CHE - Chemical Engineering

D. Eric Aston, Dept. Chair, Dept. of Chemical and Materials Engineering (305 Buchanan Engr. Lab. 83844-1021; phone 208/885-8918).

CHE 110 Introduction to Chemical Engineering

ChE 110 Introduction to Chemical Engineering (1 cr)

Introduction to chemical engineering career opportunities and process principles including problem solving and documentation skills. Graded P/F.

CHE 123 Computations in Chemical Engineering

ChE 123 Computations in Chemical Engineering (2 cr)

Methods of analyzing and solving problems in chemical engineering using personal computers; spreadsheet applications, data handling, data fitting, material balances, experimental measurements, separations, and equation solving. Coordinated lec-lab periods.

Prereq: Min 520 SAT math or min 22 ACT math or 49 COMPASS Algebra or Math 143 or Math 170; or Permission

Coreq: Math 143, Math 170, or higher

CHE 204 Special Topics

ChE 204 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

CHE 210 Integrated Chemical Engineering Fundamentals

ChE 210 Integrated Chemical Engineering Fundamentals (1 cr)

Recitation support for fundamental STEM courses and process principles including problem solving and documentation skills. Twice a week, 2 hour recitation sessions. Graded P/F.

Prereq: ChE 110 and ChE 123

CHE 223 Material and Energy Balances

ChE 223 Material and Energy Balances (3 cr)

Conservation of mass and energy calculations in chemical process systems.

Prereq: Chem 112, Math 175

CHE 299 Directed Study

ChE 299 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

CHE 307 Group Mentoring

ChE 307 Group Mentoring (1 cr, max 3)

Mentoring of student groups in engineering classes where a process education environment is used; students taking this course will improve their engineering skill in the area they are mentoring as well as improving their team, communication, and leadership skills. Students must attend all classes or labs where group activities in the process education environment are done (a minimum of 2 mentoring sessions per week).

Prereq: Permission

CHE 326 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

ChE 326 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3 cr)

Behavior and property estimation for nonideal fluids; phase and reaction equilibria; applications to industrial chemical processes.

Prereq: ChE 223, Engr 320 and 335, Math 310

Coreq: Chem 305

CHE 330 Separation Processes I

ChE 330 Separation Processes I (3 cr)

Equilibrium stagewise operations, including distillation, extraction, absorption.

Prereq: ChE 326, Chem 305

CHE 340 Transport and Rate Processes I

ChE 340 Transport and Rate Processes I (4 cr)

Same as MSE 340. Transport phenomena involving momentum, energy, and mass with applications to process equipment design. Coordinated lec-lab periods.

Prereq: Engr 335, Math 310, and ChE 223 or MSE 201

CHE 341 Transport and Rate Processes II

ChE 341 Transport and Rate Processes II (4 cr)

Transport phenomena involving momentum, energy, and mass with applications to process equipment design. Coordinated lec-lab periods.

Prereq: ChE 340

CHE 393 Chemical Engineering Projects

ChE 393 Chemical Engineering Projects (1-3 cr, max 9)

Problems of a research or exploratory nature.

Prereq: Permission of department

CHE 398 Engineering Cooperative Internship

ChE 398 (s) Engineering Cooperative Internship (3 cr)

Supervised internship in professional engineering settings, integrating academic study with work experience; requires written report; positions are assigned according to student's ability and interest. Graded P/F.

Prereq: Permission

CHE 400 Seminar

ChE 400 (S) Seminar (cr arr)

CHE 404 Special Topics

ChE 404 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

Prereq: Permission

CHE 415 Integrated Circuit Fabrication

ChE 415 Integrated Circuit Fabrication (3 cr)

Growth of semiconductor crystals, microlithography, and processing methods for integrated circuit fabrication. Recommended Preparation: ChE 223

CHE 423 Reactor Kinetics and Design

ChE 423 Reactor Kinetics and Design (3 cr)

Chemical reaction equilibria, rates, and kinetics; design of chemical and catalytic reactors.

