FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGCHEMICAL ENGINEERING


Undergraduate Program Courses


CHE 102 Introduction to Chemical Engineering (1-0)1
Basic concepts of chemical engineering profession; ethical issues, environmental responsibilities and future trends; literature survey and oral presentation of a term project.

 

 

CHE 203 Chemical Process Calculations (4-0)4

Basic chemical engineering concepts and methods of analysis. Introduction to mass and energy balance calculations applied to solution of problems in systems of interest to chemical process industries.

 

 

CHE 204 Thermodynamics I (4-0)4

Concepts of equilibrium, temperature and reversibility. First law and concepts of heat and work; second law and entropy. Equations of state and thermodynamic properties of pure substances. Engineering applications of these principles in the analysis and design of closed and open systems. Thermodynamic analysis of cyclic processes including power generation and refrigeration. 
Prerequisite: PHYS105



CHE 220 Principles of Transport Phenomena (3-0)3

Introduction to basic concepts of momentum, heat and mass transfer. Transport by molecular motion and in laminar flow in one dimension. Transport between two phases and in large flow systems (For non-CHE students only).

 

 

CHE 222 Fluid Mechanics (4-0)4

Hydrostatics. Fundamentals of momentum transport. Newton's law of viscosity. Interphase momentum transport and friction factors. Flow in conduits and around submerged objects. Mechanical energy balances and Bernoulli equation. Dimensional analysis. Applications to practical problems. Principles of settling and filtration. 
Prerequisite: MATH119


 

CHE 300 Summer Practice I NC

A practical training for a period of 20 works-days in an organization with sizeable operations that are of interest to chemical engineering. Emphasis is made on the application of mass and energy balances. A formal report is required to reflect the work carried out. 
Prerequisite: ChE102 and (ChE203 or ChE222)

 

 

CHE 305 Thermodynamics II (4-0)4

Thermodynamic properties of pure fluids and mixtures. Phase equilibrium. Chemical reaction equilibrium. Applications to real and ideal processes. 
Prerequisite: CHE 204



CHE 311 Chemical Reaction Engineering (4-0)4

Nonequilibrium processes including chemical reaction mechanisms, rate equations and reactor design applied to homogeneous and heterogeneous systems. Under isothermal and non isothermal conditions.

Prerequisite: CHE 301 or CHEM 353


 

CHE 320 Chemical Engineering Laboratory I (0-4)2

Laboratory studies demonstrating the principles of physical chemistry and fluid mechanics. Emphasis is on laboratory safety, correlation of experimental results and on written reports and oral presentations.
Prerequisite: Three of the following: ChE222, CHEM220, CHEM230, CHEM353


 

CHE 327 Heat & Mass Transfer Operations (4-0)4 

Molecular mechanisms of heat and mass transfer. Fourier's law and Fick's law. Transport of heat and mass in one dimension by molecular mechanism and by convection. Transport of heat and mass in turbulent regime, analogies between heat and mass transfer. Heat transfer by radiation. Heat transfer to fluids with phase change. Evaporation. Heat exchanger design. 
Prerequisite: ChE222 or ChE203


 

CHE 328 Separation Processes (3-2)4

Principles of stagewise and continuous contact operations. Absorption, distillation, extraction, and simultaneous heat and mass transfer. Applications and design of separation process units. 
Prerequisite: Two of the following: ChE203, ChE222, ChE 327


 

CHE 352 Mathematical Modeling in Chemical Engineering (3-0)3

Mathematical model formulation of chemical and physical processes. Solutions of problems related to fluid flow, heat transfer, mass transfer and chemical reaction engineering. 
Prerequisite: MATH 255


 

CHE 400 Summer Practice II NC

A practical training for a period of 20 works-days in an organization where chemical engineering is extensively practiced. A formal report is required to reflect the work carried out. 
Prerequisite: ChE222 or ChE327


 

CHE 407 Process Control (3-0)3

Modeling of steady and unsteady-state behavior of chemical processes. Optimal control strategies of processes of particular interest to chemical engineers. Discussion of both classical and modern control theory with applications. 
Prerequisite: MATH219 and ChE327 or ChE328


 

CHE 410 Chemical Engineering Laboratory II (0-4)2

Laboratory studies demonstrating the principles of instrumental analysis, heat transfer, fluid mechanics and chemical kinetics. Emphasis on correlation of experimental results and on written and oral presentation. 
Prerequisite: Three of the following: ChE311, CHEM220, CHEM230, CHEM353


 

CHE 414 Chemical Technology (3-0)3

A general study of chemical process industries (CPI), considering raw materials, energy, intermediate chemicals, and final products, Future trends in CPI.

