ECH2005-44: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I
The subject of Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics is being introduced into the diploma course to provide the background on thermodynamics including thermodynamic behavior of pure substances and mixtures, properties of solutions and phase equilibrium, applications to open, closed and transient systems, and thermodynamic cycles. The course will give them a fundamental understanding of the basic principles, concepts, and laws/postulates of chemical engineering thermodynamics.
ECH2007-44: Fluid mechanics
Fluid mechanics is a subject which historically has two deep roots: one root which emerged from trying to systematize macroscopic observations of fluid phenomena, and one root which emerged from trying to understand fluid phenomena from a microscopic basis. In chemical engineering, both of these are essential. Macroscopic descriptions and principles are directly relevant for control and design of fluid-based processes, and in fact the range of observed fluid behavior far exceeds our current ability to explain from microscopic fundamentals. Nonetheless, the microscopic underpinnings allow us to generalize our knowledge, and describe fluid behavior, such as flow patterns, in much greater detail. This is particularly important today, with computer power extending our ability to use microscopic principles via simulation (computational fluid dynamics). In this course, we will approach the subject from both sides, starting with the macroscopics, and then returning to the microscopics..
ECH4013-41: Process design and simulation
This course is an introduction to conceptual process design. The major objectives are: (1) to understand how to invent chemical process flowsheets (2) to understand how to develop process alternatives; how to generate them and how to quickly screen the alternatives. By the end of the course you will have learned how to solve large, open-ended, underdefined design problems of realistic complexity. The hierarchical approach learned in this course will be useful to you for solving other kinds of complex problems that you will encounter during your career.