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This course presents the fundamental principles governing the structure and reactivity of organic molecules. Organic molecules form the basis of industrial chemical and environmental processes. The laboratory section focuses on bench scale processing of organic chemical products, and the use of modern instruments for analysis of organic materials and monitoring of chemical processes.
This course applies previously learned concepts in organic chemistry to describe chemical transformations that form the basis of industrial and environmental processes. The laboratory section focuses on the bench scale synthesis of organic chemical products, and the use of modern instruments for their analysis and quality control.
Properties of a pure substance, first law of thermodynamics, processes in open and closed systems, second law of thermodynamics; ideal gases, mixture of ideal gases, and psychometry, compressors and energy conversion systems.
The objective of this course is to introduce the fundamental concepts of
material and energy balances which form the basis of chemical and biochemical engineering processes. Calculations related to specific problems in these fields are carried out. New directions in chemical and biochemical engineering are introduced.
To introduce chemical engineering students to the basics of momentum transfer and fluid flow; their application to the solution of engineering problems. Topics include: conservation of mass, momentum and energy, flow of fluids, measurement of fluid flow, laminar and turbulent flow, compressible and incompressible flow, pumps, nozzles, flow meters, turbines.
Prerequisite(s):NMM 1414A/B or the former Applied Mathematics 1414A/B.
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 3 tutorial/lab hours.
Provides the basics of the thermodynamics involved in chemical engineering with emphasis on material and energy balances, thermo physics, thermo chemistry, and thermodynamics of chemical processes. Emphasis is placed on the application of thermodynamics to practical problems in phase equilibria and on solutions and reaction equilibria in separations and reaction engineering.
The overall objective of the course is to apply the principles of microbiology, biochemistry to understand and solve environmental problems. This course covers the fundamental concepts of biological processes that are important in natural and engineered environmental systems. Students will gain basic skills of biochemistry and microbiology in laboratory section.
This course is designed to introduce the student to technical computing for Engineers and Scientists using the high level, interactive, computational tools provided by the Matlab-Simulink Environment. Students will learn both the object oriented programming and command line modes of Matlab and apply them to the solution of a variety of problems involving optimization and dynamic simulation of Engineering processes.
Basic principles of biochemical engineering. Applied enzyme catalysis, immobilized enzyme technology, kinetics of substrate utilization, product formation and biomass production in cell culture, batch and continuous culture. Laboratory emphasizes growth of microbial cultures in bioreactors under different conditions of industrial interest.
The course covers the dynamic behavior, modeling and control of chemical processes. The principles of feedback control of commonly-encountered systems such as level, flow, temperature, pressure, are described. Theory is introduced to illustrate current practice. Simulations of dynamic behavior of processes will make use of the MATLAB/Simulink programming environment.
Chemical kinetics as applied to the large-scale manufacture of chemicals. An introduction to the factors which affect the design and size of chemical reactors, as well as the conditions under which they are to be operated for maximum efficiency.
An introduction to the approaches used to evaluate the environmental impacts of chemical technology and processes such as energy conversion, food production, transportation and waste management. This course will also focus on the application of green engineering concepts in chemical process design and evaluation.
This course aims to introduce and to develop student skills on modern methods for simulation of chemical process units. Differential heat balance, mass balance. Energy and material balance methods in process units. Executive systems for overall balance methods. Physical properties, computer packages.
This course introduces students to chemical processes, analysis and design considering safety, environment and economics. Students will be exposed to fundamental aspects of chemical process design and integration of safety from theoretical and practical perspective. Students will be also provided with detailed review and analysis of major accidents in chemical industry and preventive measures.
Transport phenomena in biochemical engineering systems, design and analysis of bioreactors, mixing, aeration, sterilization, instrumentation and control in bioprocesses. The laboratory deals with complete fermentations, medium preparation and product recovery for selected processes/products.
Introduce chemical engineering students to the basics of heat transfer, including conduction, convection, radiation and phase change. This knowledge will be used for the design of various types of equipment such as heat exchangers with and without phase change agitated reactors, evaporators, condensers.
