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Course Descriptions

The undergraduate program in chemical engineering undertakes to prepare individuals for careers in the chemical process industries. These include all industries in which chemical and energy changes are an important part of the manufacturing process, such as the petroleum, rubber, plastics, synthetic fiber, pulp and paper, fermentation, soap and detergents, glass, ceramic, photographic and organic and inorganic chemical industries.

CHE 321 - Applications of Heat & Mass Transfer

Use, design, and selection of heat exchangers and heat exchange systems for various applications in the chemical process industries. Study of gas-liquid and liquid-liquid mass transfer operations including gas absorption, extraction, and distillation in equilibrium staged tray columns and packed columns. Quantitative treatment of mass transfer based on material and energy balances, phase equilibrium, and rates of heat and mass transfer. Applications of radiation heat transfer, boiling, and condensation.