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 155
14:155:201Chemical Engineering Analysis I (3) Introductory course. Mass and energy balances, recycle and bypass calculations. First Law of Thermodynamics and application to closed and open systems. Formulation of simple chemical equilibria. Analysis and solution of mass and energy balance problems for complex processes. Prerequisites: 01:160:160, 171; 01:640:152.
14:155:208Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3) Thermodynamics from a chemical engineering viewpoint. First Law as it applies to nonflow and steady-flow processes, pressure-volume-temperature behavior of fluids and heat effects, the Second Law and its applications, thermodynamic properties of pure fluids and fluid mixtures, phase equilibria, and chemical reaction equilibria. Thermodynamics of polymers and biosystems. Prerequisite: 14:155:201.
14:155:303Transport Phenomena in Chemical Engineering I (3) Introduction to fluid dynamics of chemical systems. Application of basic equations to steady-state and unsteady-state flow processes. Description of laminar and turbulent-flow regimes leading to the determination of velocity distributions and friction factors. Design equations for flowing fluids, with computer applications. Prerequisites: 14:155:208, 01:640:244 or equivalent.
14:155:304Transport Phenomena in Chemical Engineering II (3) Energy and mass transfer in chemical engineering processes, with computer applications. Steady-state and unsteady-state heat conduction and molecular diffusion. Energy and mass transfer in fluids undergoing flow, phase change, and/or chemical reaction. Radiant heat transfer. Heat exchangers and mass transfer equipment. Prerequisites: 14:155:303, 01:640:421 or equivalent.
14:155:307Chemical Engineering Analysis II (3) Introduction to modeling and simulation techniques in the analysis of chemical and biochemical engineering systems. Application of numerical methods for the solution of complex chemical process problems. Development and use of PC software for the analysis and solution of engineering problems. Prerequisites: 14:155:201, 14:440:127, 01:640:244 or equivalent.
14:155:324Design of Separation Processes (3) Application of mass transfer theory to the design and analysis of chemical engineering separation processes. Distillation, liquid extraction, gas absorption, and other separation processes. Computer software for the design and analysis of various separation processes. Prerequisites: 14:155:304, 208.
14:155:409Chemical Systems Safety and Health Engineering Management (1.5) Modern principles and practices of chemical systems analyses of engineering safety and health problems in the industrial, government, and public sectors of society. Emphases on engineering management duties and responsibilities, particularly as related to codes and standards of OSHA, EPA, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, ANSI, ASTM, Underwriters' Laboratory, NFPA, the National Electric Code. Case studies of chemical safety and health mishaps, including legal and ethical aspects of engineering design negligence. Open only to seniors in the department.
14:155:411Introduction to Biochemical Engineering (3) Integration of the principles of chemical engineering, food science, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, and microbiology with applications to the analysis, control, and development of industrial, biochemical, and biological processes. Quantitative, problem-solving methods emphasized. Prerequisites: 14:155:304, 01:447:390, 01:694:30l.
14:155:415Process Engineering I (4) Original experiments developed using existing pilot-scale or bench-scale equipment. Working independently under faculty supervision, students use modern instruments, operate equipment under various open- and closed-loop control conditions, perform experiments, take data and assay samples, and write reports of professional quality. OSHA-type laboratory safety and health practices taught and utilized. Lec. 1 hr., lab. 9 hrs. Prerequisites: 14:155:304, 307.
14:155:416Process Engineering II (4) Projects different in kind and scale from those of the first term. Emphasis on professional-quality data and individual contributions, particularly process evaluation, scale-up, and design criteria. Also, orientation on careers, job opportunities, professional societies,licensing, rights and responsibilities of licensed engineers, and safety-risk management. Lec. 1 hr., lab. 9 hrs. Prerequisite: 14:155:415.
14:155:422Process Simulation and Control (3) Modern simulation techniques and automatic control theory as applied to process dynamics of chemical and biochemical engineering systems. Use of analytical methods and computer software for solving complex problems. Structure and design of closed-loop, computer-controlled processes. Discussion of safety engineering in the final process of control design. Prerequisite: 14:155:304.
14:155:424Chemical Engineering Design and Economics (4) Design of large chemical plants. Economics involved in the design, construction, and operation of chemical plants using modern computer software packages. Plant safety practices and OSHA concerns. Design problems using basic engineering principles. Prerequisites: 14:155:324, 441, or permission of instructor.
14:155:426Biochemical Engineering Design and Economics (4) Design of large biochemical plants. Economics involved in the design, construction, and operation of biochemical and biological plants using basic engineering principles and computer software packages. Safety and OSHA issues discussed. Prerequisites: 14:155:324, 441, or permission of instructor.
14:155:441Chemical Engineering Kinetics (3) Fundamental theories of kinetics. Ideal reactor analysis; single reactions, parallel and series reactions. Consideration of real reactors. Principles of heterogeneous catalysis, combined mass transfer/kinetic phenomena, and approaches to catalytic reactor design using computer methods. Prerequisites: 14:155:304, 01:160:328 or 342.
14:155:453Chemical Environmental Engineering (3) Distribution, transport pathway, fate, and effects of natural and synthetic chemicals in the environment. Relationships between waste minimization, unit processes employed in end-of-pipe treatment, and alternative materials, in terms of economics and regulatory controls. Site remediation. Hazardous and extremely hazardous substances. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor required for nonmajors.
14:155:491,492Special Problems in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (BA,BA) Individual work under the guidance of a faculty adviser on special problems in a specific area of chemical or biochemical engineering. Interdisciplinary cooperation encouraged where applicable. Projects may be one or two terms in length, although the latter is preferred. Normally, no more than 3 credits are awarded per term, except for students in the James J. Slade Scholars Program.
14:150:496-497Co-op Internship in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (3,3) Intended to provide a capstone experience to the student's undergraduate studies by integrating prior course work into a working chemical and biochemical engineering professional environment. Credits earned for the educational benefits of the experience and granted only for a continuous, six-month, full-time assignment. Prerequisite: Permission of department. Graded Pass/No Credit.
 
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