CHEE - CHEMICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering (ENG)


CHEE - 1000 ORIENTATION AND COMPUTING FOR CHEMICAL ENGINEERS
[3 hours] An introduction to the UT campus, campus resources, the College of Engineering and the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering. Primary emphasis is on engineering computing, data analysis and basic chemical engineering calculations.


CHEE - 2010 MASS AND ENERGY BALANCES
[3 hours] Introduction to the principles and techniques used in chemical engineering. Basic concepts of mathematics, physics, and chemistry are applied to solving problems involving stoichiometry, material balances, and energy balances. Prerequisite: CHEE 1000 Corequisite: MATH 1850


CHEE - 2110 PROCESS FLUID MECHANICS
[3 hours] A comprehensive introduction to process fluid mechanics. Topics include: hydrostatics, characteristics of laminar and turbulent flow, mechanical energy balance, flow through packed beds and fluidization of solids, design of pumping systems and piping networks, and metering of fluids. Prerequisite: CHEE 2010


CHEE - 2230 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS I
[3 hours] The principles of thermodynamics and their application to chemical engineering. Topics include states and properties of matter, the first and second law of thermodynamics, and thermo-chemical effects. Prerequisite: CHEE 2010


CHEE - 2330 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS II
[3 hours] Topics include properties of fluid mixtures, phase equilibria, chemical equilibria, power generation, and refrigeration processes. Prerequisite: CHEE 2230


CHEE - 2980 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
[1 - 4 hours] Special topics of interest to chemical engineers - lower division.


CHEE - 2990 INDEPENDENT STUDIES IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
[1 - 4 hours] Independent studies in chemical engineering - lower division. Selected subjects in chemical engineering of special interest to the professor and the student.


CHEE - 3030 SEPARATION PROCESSES
[3 hours] This course is designed to provide an introduction to separation processes. Rate-based and equilibrium-based separation processes and techniques are covered. Topics include distillation, extraction, leaching, adsorption, drying and membrane separations. Prerequisite: CHEE 2010


CHEE - 3040 HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER
[3 hours] Principles of heat and mass transfer including analogies and contrasts. Steady and unsteady heat transfer in solids. Heat transfer coefficients, heat exchangers, phase changes, and radiation. Steady and unsteady diffusion. Mass transfer coefficients. Absorbers. Simultaneous heat and mass transfer. Prerequisite: CHEE 2110


CHEE - 3300 REACTOR ENGINEERING AND DESIGN
[3 hours] Fundamentals of chemical reaction engineering. Rate laws, kinetics, and mechanisms of homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions. Analysis of reaction rate data. Design of industrial reactors. Prerequisite: CHEE 2230


CHEE - 3400 PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL
[4 hours] An introduction to designing control systems for chemical engineering processes. Application of Laplace Transforms, frequency response techniques, and simulation software to open-loop and closed-loop process analysis. Process stability and controller design and selection are covered. Includes laboratory experience illustrating key concepts. Prerequisite: CHEE 2010; MATH 3860


CHEE - 3940 CO-OP WORK EXPERIENCE
[0 hours] Course is crosslisted as CIVE 3940, EECS 3940, MIME 3940. Approved co-op work experience. Course may be repeated. Prerequisite: CHEE 2010


CHEE - 4100 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMODYNAMICS
[3 hours] A study of the transport and fate of chemicals in the environment. This course makes use of the principles of thermodynamics, material balances and transport concepts to concentrate on the mechanisms and rates of movement of chemicals in natural environments. Prerequisite: CHEE 3040 or Consent of instructor.


CHEE - 4110* POLLUTION PREVENTION
[3 hours] Legal aspects of pollution prevention. Process integration. Pinch analysis. Intelligent process design and control. Mass exchange networks. Environmentally conscious selection of raw materials. Prerequisites: CHEE 3030, 3300 * pending final approval


CHEE - 4150 ENVIRONMENTAL REACTION ENGINEERING
[3 hours] The study of chemical reaction engineering as applied to environmental systems. Engineering reactor design considerations for environmental applications are covered. Prerequisite: CHEE 3300 or Consent of instructor.