Prereq: ChE 223, Math 310, Chem 305

CHE 433 Chemical Engineering Lab I

ChE 433 Chemical Engineering Lab I (1 cr)

Senior lab experiments in chemical engineering.

Prereq: ChE 330, 341, 423

CHE 434 Chemical Engineering Lab II

ChE 434 Chemical Engineering Lab II (1 cr)

Senior lab experiments in chemical engineering.

Prereq: ChE 330, 341, 423

CHE 444 Process Analysis and Control

ChE 444 Process Analysis and Control (3 cr)

Process modeling, dynamics, and analysis. Coordinated lecture-lab periods. Recommended Preparation: ChE 223, Math 310.

CHE 445 Digital Process Control

ChE 445 Digital Process Control (3 cr)

Same as ECE 477. Dynamic simulation of industrial processes and design of digital control systems. Coordinated lecture-lab periods. Recommended Preparation: ChE 444 (Recommended Preparation for EE majors: ECE 350).

CHE 451 Environmental Management and Design

ChE 451 Environmental Management and Design (cr arr)

Waste management application projects; projects require original design, working model, and report. May involve week-long trip to national competition. One lec and 3 hrs of lab a wk; weekly team status report meetings plus weekly task reviews with advisor.

Prereq: Permission (by invitation only).

CHE 452 Environmental Management and Design

ChE 452 Environmental Management and Design (cr arr)

Gen Ed: Senior Experience

Waste management application projects; projects require original design, working model, and report. May involve week-long trip to national competition. One lec and 3 hrs of lab a wk; weekly team status report meetings plus weekly task reviews with advisor.

Prereq: Permission (by invitation only)

CHE 453 Process Analysis & Design I

ChE 453 Process Analysis and Design I (3 cr)

Same as MSE 453. Estimation of equipment and total plant costs, annual costs, profitability decisions, optimization; design of equipment, alternate process systems and economics, case studies of selected processes. ChE 453 and ChE 454/MSE 453 and MSE 454 are to be taken in sequence. (Fall only)

Prereq: ChE 330, ChE 341, and ChE 423; or MSE 201, MSE 308, MSE 313, MSE 340, and MSE 412

CHE 454 Chemical Process Analysis and Design II

ChE 454 Process Analysis and Design II (3 cr)

Gen Ed: Senior Experience

Same as MSE 454. Estimation of equipment and total plant costs, annual costs, profitability decisions, optimization; design of equipment, alternate process systems and economics, case studies of selected processes. ChE 453 and 454 are to be taken in sequence. (Spring only)

Prereq: ChE 453 or MSE 453

CHE 460 Biochemical Engineering

ChE J460/J560 Biochemical Engineering (3 cr)

Application of chemical engineering to biological systems including fermentation processes, biochemical reactor design, and biological separation processes. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr.

CHE 470 Hazardous Waste Management

ChE 470 Hazardous Waste Management (3 cr)

Principles and practices of management of hazardous and solid wastes with emphasis on CERCLA (Superfund) process for cleanup of uncontrolled hazardous waste sites and RCRA process as it applies to industrial waste treatment, storage, and disposal (TSD) facilities. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr. Recommended Preparation: STAT 301.

CHE 475 Air Pollution Control

ChE 475 Air Pollution Control (2-3 cr)

Analysis and design of physical and chemical methods of air pollution control; particulate and gas emission control methods, standards for sources. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr. Recommended Preparation: ENGR 335.

CHE 480 Engineering Risk Assessment for Hazardous Waste Evaluations

ChE 480 Engineering Risk Assessment for Hazardous Waste Evaluations (3 cr)

Quantitative and qualitative approaches to assessing risks to public health and environment from chemical contaminants; toxicology, exposure assessment, risk characterization, and environmental modeling; critical reviews of specific toxins and actual waste site studies. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr. Recommended Preparation: BIOL 100 or BIOL 201, STAT 301, and CHE 470.

CHE 490 Hydrogen Energy Systems

ChE J490/J590 Hydrogen Energy Systems (3 cr)

Introduction to hydrogen economy; hydrogen production, storage and utilization; fuel cells; distribution, infrastructure, safety and environmental considerations. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr.

