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Summer Semester, 2023

3 Semester Credit Hours

5/15/23 - 8/18/23
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R Mark Worden
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
2527 Engineering Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1226
E-mail: worden@egr.msu.edu
Website: http://www.egr.msu.edu/people/profile/worden


Math through calculus, physics, physical and organic chemistry. Portions of the course involve differential equations, including partial differential equations, but solution of these equations is not emphasized. A course in differential equations is helpful but not required.


The course textbook is Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering (Seventh
Edition) by McCabe, Smith, and Harriott, McGraw-Hill, 2005 (ISBN 0-07-284823-5).  

Chemical Engineer's Handbook by Perry and Chilton, McGraw-Hill is a useful reference book. However, most students do not purchase this book for the course.

Course Objectives:

To provide bridging training for students whose backgrounds do not include a B.S. degree in chemical engineering. To introduce fundamentals of transport and separation processes. To develop competence to analyze and design chemical engineering systems based on principles of momentum, energy and mass transfer. 

Course Description:

ChE805 is part of a two-course sequence designed to teach chemical engineering principles to non-chemical engineers or to assist practicing chemical engineers to review fundamentals. The other course is ChE804, Foundations of Chemical Engineering I.  The order in which these courses are taken is not important.  The sequence is intended for continuing education, as well as for students wishing to pursue a graduate degree in chemical engineering.

Topics covered in CHE 805 include dimensional analysis; laminar and turbulent flow; fluid friction; macroscopic mass, mechanical and momentum balances; microscopic (shell) mass and momentum balances; design of flow systems; steady-state and unsteady-state heat conduction, heat-transfer coefficients for forced and natural convection, condensation, and boiling; radiation heat transfer; design of heat exchangers; mass transfer by diffusion and convection; analogies between momentum, heat, and mass transfer; absorption, stripping, and extraction in packed columns and stagewise operations; binary and multicomponent distillation; extraction involving partially miscible fluids.

Course Requirements:

Homework: Homework assignments are given approximately weekly. Problems are collected and graded. 
Examinations: Quizzes are given approximately every two weeks. There is a comprehensive final exam. A scientific calculator with trigonometric functions, logarithms, etc. is required. Graphing and programmable calculators are NOT permitted. No computers, tablets, cell phones, communication electronics, photography or internet browsing are permitted during quizzes/exams.
Computer Facilities: Internet access is required to view the streaming video movies. A computer is also recommended for homework calculations (e.g. spreadsheet calculations). 
Laboratory: None 
Project: None 

Course Outline by Topical Areas:

Laminar and turbulent flow 
Macroscopic mass and mechanical energy balances 
Macroscopic mechanical energy and momentum balances 
Calculation of drag forces and friction losses; dimensional analysis 
Pumping; design of flow systems 
Microscopic (shell) balances 
Applications of microscopic balances 
Fourier's Law; steady-state conduction 
Unsteady-state conduction; shell balances
Convective heat transfer 
Design of heat-transfer equipment 
Radiant heat transfer 
Mass balances for stagewise separations 
McCabe-Thiele method 
Multicomponent distillation 
Liquid-liquid extraction 
Fick's Law; transport analogies 
Mass balances for differential separations 
Design of absorption columns 

Topical Outline and Lesson List: This link provides a detailed listing of the course lessons.