CHEE - 4160 INDUSTRIAL WASTE TREATMENT
[3 hours] Discussion of and solution to the environmental problems of the chemical industry. Equal periods of time will be devoted to water, air and solid and hazardous waste control. Prerequisite: Junior Standing


CHEE - 4180 HAZARDOUS MATERIAL SPILLS
[3 hours] All aspects of oil and hazardous material spills. Causes of spills, safe responses to them, mitigation of spills, impact, cleanup, prevention, disposal of residues, transportation of chemicals. Air pollution problems from volatile chemicals. Safety laws. Prerequisite: CHEE 3040 or Consent of instructor.


CHE - 4270 ESTIMATION OF PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
[3 hours] Estimation of Physical Properties, especially thermodynamic properties of gases and liquids. Prerequisite: CHE 2330


CHEE - 4410 NEW SEPARATIONS
[3 hours] Introduction to and analysis of new separation techniques relevant to downstream processing of bioreactor products. Topics include new extraction and adsorption methods, chromatography techniques, ultrafiltration, and electrokinetic methods such as electrophoresis and isoelectric focusing. Prerequisite: CHEE 3040, 3030


CHEE - 4480 MEMBRANE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
[3 hours] An introduction to formulating and solving engineering problems involving the use of both dense and porous membranes for gas separation, pervaporation, dialysis, filtration and reverse osmosis applications. Prerequisite: Senior standing


CHEE - 4500 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY
[3 hours] An experimental study of the design and performance of selected chemical engineering processes and equipment. Analysis of data, design of experiments and laboratory reports are emphasized. Prerequisite: CHEE 3030, 3040


CHEE - 4510 TRANSPORT PHENOMENA
[3 hours] An introductory analysis of the equations of change governing the phenomena of momentum, heat and mass transfer in single and multicomponent systems from a continuum viewpoint. The analogies between the three phenomena will be stressed. The ability to obtain a realistic mathematical model of chemical engineering processes will be developed. Prerequisite: CHEE 3040; MATH 3860


CHEE - 4520 CHEMICAL PROCESS ECONOMICS AND DESIGN
[3 hours] Cost estimating, feasibility, and investment decision-making in the chemical industry. Plant safety and failure analysis. Selection of materials for the chemical process industries. Design considerations in chemical processing. Introduction to simulation and flowsheeting software. Prerequisite: CHEE 3300, 3030, 3040


CHEE - 4540 CHEMICAL PROCESS SIMULATION AND DESIGN
[3 hours] Application of chemical engineering fundamentals and the use of process simulators in the synthesis of chemical processes. The solution of a comprehensive case study and the preparation and presentation of a formal report are required. Prerequisite: CHEE 4520


CHEE - 4600 FRACTALS IN ENGINEERING
[3 hours] The course will help students develop a working knowledge of the mathematical tools developed to describe seemingly random or chaotic behavior and the ability to apply these tools to problems of interest to engineers. Prerequisite: MATH 3860


CHEE - 4800 POLYMER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
[3 hours] Polymerization processes, characterization, structure and properties of polymers, processing and engineering applications of the major polymer types. Prerequisite: Junior Standing


CHEE - 4820 COLLOID AND SURFACE PHENOMENA
[3 hours] Introduction to the physico-chemical principles and engineering of dispersions, emulsions and colloids relevant to chemical/biochemical, pharmaceutical, and environmental areas. Topics include surface tension, adsorption, charge effects at interfaces, colloid stability and emulsions. Prerequisite: MATH 3860


CHEE - 4850 PROPERTIES OF POLYMER SYSTEMS
[3 hours] A quantitative treatment of the mechanical behavior of polymer systems emphasizing rubber elasticity, linear viscoelasticity, yield and failure, non-Newtonian flow of polymer melts, and viscometry. Application of stress-strain relationships to processing and design are considered. Prerequisite: CHEE 2330; 2110


CHEE - 4960 SENIOR HONORS THESIS
[3 hours] Independent research under the guidance of a faculty member, requiring an oral report and a written thesis upon completion of work. Prerequisite: Senior Standing; Honor Student


CHEE - 4980 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
[1 - 4 hours] Special topics of interest to chemical engineers - upper division.


