- CHE 320X. ENERGY CHALLENGES IN THE 21ST CENTURY
- CHE 372X. BIOENERGY
- CHE 441X. CHEMICAL PROCESS SAFETY DESIGN
- CHE 1011. INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
- CHE 2011. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS
- CHE 2012. ELEMENTARY CHEMICAL PROCESSES
- CHE 2013. APPLIED CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS
- CHE 2014. ADVANCED CHEMICAL PROCESSES
- CHE 2301. NANOBIOTECHNOLOGY LABORATORY EXPERIENCE
- CHE 3201. KINETICS AND REACTOR DESIGN
- CHE 3301. INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
The primary goal of this course is to provide students the necessary understanding and tools to evaluate biochemical and thermochemical biofuel production technologies. The secondary goals include developing understanding of 1) fuel properties, 2) biomass resources, 3) basic enzyme kinetics, 4) biochemical reactor design, 5) the corn ethanol process, 6) challenges to cellulosic ethanol, 7) biomass gasification reactions and thermochemistry, 8) gasification reactor design, and 9) techno economic concepts of biofuel processes.
Recommended background: Knowledge of chemistry (CH 1010, 1020, and 1030 or equivalent), differential and integral calculus and differential equations (MA 1021-1024 and 2051 or equivalent), and chemical processing (CHE 2011 or equivalent).