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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ECH5786
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2009-03-04
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2008-11-04
  2. Department: Chemical Engineering
  3. College: EN
  4. Budget Account Number: 21-07-000-00
  5. Contact Person: Aydin Sunol
  6. Phone: 43566
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: ECH
  9. Number: 5786
  10. Full Title: Green Engineering
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Green Engineering
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Senior or Graduate Standing in Engineering, Public Health, Science
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Synthesis and Design of Green Chemical, Biological, and Energy Conversion Processes and products, Environmental Impact Analysis; Green Chemistry and Materials; Life Cycle analysis; Industrial ecology; Systematic methods and real life examples.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Green Chemistry and Engineering is integral part of today's industrial practice and research. The methods have been incorporated to many courses primarily in Chemical Engineering as well as other engineering courses and sciences. At present, there are no
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This course will be an undergraduate and graduate elective will also be part of a multi-college certificate program in sustainability.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) A terminal degree in Chemical Engineering. Demonstrated expertise in green engineering and chemistry.
  29. Objectives: The goal of the course is to present engineering tools and systems perspective to improve the environmental performance of chemical products and processes. This includes life cycle analysis, heat and mass exchange networks, and multi-objective optimization.
  30. Learning Outcomes: An understanding of how chemical products enhance our standard of living as individuals and members of society.

    An understanding of social (e.g. job) and economic (e.g. profit) impact of a chemical product, enterprise in the chemical business, and a chemical manufacturing facility on the various elements of the society and environment

    An understanding of important environmental issues, legislation

    Ability to perform environmental impact analysis of energy conversion, chemical, and biological processes

    An understanding of risk assessment

    Ability to assess environmental fate of chemicals

    Ability to evaluate economic benefits of superior environmental performance for chemical products and processes

    Qualitative and Quantitative understanding of life cycle analysis

    Understanding of the role of industrial material and energy flows

    Ability to systematically improve environmental performance of chemical products and processes

  31. Major Topics: Environmental Issues and Regulations

    Environmental Impact Analysis of Chemical, Biological, and Energy Conversion Process

    Green Chemistry and Materials Design of Green Products Synthesis and Design of Green Chemical, Biological, and Energy Conversion Process Life Cycle Analysis

    Industrial Ecology, Materials Flow, and Industrial Eco-Complexes

  32. Textbooks: Green Engineering” Allen and Shonnard, Prentice Hall, 2002
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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