CHEE - 4990 INDEPENDENT STUDIES IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
[1 - 4 hours] Independent studies in chemical engineering - upper division


CHEE - 5100 ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMODYNAMICS
[3 hours] A study of the transport and fate of chemicals in the environment. This course makes use of the principles of thermodynamics, material balances and transport concepts to concentrate on the mechanisms and rates of movement of chemicals in natural environments.


CHEE - 5150 ENVIRONMENTAL REACTION ENGINEERING
[3 hours] The study of chemical reaction engineering as applied to environmental systems. Engineering reactor design considerations for environmental applications are covered.


CHEE - 5160 INDUSTRIAL WASTE TREATMENT
[3 hours] Discussion of and solution to the environmental problems of the chemical industry. Equal periods of time will be devoted to water, air and solid and hazardous waste control.


CHEE - 5180 HAZARDOUS MATERIAL SPILLS
[3 hours] All aspects of oil and hazardous material spills. Causes of spills, safe responses to them, mitigation of spills, impact, cleanup, prevention, disposal of residues, transportation of chemicals. Air pollution problems from volatile chemicals. Safety laws.


CHEE - 5270 ESTIMATION OF PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
[3 hours] Estimation of Physical Properties, especially thermodynamic and transport properties of gases and liquids. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing


CHEE - 5410 NEW SEPARATIONS
[3 hours] Introduction to and analysis of new separation techniques relevant to downstream processing of bioreactor products. Topics include new extraction and adsorption methods, chromatography techniques, ultrafiltration, and electrokinetic methods such as electrophoresis and isoelectric focusing.


CHEE - 5480 MEMBRANE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
[3 hours] Students learn how to formulate and solve engineering problems involving the use of both dense and porous membranes for gas separation, pervaporation, dialysis, filtration and reverse osmosis applications.


CHEE - 5600 FRACT ALS IN ENGINEERING
[3 hours] The course will help students develop a working knowledge of the mathematical tools developed to describe seemingly random or chaotic behavior and the ability to apply these tools to problems of interest to engineers.


CHEE - 5800 POLYMER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
[3 hours] Polymerization processes, characterization, structure and properties of polymers, processing and engineering applications of the major polymer types.


CHEE - 5820 COLLOID AND SURFACE PHENOMENA
[3 hours] Introduction to the physico-chemical principles and engineering of dispersions, emulsions and colloids relevant to chemical/biochemical, pharmaceutical, and environmental areas. Topics include surface tension, adsorption, charge effects at interfaces, colloid stability and emulsions.


CHEE - 5850 PROPERTIES OF POLYMER SYSTEMS
[3 hours] A quantitative treatment of the mechanical behavior of polymer systems emphasizing rubber elasticity, linear viscoelasticity, yield and failure, non-Newtonian flow of polymer melts, and viscometry. Application of stress-strain relationships to processing and design are considered.


CHEE - 5930 SEMINARS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
[1 hour] Research topics of current interest to chemical engineers will be presented by internal and external speakers in a research seminar format.


CHEE - 6500/8500 ADVANCED CHEMICAL REACTION ENGINEERING
[3 hours] Analysis of kinetic, diffusive and flow factors on chemical reactor performance. Topics include batch, plug flow, and CSTR reactors, empirical rate expressions, residence time distributions, catalytic reactors, stability and optimization.


