Students will learn about chemical processes, units, and corresponding equipment
Students will be able to use basic engineering units in both SI and AES systems in solving problems, and be able to convert between unit systems both by hand and with an equation solver.
Students will be able to solve steady-state, overall, material and energy balances for systems which include one or more of the following: recycle, multiple units, chemical reactions.
Students will be able to set up and solve simple transient material balances.
Approach to Balances
Students will be able to use a degree-of-freedom approach to assist in the solution of material and energy balances.
Reading & Constructing Diagrams
Students will be able to read pure component and mixture phase diagrams (e.g. psychrometric chart, solid solubility, liquid-liquid, VLE) and construct mass balances from them using the lever rule, tie lines, etc.
Relating Variables to Phase Behavior
Students will understand the phase behavior of pure substances in relationship to the variables T, P, and density (including vapor pressure, critical point, freezing line, triple point, etc.).
Mechanical Energy Balance Equation
Students will be able to use the mechanical energy balance equation to solve fluid flow problems both with and without friction.
Students will be able to solve simple fluid statics problems (e.g., manometers, fluid head, etc.)
Students will be introduced to the first law of thermodynamics for closed and open systems.
Students will be able to apply Raoult's law to solve VLE problems including bubble point, dew point, and flash calculations.
Extent of Reactions
Students will understand and be able to use the extent of reaction in material balances
State Equations and Correlations
Students will be introduced to equations of state and corresponding states correlations.
Students will be introduced to the concepts of heat capacity, latent heat, heat of reaction, heat of combustion, and heat of formation.
Process Variables and Measurement
Students will be introduced to process variables (e.g., P, T, flow rate, conc.) and their measurement.
Students will demonstrate effective interpretation of graphical data.
Students will be able to solve numerical and symbolic problems using advanced math software (e.g. Mathcad).
Information Applications and Tools
Students will be introduced to the use of appropriate information skills, standard office applications, and tools (e.g. WWW, electronic and reference book library searches, modern property databases) to assist in problem solving.
Students will demonstrate an ability to solve engineering problems.
Students will be able to use a problem solving strategy to define and solve engineering problems.
Critical and Creative Thinking
Students will exhibit critical and creative thinking skills for analysis and evaluation of problems and cause-effect relationships.
Students will be able to obtain and evaluate appropriate input information/data from databases, handbooks, correlations, experiments, literature, etc.
Rationalizations, Estimates, and Solutions
Students will be introduced to the notions of rationalizing units, making order of magnitude estimates, assessing reasonableness of solutions, and selecting appropriate levels of solution sophistication.
Students will be introduced to how safety considerations are incorporated into engineering problem solving.
Students will be introduced to how environmental considerations are incorporated into engineering problem solving.
Students will practice good teamwork principles.
Students will demonstrate experience working together in teams.
Students will be introduced to calculations involving work in turbines, compressors, and pumps.
Students will be introduced to the AIChE code of ethics.
Students will demonstrate effective reading of technical material.