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Chemical Engineering Courses

CHE542 Chemical Reactor Design

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Introduction to the principles of reactor design. Non-continuous (batch) and continuous reactors (plug-flow, continuous stirred tank reactors and packed-bed reactors) are introduced in addition to semi-batch and membrane reactors. Design of reactors is practiced by using the chemical reaction engineering algorithm with its five building blocks. Classical reaction kinetics including rates, mechanisms and temperature effects are studied.

Pre-requisite: PTE450 Introduction to Process Engineering

CHE544 Mass Transfer Operations

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Introduction to the basic principles of mass transfer needed to formulate and solve engineering problems involving different operations like absorption and stripping, distillation, liquid-liquid extraction, humidification, membrane and solid-sorbent agent separations.

Pre-requisite: CHM205 Chemical Principles and PTE450 Introduction to Process Engineering

CHE546 Corrosion Engineering

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Introduction to the principles of corrosion engineering starting from the basic principles of electrochemistry and chemical thermodynamics until prevention and control of corrosion. Case studies from chemical and oil and gas industries are covered.

Pre-requisite: Fifth year standing

CHE548 Chemical Process Design

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course combines material from several chemical engineering courses in order to design chemical processes. Students will learn some basics to implement real engineering projects: a flow sheet will be translated, using software, into a real process.

Pre-requisites PTE450 Introduction to Process Engineering, CHE542 Reactor design, CHE544 Mass Transfer Operations, ME 403 Heat Transfer

CHE549 Industrial Catalytic Processes

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Fundamentals of catalytic science; catalyst synthesis, characterization, testing and usage in reactors and catalyst deactivation. Discussion of important industrial catalytic processes: Hydrogen Production and synthesis gas reactions, hydrogenation and dehydrogenation of organic compounds, oxidation of organic and inorganic compounds.

Pre-requisite: PTE450 Introduction to Process Engineering