 

 

CHE 416 Gas Purification Technology (3-0)3

Principles of adsorption, absorption and chemical conversion. Gas dehydration and purification by adsorption. Catalytic conversion of gas impurities.

 

 

CHE 417 Chemical Engineering Design I (3-2)4

Application of chemical engineering principles and methods of chemical process synthesis, simulation and economics on open ended process and/or product design problems. Use of computer programming and/or design packages in iterative decision making and optimization. Emphasis on process safety and ethical issues. 
Prerequisites: Three of the following four courses: CHE 305, CHE 311, CHE 327 and CHE 328


 

CHE 418 Chemical Engineering Design II (3-2)4

Continuation of CHE 417, equipment selection and design. Cost estimation, project evaluation process and product safety and ethical issues. 
Prerequisite: CHE 417


 

CHE 420 Chemical Engineering Laboratory III (0-4)2

Intensive laboratory experiments to illustrate the application of chemical and physical principles to chemical processes. Emphasis is given to mass transfer, simultaneous heat and mass transfer, process control and instrumental analysis. Report writing is emphasized. 
Prerequisite: Two of the following: ChE320, ChE407, ChE410


 

CHE 423 Chemical Engineering Economics (3-0)3

Importance of economics in engineering, role of engineers in economics. Market and Process surveys in relation to feasibility analysis. Site selection, capital investment and production cost analysis. Interest, taxes, insurance, depreciation, profitability, alternative investments and replacements in chemical engineering. 
Prerequisite: ECON210


 

CHE 426 Reactor Design (3-0)3

Multiple reaction systems, selectivity, multiple reactors. Optimum design of chemical reactors. Introduction to reactor stability. Non ideal flow in reactors. 
Prerequisite: CHE 311


 

CHE 427 Novel Topics in Separation Processes (3-0)3

Emphasis on adsorption, ion-exchange, chromatography and membrane separation processes. Applications of supercritical extraction and crystallization. 
Prerequisite: CHE 327 or consent of the department


 

CHE 428 Introduction to Process Principles (3-0)3

A brief survey of chemical process principles with a clear orientation to biotechnology. Material and energy balances, basic principles of thermodynamics, kinetics and transfer operations. It aims to provide knowledge of process handling from engineering point of view to non-engineering students.

 

 

CHE 432 Design of Fluidized Bed Reactors (3-0)3

Design of Fluidized Bed Reactors. Hydrodynamics. Heat Transfer. Chemical Reactions. Design considerations. Gas-solid separations. Management of solid residues.

 

 

CHE 440 Industrial Organization and Management (3-0)3

Industrial organization, organization techniques, management, research and development, procurement and contracting, production, marketing, personnel and administration, employer-employee relations, financing, accounting, plant supervision. Special emphasis is given to chemical and related industries and major problems encountered in Turkish industry. ISO 9000, Just in time, TQM techniques.

 

 

CHE 442 Polymer Technology (3-0)3

Chemistry of polymerization; mechanisms such as step, radical chain, emulsion, ionic chain, chain copolymerization, ring opening, etc. Production, properties and fabrication of plastic materials of industrial importance. Rheology of polymers and polymer solutions. Polymer composites, new polymers.

 

 

CHE 443 Downstream Processing of Bio-products (3-0)3

Fundamentals and importance of downstream processing. Recovery, separation and purification of both low and high molecular weight biotechnological products by various methods.

 

 

CHE 444 Structure Property Relations in Macromolecular Media (3-0)3

Macromolecular chains. Thermodynamics of macromolecules. Diffusion in macromolecules. Gelation, rheological properties.

 

 

CHE 446 Fundamentals of Industrial Waste Treatment (3-0)3

Introduction to waste treatment in industrial plants. Kinetics of reactions involved in different methods. Chemical study of unit processes and unit operations. Design of treatment devices for purification of waste water and control procedures for environmental protection.

 

 

CHE 447 Chemical Processes in Microelectronics (3-0)3

Introduction to microelectronics processing. Silicon Refining. Crystal growth. Chemical rate processes and kinetics. Chemical vapor deposition incorporation and transport of dopants. Physical and physico-chemical rate processes. Design of chemical reactors and process equipment used in microelectronics manufacturing.

