Courses of Instruction
PAPER AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (PCE-Engineering and Applied Science)
201 Principles of Paper Science and Engineering (2)
Introduction to pulping and papermaking. Carry out experiments in paper science. Apply engineering skills to problem solving related to paper and allied industries. Prerequisite: EAS 102 or instructor approval.
202 Pulp, Paper and Products (2)
Discovery of how pulping, papermaking, and converting are utilized to develop the required performance properties of products produced from paper. Conduct laboratory investigations to determine properties of paper, conduct a papermachine run, and carry out a handsheet study. Prerequisite: PSE 201 or instructor approval.
MPT 204 Material and Energy Balances (3)
Techniques used to calculate material and energy balances with special emphasis on paper industry applications. Prerequisite: grade of C- or better in CHM 141, 142; and MTH 151, 251. Co-requisite: PHY 181.
219 Statics and Mechanics of Materials (3)
This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of the mechanics of materials for engineering students in the departments of Electrical and Chemical and Paper Engineering. The course stresses statics, mechanics of deformable media, and material behavior. Elements of dynamics, elasticity, and viscoelasticity will be covered. The central theme of the course that binds these subjects together is proper problem formulation in terms of kinematics, constitutive behavior, equilibrium, and compatibility. Not open to MME majors. Prerequisites: EAS 102 and MTH 151. Corequisiste: PHY 181.
244 Introduction to Environmental Engineering (3)
Introductory design concepts for the control of water pollution, air pollution, and solid waste will be covered. Environmental legislation will be discussed. Solutions to environmental problems will be investigated, considering technical, economical and ethical aspects of engineering. Cross-listed with IES 244. Prerequisites: CHM 141 or equivalent, MTH 151 or equivalent.
301 Pulping (3)
Detailed discussion of mechanical and chemical pulping processes and chemical and engineering principles involved. Prerequisite: CHM 252 or grade of C- or better in CHM 231 or CHM 251.
311 Unit Operations Laboratory I (2)
Laboratory course; students conduct experiments and do computer simulations in the areas of material and energy balances and fluid dynamics. Emphasizes acquisition of knowledge about instrumentation commonly used in process industries. Both oral and written laboratory reports required. Prerequisites: grade of C- or better in PCE 204. Corequisite: PCE/ MME 313.
312 Unit Operations Laboratory II (2)
Laboratory course consisting of experiments and computer simulations in topics from the process industries. Both written and oral laboratory reports required. Prerequisites: a grade of C- or better in PCE 313. Corequisite: PCE 403.
MPT 313 Fluid Mechanics (3)
Introduction to unit operations as applied to paper industry with emphasis on fluid mechanics. Prerequisite: MTH 251, PHY 181, and PCE 219 or MME 211. Cross-listed with MME 313.
314 Engineering Thermodynamics (3)
Study of the fundamental principles of thermodynamics. Emphasis placed on engineering applications such as power cycles, refrigeration, and heat transfer systems. Prerequisite MTH 251, PHY 181. Cross-listed with MME 314.
320 Professional Practice (0)
Students participating in paper science and engineering co-op program register for this course during semesters when they are away from Oxford on work assignment. This enables students to remain in good standing with the university registrar.
341 Engineering Economics (3)
Engineering economic decisions; breakeven and minimum cost analysis; engineering methods of resource allocation; concepts of interest; time evaluation of tactical and strategic alternatives. Prerequisite: ECO 201, MTH 151. Corequisite: STA 368 or PCE 204. Cross-listed with MME 341.
MPT 403/503 Heat Transfer (3)
Continued study of unit operations with emphasis on heat transfer. Study of steady and unsteady conduction, and laminar, turbulent, boiling, and condensing convective heat transfer. Radiation heat transfer, heat exchangers, evaporators, and transfer units. Prerequisite: grade of C- or better in PCE/ MME 313, PCE/ MME 314, MTH 245.
404 Papermaking (3)
Papermaking process with emphasis on chemical engineering principles involved. Prerequisite: grade of C- or better in PCE 313 and credit for PCE 202 and PCE 311.Corequisite: PCE/ MME 341.
405/505 Industrial Environmental Control (3)
Survey of environmental issues facing pulp and paper industry and how the industry addresses these issues. In-plant pollution abatement alternatives discussed as well as external treatment. Computer-based modeling applications introduced and applied to problems. Design considerations involved in selecting among alternative pollution control strategies are presented and applied to examples. Prerequisite: grade of C- or better in PCE 204 and PCE/ MME 313. Corequisite PCE 311.
MPC 411 Advanced Paper Manufacturing (3)
Provides students with the opportunity to synthesize their accumulated knowledge and skills in paper science, paper engineering, economics, statistical methods, environmental technology, writing, oral presentation, safety, ethical standards, and teamwork fundamentals. Student teams determine the raw materials and processing conditions required to produce paper that matches a sample of “unknown paper.” Prerequisite: PCE 404 and senior standing, or by permission of the instructor.
412/512 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3)
Advanced thermodynamics with emphasis in phase and chemical equilibrium. Thermodynamic relations and applications. Properties of ideal and non-ideal one-component and multi-component systems. Ideal and non-ideal phase equilibria. Phase diagrams. Design of equilibrium flash separators. Phase equilibria using equation of state. Chemical equilibrium. Optimum conditions for feasible reaction equilibria. Prerequisite: PCE/ MME 314 or permission of instructor.
414/514 Mass Transfer (3)
Continued study of unit operations, with emphasis on mass transfer and special problems. Steady and unsteady diffusion, convective mass transfer, absorption, scrubbing, and stripping. Humidification, psychometry, and drying. Multiple effect evaporators, cooling towers, packed towers, distillation. Prerequisite: grade of C- or better in PCE 403 and PCE/ MME 341.
