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EECE 351

Engineering Analysis of Chemical Systems

FALL 2007

Instructor.  Lars Angenent, Ph. D.

Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering

Phone: 314-935-5663; E-mail:

Office: Cupples II, 201

Course Webpage.

Credits.  3

Location of Class.  Cupples II, 200

Time of Class.  Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12 noon - 1:00 pm

Teaching Assistants.  Sarah Dryden (, Xiaofeng Zhang (, and Matt Agler (

Office Hours.  Wednesdays: 1:00 -3:00 in Cupples II room 201 (Angenent); Thursdays: 2:00 - 4:00 pm in Cupples II room 109 (Dryden) and Fridays: 1:00-2:30 pm in Lopata room 403 (Agler).

Pre-requisite.  Chem 112A, Math 233.

Corequisites.  ChE 320, Math 217.

Prerequisites by topic.  Ordinary, first-order differential equations and linear equations.

Course Description.  Introduction to the use of mathematics and methods of engineering in analysis of chemical and physical processes.  Use of quantity balances and basic rate laws to describe mass and energy conservation in physical processes with and without chemical reaction for both transient and steady state conditions.

Goals and Outcomes.  This course is intended to give sophomores in chemical/biomedical engineering the capabilities a) to properly analyze experimental data, b) to apply mass and energy balances to check and trouble-shoot the on-going operation of process equipment, c) to mathematically describe chemical and physical processes found in modern industrial technologies, and d) to be able to apply mass and energy balances, both steady-state and transient, to more advanced chemical/biomedical engineering subjects, including mass transfer operations, chemical reaction engineering and the capstone design courses.

Required Text.  R.M. Felder and R.W. Rousseau, Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes. Third Edition. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1999.

Homework Projects.  The 12 Homework projects will be performed in groups of 2 or 3 students.  Homework projects will generally be due 1 week after it is assigned (typically on a Monday).  The homework is due before class on the due date.  If the homework cannot be turned in before class on the due date, permission from the instructor to change the due date is necessary.  Without this permission, the homework will not be graded.  One homework assignment per group must be handed in.  The group dynamics will be monitored and the grading will be performed according to the rules of "Cooperative Learning" that will be discussed in the first week of class.  If a student did not participate in the homework preparation their name should not be added to the title page of the homework solutions, and they will not get a grade for that particular homework assignment.

The homework answers will be posted in a binder in the main office of the Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering (Cupples II room 207).  They may not be copied or distributed.  If you have questions on a previous homework, please visit the instructor or TA during office hours.

Exams.  All exams will be "open book" exams.  Permission for a make-up exam needs to be obtained before the exam.  You will be prepared in class on what type of exams you can expect.

Quizzes.  All quizzes will be "open book".  Quizzes are not announced and will test your knowledge gained from doing previous homework problems.  There will be 3 quizzes and the 2 best grades will count for your final grade.  No make-up quizzes will be permitted.


Homework (12):                                                                                                            35%

Quizzes (2):                                                                                                                   10%

Mid-term Exam:                                                                                                             20%

Final Exam:                                                                                                                      30%

Class Participation and Professional Evaluation:            5%