CHEE - 6510/8510 ADVANCED CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS
[3 hours] Advanced treatment of fundamental principles of thermodynamics, especially as related to calculation of phase equilibria. Topics include intermolecular potentials, excess functions, theories of solutions, high-pressure equilibria, and introductory statistical mechanics.


CHEE - 6550/8550 TRANSPORT PHENOMENA I
[3 hours] Students learn how to formulate and solve engineering problems involving momentum transfer from the microscopic view. Topics include vector/tensor analysis, approximation methods, computational solutions and non-Newtonian fluid phenomena. Prerequisite: Graduate standing


CHEE - 6560/8560 TRANSPORT PHENOMENA II
[3 hours] Students learn how to formulate and solve engineering problems involving simultaneous momentum, heat, and mass transfer from the microscopic view. Topics include conduction, radiation, diffusion, forced convection, and free convection. Prerequisite: CHEE 6550/8550


CHEE - 6600/8600 APPLIED TENSOR ANALYSIS
[3 hours] The study of tensor algebra and calculus. Use of covariant, contravariant, and mixed tensor algebra and calculus. Tests for tensor character. Christoffel symbols and derivative operations in curvilinear coordinates.


CHEE - 6810/8810 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF POLYMERS
[3 hours] The physical and chemical principles of polymer systems. Topics covered include: configuration and conformation, thermodyamics and statistical mechanics of polymer solutions, hydrodynamics, scattering, rubber elasticity, birefringence, glass phenomena, crystallization thermodynamics and kinetics. Prerequisite: CHEE 5800/7800


CHEE - 6830/8830 TRANSPORT IN PLASTICS
[3 hours] A study of the transport properties of polymers including permeation of gases, vapors and liquids and movement of electrical charge. Topics include mathematics of diffusion, polymer-permeant interactions, effects of polymer structure, packaging, and dielectric properties and electrical conduction of polymers.


CHEE - 6840/8840 POLYMER PROCESSING
[3 hours] A study of the concepts and principles of basic thermoplastic processing methods with the emphasis of their application to selected topics of current interest in the industry.


CHEE - 6860/8860 POLYMER LABORATORY METHODS
[3 hours] Characterization of polymers by physical testing (tensile, creep and rheological), physicochemical methods (viscosity, gel permeation chromatography), thermal analysis, spectroscopy, light microscopy, permeation, density, light scattering and processing.


CHEE - 6870 MICROELECTRONIC, PHOTONIC AND BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS
[3 hours] A survey of the bonding and structure, theory, properties and materials processing of metallic, semiconductor, insulator, polymeric and biological materials emphasizing the relations between composition and structure, crystal growth and processing, and properties and applications. Prerequisite: Graduate standing


CHEE - 6880 THERMODYNAMICS OF SEMICONDUCTOR AND BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS
[3 hours] Application of chemical thermodynamics and phase equilibria in materials science. Basic principles of chemical thermodynamics will be introduced and then applied to metal alloy and semiconductor systems and to biological systems. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, CHEE 6870


CHEE - 6890 CHARACTERIZATION OF MICROELECTRONIC, PHOTONIC AND BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS
[3 hours] A survey to present to engineering students interested in solid state materials science, the concepts and theory for characterization of crystalline, amorphous, and polymeric materials by optical, magnetic, electrical, X-ray, chemical, physical and probe techniques. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, CHEE 6870


CHEE - 6960 MASTER'S GRADUATE RESEARCH AND THESIS
[1 - 15 hours] Graduate research towards the completion of a Master's Degree. Prerequisite: Instructors consent


CHEE - 6980/8980 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
[1 - 6 hours] Selected topics from current chemical engineering research with intensive investigation into the recent literature in an area of mutual interest to the student and the instructor.


CHEE - 8960 DOCTORAL GRADUATE RESEARCH AND DISSERTATION
[1 - 15 hours] Graduate research towards the completion of a Doctoral Degree. Prerequisite: Instructors consent

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