Prerequisite(s):CBE 2220A/B,CBE 2221A/B, or registration in the Integrated Engineering program.
Corequisite(s):CBE 3395Y, or CBE 3396Y, or registration in the Integrated Engineering program or Artificial Intelligence Systems Engineering program.
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hours.
This course will focus on the staged unit operations in chemical engineering. It is designed to familiarize the students with the nature and theory of chemical engineering unit operations, analysis and physical separation processes based on the ideal stage concept.
This course reviews the fundamentals of interphase mass transfer and transfer units and then reviews the design of differential mass transfer equipment, with special emphasis on absorption, stripping, humidification and drying.
This course introduces the main unit operations for particulate material. Fundamentals of particulate unit operations, including particulate characterization, particulate dynamics, flow through porous beds, filtration, fluidization, sedimentation, mixing and centrifugation.
This course introduces chemical engineering students to the basic concepts employed in chemical, biochemical and environmental industries and the fundamentals of heat transfer with and without phase change. This knowledge will be used for the design of various types of equipment such as heat exchangers, agitated reactors, and condensers.
Prerequisite(s): Process Engineering Principles 1 at Zhejiang University, or Introduction of Transport Phenomena at East China University of Science and Technology, or Chemical Engineering and Principles at Zhejiang University of Technology.
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours/week; 1 tutorial hour/week for ten weeks each term - this is equivalent to 3 lecture hours/week and 2 tutorial hours/week over one term.
This course focuses on enzyme, kinetics and bioreactor engineering; homogeneous and immobilized enzyme technology; microbial cell processes; free suspended and immobilized cell processes; batch and continuous bioreactor operation; oxygen mass transfer; aeration, agitation and mixing; sterilization of gases and liquids; basics of bioreactor scale-up.
The main objective of this course is to introduce the student to the basic fundamentals of downstream separation and purification processes such as membrane separation processes, protein separation and purification and other separation processes of economic importance to fermentation industry.
The objective of this course is to introduce upper year chemical/biochemical engineering students to pharmaceutical manufacturing. An overview of the pharmaceutical industry and its regulations will be presented, followed by the basic concepts of the major manufacturing methods and their component unit operations. Examples of the manufacturing of selected pharmaceutical drugs will be presented.
The nature, effects and mitigation strategies for air pollution including the structure and physical behavior of the atmosphere, types and origins of air pollutants, chemical reactions in the atmosphere, atmospheric dispersion, techniques of pollutant evaluation, control, surveys and effects of air pollution on health and other aspects of urban and natural environments.
Principles of solid waste treatment using chemical and biological methods, with emphasis on waste volume reduction at the source and recycling. Classification of solid wastes, incineration, fluidized chemical reactors and bioreactors for solid waste treatment, chemical and biological oxidation of solids, chemical and biological treatment of hazardous compounds in soil.
This course introduces a basic understanding of municipal wastewater treatment processes. The course reviews pertinent environmental regulations, and general wastewater quality parameters. Processes and unit operations in wastewater treatment are introduced with particular emphasis on process design. Considerations in integrating unit processes and operations into a treatment system are presented.
This course combines and demonstrates chemical engineering principles using coffee as a teaching tool. Experiential learning will include hands-on applications of concepts through multiple lab activities and an examination of a local café through a case-based learning activity.
Extra information: 3 lab hours, 1 tutorial hour.
Selection and investigation of an engineering problem. Analytical and/or experimental work is carried out by individual students under the supervision of a faculty member. Progress reports, a final engineering report and a public lecture are required. It is the responsibility of the student to identify a supervisor and suitable engineering problem for investigation before registering in the course.
An overview of the main sources of CO2 emissions, their comparative impacts and the emerging technologies for CO2 management. The course focuses on the technical details associated with CO2 capture and storage and the practical challenges associated with implementation of these technologies.
