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Course Number: CHE 100
Course Title: Chemical Engineering Concepts 1 Lecture
Calendar Term(s): F
Credit Weight: 0.75 (along with the lab)
Hours per week: 3LEC, 1TUT, 6LAB
Introduction to basic methods and principles in Chemical Engineering.
The fundamentals of engineering calculations (units and dimensions),
behaviour of fluids, mass balances, process and process variables.
Laboratory on visual communication: engineering graphics, computer
software including spreadsheets, computer aided design. Technical
communication: word processing software, elements of technical report
writing. Aspects of the engineering profession including ethics, safety,
and intellectual property Professional development including resume
skills, interview skills, and preparation for co-op terms.
Prerequisite: 1A Chemical Engineering
CEAB Math: 6.0
CEAB Basic Sc.: 0.0
CEAB Eng. Sc.: 24.0
CEAB Eng. Dgn.: 24.0
CEAB CSE: 6.0
Instructor(s): Eric Croiset
Textbook: Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes, Third Edition, R.M. Felder
and R.W. Rousseau, John Wiley & Sond Ed., 2005.
Software: Microsoft Excel and Word
Resources needs: 5 TAs at
Labs: 6 weeks * (1prep + 6lab + 6marking)/wk = 78 hrs
Assignment: 2 wks * (10marking)/wk = 20 hrs
Office hours: 12 wks * 1/wk = 12 hrs
Proctoring exams: = 6 hrs
Total: 116 hrs/TA
(Also make use of 2 WEEF TAs in the lab)
Weekly Description of Topics Covered
Week 1 General presentation of the course. Introduction to Chemical Engineering,
Processes and Problem solving in engineering.
Week 2 Part I Chemical Engineering Calculation.
Units and Conversion Systems of units, conversion. Significant figures.
Forces and weight. Dimensional homogeneity and dimensionless
Week 3 Sample mean and sample variance. Process data representation and
analysis (2 pts interpolation, introduction to least square method). Curve
fitting non linear relationship.
Week 4 Part II - Process and process variables.
mass, volume, density, specific gravity. Flow rates. Chemical
composition (mole, lb-mole, molecular weigth, mass and mole fractions,
average molecular weight of mixtures, concentration). Parts per million
and parts per billion.
Week 5 Pressure: Fluid pressure and hydrostatic head. Absolute pressure and
pressure gauge. Fluid pressure measurement (bourdon gauge,
Week 6 Part III - Material balance
Flowchart representation of a unit/process. General material balance
equation. Material balance for a batch process. Material balance for a
steady-state continuous process. Material balance for a semi-batch
Week 7 Material balance on multiple unit operation. Degree of freedom analysis.
Series of problems done in class for material balance without reactions.
Material balance with recycle stream.
Week 8 Material balance with reactions: terminology (extent of reaction, single
vs. multiple reactions. Series of problems done in class for material
balance with reactions.
Week 9 Material balance with reaction, product separation and recycle. Material
balance on reactive system with recycle and purge. Series of problems
done in class on material balance involving reaction, recycle and purge.
Week 10 Combustion chemistry. Material balances with combustion reactions.
Series of problems done in class on material balances with combustion
Week 11 Part IV Estimating Properties of Substances.
Solids and liquids. Ideal gases. Real gases. Compressibility factor
equation of state. Law of corresponding state.
Week 12 Mixture of real gases. Kays rule.
Review problems on material balances (including multiple reactions).
Midterm: Closed book
Final: Only textbook allowed.
Midterm exam: 20%
Final exam: 50%
If average of midterm and final (with weight of 35% and 65%,
respectively) below 50, then it becomes the course grade.