 

 

CHE 448 Ceramic Technology (3-0)3

Raw materials, structure and properties of clays, feldspars, and silicate minerals. Forming and firing of ceramics, vitrification. Rate process theory and use of phase equilibrium diagrams. Whitewares, refractories, enamels, and glazes. Glass and glass forming. Special ceramics.

 

 

CHE 452 Chemical Process Optimization (3-0)3

The nature and organization of optimization problems. Formulation of the objective functions. An overview of optimization of individual units as well as complete flowsheets.

 

 

CHE 453 Computer Applications in Chemical Engineering (3-0)3

The use of micro computers in engineering. Chemical engineering applications in word processing, engineering programming, Fortran programming, data base programming, and spreadsheet analysis. Solution of several design problems.

 

 

CHE 454 Polymer Process Analysis and Design (3-0)3

Development of tools of continuum mechanics necessary for the quantitative description of viscoelastic media. Use of principles of chemical kinetics, fluid and continuum mechanics and heat and mass transfer to describe the production and processing of polymeric materials.

 

 

CHE 461 Polymer Additives, Blends and Composites (3-0)3

Additives for processing, surface and optical property modification, fire retardants, UV protecting agents, blowing agents. Principles of blending and compatibilization. Thermodynamics, rheology and morphology of polymer blends. Principles of composites, interfaces, geometrical aspects, elastic properties. Introduction to laminate theory. Short fiber reinforced plastics. Processing of composites.

 

 

CHE 462 Polymer Solutions (3-0)3

Fundamentals of dilute polymer solutions, single chain conformations and configurations. Polymer solution thermodynamics, lattice models, equation of state approach. Phase equilibria and phase separation in polymeric solutions. Behavior of concentrated and/or multicomponent solutions, physical gelation. Diffusion in polymeric systems.

 

 

CHE 464 Polymer Material Evaluation and Product Design (3-0)3

Stress, strain, linear elasticity, finite strain elasticity, viscoelastic properties of solid polymers. Tensile and tear strength of polymers, yielding, crazing, brittle fracture, environmental stress cracking, fatigue, toughness, impact and tear. Material evaluation based on mechanical and other properties. Conception of part. Analytical design of plastic products. Process design of plastic products. Testing of products. Case studies on plastic product design.

 

 

CHE 471 Water Treatment Technology (3-0)3

Nature of water. Impurities in water and their harmful effects. Removal of nonionic suspended and colloidal impurities. Softening by precipitation. Ion exchange. Demineralization process and systems. Demineralizer equipment designs.

 

 

CHE 472 Industrial Rheology (3-0)3

Time-independent non-Newtonian fluids, structural time-dependency, linear viscoelasticity, suspensions, viscometric and extensional flows, measurable rheological properties, experimental methods for rheological property measurements. Applications to glassmaking, paint, coatings and polymer industries.

 

 

CHE 473 Heat Transfer in Radiating and Combusting Systems (3-0)3

Black body radiation laws and their application. Radiative exchange in black enclosures. Radiative exchange in gray enclosures with no absorbing medium. Radiative exchange in gray enclosures with an absorbing medium. Radiation exchange in combustion chambers. Applications Radiation transport equation. Solution of the transport equation in combustion chambers.

 

 

CHE 482 Chemical Process Safety (3-0)3

Industrial hygiene and loss statistics, toxicology, source models (fluid flow through holes in tanks, pipes etc.) toxic release and dispersion models, fires and explosions, designs to prevent accidents, hazard identification and risk assessment, accident investigations with some sample case histories.

 

 

CHE 490 Fundamentals of Biochemical Engineering (3-0)3

Review of basic biological concepts such as cell construction, cell nutrients, and enzyme kinetics. Large scale production of enzymes. Selection of bioreactors. Recovery and purification of products.

 

 

CHE 491 Chemical Product Engineering I (3-0)3


 

CHE 492 Material Resources and Conversion Processes (3-0)3


 

CHE 493 Chemical Product Engineering II (3-0)3


 

CHE 494 Resource Engineering II (3-0)3


 

CHE 495 Green and Sustainable Chemical Process Engineering (3-0)3


 

CHE 496 Interfacial Phenomena (3-0)3


 

CHE 499 Topics in Chemical Engineering (1-4)3
Faculty-supervised term projects assigned to individual students or groups on new and developing areas of chemical engineering. A written and an oral presentation are required.