Prereq: Senior or Graduate standing in science or engineering

CHE 491 Seminar

ChE 491 (s) Seminar (1 cr)

Recent developments and topics. Graded P/F

Prereq: Senior standing

CHE 498 Internship

ChE 498 (s) Internship (cr arr)

CHE 499 Directed Study

ChE 499 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

CHE 500 Master's Research and Thesis

ChE 500 Master's Research and Thesis (cr arr)

CHE 501 Seminar

ChE 501 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

CHE 502 Directed Study

ChE 502 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

CHE 504 Special Topics

ChE 504 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

CHE 505 Professional Development

ChE 505 (s) Professional Development (cr arr)

CHE 515 Transport Phenomena

ChE 515 Transport Phenomena (3 cr)

Advanced treatment of momentum, energy, and mass transport processes; solution techniques. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students.

Prereq: B.S.Ch.E. and Equivalent of ChE 340, 341 or Permission

CHE 527 Thermodynamics

ChE 527 Thermodynamics (3 cr)

Thermodynamic laws for design and optimization of thermodynamic systems, equations of state, properties of ideal and real fluids and fluid mixtures, stability, phase equilibrium, chemical equilibrium, applications of thermodynamic principles. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students.

Prereq: B.S.Ch.E. and Equivalent of ChE 326 or Permission

CHE 529 Chemical Engineering Kinetics

ChE 529 Chemical Engineering Kinetics (3 cr)

Interpretation of kinetic data and design of reactors for heterogeneous chemical reaction systems; heterogeneous catalysis, gas-solid reactions, gas-liquid reactions; packed bed reactors, fluidized bed reactors. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students.

Prereq: B.S.Ch.E. and Equivalent of ChE 423 or Permission

CHE 536 Electrochemical Engineering

ChE 536 Electrochemical Engineering (3 cr)

Application of chemical engineering principles to electrochemical systems; thermodynamics, kinetics, and mass transport in electrochemical systems; electrochemical process design. Recommended preparation: graduate engineering standing.

CHE 541 Chemical Engineering Analysis I

ChE 541 Chemical Engineering Analysis I (3 cr)

Mathematical analysis of chemical engineering operations and processes; mathematical modeling and computer applications. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students.

Prereq: B.S.Ch.E. and Equivalent of ChE 444 or Permission

CHE 545 Mass Transfer Operations I

ChE 545 Mass Transfer Operations I (3 cr)

Diffusional and equilibrium operations.

Prereq: B.S.Ch.E. and equivalent of ChE 341 or Permission

CHE 546 Mass Transfer Operations II

ChE 546 Mass Transfer Operations II (3 cr)

Diffusional and equilibrium operations.

Prereq: B.S.Ch.E. and equivalent of ChE 341 or Permission

CHE 560 Biochemical Engineering

ChE 560 Biochemical Engineering (3 cr)

See ChE J460/J560.

CHE 570 Hazardous Waste Management

ChE 570 Hazardous Waste Management (3 cr)

See CHE 470.

CHE 571 Advanced Plant Design

ChE 571 Advanced Plant Design (3 cr)

Design of process plants for optimum costs and economic return; scale-up of pilot plants.

Prereq: B.S.Ch.E. and Equivalent of ChE 453 or Permission

CHE 575 Air Pollution Control

ChE 575 Air Pollution Control (2-3 cr)

See CHE 475.

CHE 580 Engineering Risk Assessment for Hazardous Waste Evaluations

Che 580 Engineering Risk Assessment for Hazardous Waste Evaluations

See CHE 480.

CHE 590 Hydrogen Energy Systems

ChE 590 Hydrogen Energy Systems (3 cr)

See ChE J49/J590.

CHE 599 Non-thesis Master's Research

ChE 599 Non-thesis Master's Research (cr arr)

CHE 600 Doctoral Research and Dissertation

ChE 600 Doctoral Research and Dissertation (cr arr)