An introduction to non-ideal chemical reacting systems, including multiple reactions, residence time distributions, diffusion effects, and multiple steady-states, with applications in reaction data analysis, multiphase reactor development, and multi-objective optimization.
The course covers more advanced topics in process control such as Feedforward, Cascade, and Multivariable Control. Design of multivariable control systems using continuous State Space Methods is covered. Use of Real Time Process Control Computers for data acquisition and control are introduced. Discrete Process Control Theory using Z-Transformations is covered in detail for single input single output processes.
An introduction of materials science and engineering topics. 2. The four materials classes (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites) will be addressed with emphasis upon the material types and material properties pertinent to their use in implanted medical devices. 3. The structure and properties of biologic tissues and biocompatibility. 4. Specific implant applications will be addressed.
Nanobiotechnology is an emerging frontier in nanotechnology. It integrates materials science, chemical engineering, physics and life science toward the biological and biochemical applications. This course introduces the fundamental concepts of nanobiotechnology and the upto-date application of nanotechnology in biomedical industries.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of third year of the Chemical Engineering program.
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.
Integrates principles of engineering and life sciences towards the fundamental understanding of structure-function relationships in normal and pathological mammalian tissues. The course will cover the applications of engineering design concepts and molecular cell biology to understand the development of biological substitutes to restore, maintain or improve tissue/organ function.
Selection and investigation of a biochemical engineering problem. Analytical and/or experimental work is carried out by individual students under the supervision of a faculty member. Progress reports, a final engineering report and a public lecture are required. It is the responsibility of the student to identify a supervisor and suitable engineering problem for investigation before registering in the course.
This course introduces students to various technologies for the production of clean and renewable fuels with emphasis on mitigation of carbon footprint. Pathways for the production of hydrogen and its utilization are discussed. Technologies for biofuels production are presented together with their integration in the existing fuels production facilities.
Students will collaborate with industry and/or government partners to address engineering problems, framed using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Teams will analyze social and environmental aspects of engineering activities, including economic, social, health, safety, legal, and cultural considerations, while incorporating sustainable design and environmental stewardship.
Antirequisite(s):CBE 4413Y if taken in 2022-23.
Extra information: 2 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours
Design problems on specific pollution topics are undertaken and completed. Topics selected are activated sludge, trickling filters, oxidation ponds, anaerobic digestion, composting, solvent extraction, flotation, settlers and clarifiers, incineration, chemical treatment, e.g. flocculation, coagulation, ozonation or chlorination.
This course delves into green chemicals, products, and their production processes, including issues related to fossil and waste resources. It examines current and potential commercial green processes, highlighting their advantages and drawbacks for generating economic and environmental benefits.
Energy is the greatest challenge facing humanity in the 21st century. This course will cover the historical aspects of energy conversion and use by humans, the types of energy available (including both renewable and non-renewable), their conversion to useful forms of energy, conversion efficiency, and cost of conversion. A very important aspect of the course is the environmental effect of energy conversion. The atmospheric pollution by greenhouse gases as well as conventional pollutants during energy conversion will be discussed. The main methods of pollution reduction by power industries will be presented.
The basics of polymer science and engineering are covered. The theory of macromolecules, macromolecular chemistry and fundamentals of polymerization are discussed. Specific manufacturing processes and polymer types are considered.
A design is prepared for a full-scale chemical process. This involves the detailed design of all major pieces of equipment, an estimate of the requirements for new materials and energy, and a calculation of total costs. Problem formulation, alternative design solutions and professional decision making are emphasized.
A design is prepared for a full-scale biochemical process. This involves the detailed design of all major pieces of equipment, an estimate of the requirements for new materials and energy, and a calculation of total costs. Problem formulation, alternative design solutions and professional decision making are emphasized.
Selected chemical, biochemical or pharmaceutical processes or processes for pollution abatement will be designed. Alternatively, the design of specific biomedical devices may be carried out. Chemical engineering principles will be employed. The design will include problem formulation, detailed design of equipment, environmental, economic and legal issues, and safety consideration.