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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ECH5322

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-05-05
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1790 2006-01-25
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Chemical Engineering EN 2107
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Carlos A. Smith 45859

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ECH 5322 Chemical Process Engineering III

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    4 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Chem Proc Eng I
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    Bachelors degree in science, math, or engineering



    Course Description

    Basic concepts of fluid phase equilibrium, chemical equilibrium, separation processes, and chemical reactors. Not available for chemical engineering students.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This course is required for the Chemical Process Engineering Certificate. Chemical Engineers are educated in the design and operation of chemical processes. However, there are many other degreed-professionals (electrical engineers, civil engineers, indu

    B. 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 is the third course required for the Chemical Process Engineering Certificate. The course will not service any other program. It is estimated that the course will be offered once a year with 20 students.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?


    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The objective of this course is to present the basic principles of phase and chemical equilibria, of separation processes, and of the different types of chemical reactors.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. To know the calculation of flash equilibrium, bubble point and dew point equilibrium for ideal solutions and some real solutions.

    2. To calculate the equilibrium conditions in chemical reactions.

    3. To understand the principles of equilibrium stage processes

    4. To understand the principles of continuous packed processes

    5. To calculate heats of reactions

    6. To size batch reactors, continuous stirred tank reactors, and plug flow reactors.

    7. To know the use of an equation solver, TK Solver.

    C. Major Topics

    1. Fluid phase equilibria

    2. Chemical equilibria

    3. Separation Processes

    4. Chemical reactors

    D. Textbooks

    "Mass Transfer: Fundamentals & Applications", by Hines, Prentice Hall

    "Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering", by Fogler, Prentice Hall

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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