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Chemical Engineering (CH E)

CH E 410 Mass Transfer Operations (3) Introduction to principles and applications of mass transfer, with focus on the design of equilibrium stage and continuous contacting separation processes.

CH E 410 Mass Transfer Operations (3)

The objective of this course is to present the principles of mass transfer and their application to separation and purification processes. The course integrates fluid dynamics and thermodynamics and proceeds to develop rate expressions for mass transfer in multiphase, multicomponent systems. Starting with Fick's law and macroscopic balances the course moves to the design of large scale separation processes such as equilibrium stage separations (distillation, extraction) and continuous separation (absorption towers, scrubbers) for the separation and purification of chemical compounds. The course also introduces the use using modern software tools such as HySys, used in the actual design of such processes and also in the capstone design course.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: CH E 320 and eitherCH E 330 orCH E 350

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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