415/515 Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design (3)
Chemical kinetics of homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions, kinetic theories, mechanism and modeling, reactor design, design of multiple reactions; temperature and pressure effects. Non-ideal reactors, survey of catalytic and biochemical reaction systems. Prerequisite: For PCE 415- PCE 204, PCE/ MME 313, 314, MTH 245.
416/516 Biochemical Engineering (3)
This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts concerning biochemical kinetics and bioreactors. In particular, this course will focus on enzymatic reactions and fermentations using genetically engineered organisms. Biochemical topics include overviews of cell structure, enzyme kinetics and cell growth kinetics. Engineering topics include: immobilization, fermentor design and sterilization processes. Prerequisites: PCE 204, MTH 245, CHM 332 or by permission of instructor.
417/517 Biomedical Engineering (3)
This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts in biomedical engineering with a special focus on chemical engineering applications. In particular, this course will focus on transport phenomena in biological systems, pharmacokinetics and tissue engineering. Engineering topics will also include discussions concerning the design of equipment and materials for, dialysis, oxygenation, artificial organs, and tissue engineering. Prerequisites: MTH 245, PCE 204, 414 or permission of instructor.
425/525 Surface and Colloid Science of Papermaking (3)
Covers basic concepts associated with papermaking process and properties of paper. Includes descriptions of basic colloid properties of fibers, fines, and other papermaking materials. Prerequisite: CHM 252 or grade of C- or better in CHM 231 or CHM 251.
441/541 Pollution Prevention in Environmental Management (3)
Provides understanding of how corporations respond to governmental regulation by setting up environmental management systems which employ the principles of pollution prevention. Engineering concepts such as material balances, energy balances, risk assessment, and life cycle assessment have impacted new process designs. In this course a basis for evolution and maturation of pollution prevention as a fundamental methodology to ensure compliance and economic sustainability of industrial processes will be provided. The understanding of the concepts of pollution will be demonstrated by participation in a class project sponsored by industry at one of their facilities. Prerequisites: PCE 204; and junior standing. Corequisites: PCE/ MME 341.
442/542 Air Pollution Control (3)
This course is an introduction to the formation and control of air pollutants, engineering theories and principles pertaining to the design of air pollution control operations, and environmental legislation pertaining to air. Solutions to environmental problems will be investigated, considering technical, economical and ethical aspects of engineering. Prerequisite: PCE 204, PCE/ MME 313, 314, and 341 or permission of the instructor.
450/550 Special Topics (1-5; maximum 20)
461/561 Coating Technology (3)
Methods used in coating paper and properties of coating formulation. Prerequisites: PCE 202, PCE/ MME 313.
MPC 471/472 Engineering Design I, II (1, 2)
Involves application and synthesis of accumulated knowledge in a major, open-ended, industrial research/design project. Critical elements of the design process and real world constraints (environmental impact, economical and social factors, marketability, ergonomics, safety, aesthetics, and ethics) are considered. Emphasis is placed on oral and written communication skills. Students from different academic backgrounds are assigned to multidisciplinary project teams in order to utilize their varied experiences, knowledge, learning styles, and skills to achieve a successful conclusion to each project. Prerequisite: senior standing or permission of instructor.
473/573 Chemical Process Design (3)
This is a project-based course in which chemical engineering technology, process simulation, and economic analyses are used to design chemical processes. The technical and economic aspects of equipment selection and design and alternative methods of operation will be covered. Prerequisite: PCE/ MME 341; PCE/ MME 314; PCE/ MME 313; and PCE 403.
482/582 Process Control (3)
Study of system dynamics and control schemes used for continuous processes. Block diagrams, steady-state and dynamic response, Laplace transforms, computer simulations and closed loop control. Stability, tuning, and controller synthesis. Prerequisite: grade of C- or better in PCE/ MME 313, 314, and MTH 245.
600 Graduate Seminar (1; maximum 6)
Required of all graduate students in residence. Student preparation and presentation of lectures on scientific and engineering topics related to thesis research areas. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
604 Process Analysis (3)
Study of the methods used in carrying out material and energy balance calculations with special emphasis on computer simulation techniques.
611 Transport Phenomena in Engineering (3)
Principles and mechanism of heat, mass and momentum transport. Development of generalized transport equations; macroscopic and microscopic balances; simultaneous heat and mass transfer. Analogy of mass, heat and momentum transfer. Prerequisites: PCE 403, 414 (or equivalent) and graduate standing or instructor approval.
612 Chemical Engineering Analysis (3)
Analytical considerations involving the construction and solutions of mathematical models of heat and mass transfer diffusion and convection, mass and energy balance, and simultaneous mass and heat transfer mechanisms relevant to catalysis and chemical reactor design. The analytical methods will cover the modeling of unsteady state engineering problems. Prerequisites: PCE 403, 415 (or equivalent) and graduate standing or permission of instructor.
613 Fluid Mechanics (3)
Introduction to unit operations as applied to paper industry with emphasis on fluid mechanics. Designed for graduate student with non-engineering background. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
620 Papermaking (1-4)
Study of papermaking process with emphasis on chemical and engineering principles involved. Students expected to study pertinent technical literature in addition to completing class assignments. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of chair.
621 Paper Physics (3)
Study of the fundamental factors that govern the physical, mechanical, transport, and optical properties of paper. Explore how materials, the papermaking process, and converting impact the performance of paper. Prerequisites: PCE 620 or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
630 Pulping (1-4)
Study of mechanical and chemical pulping processes with emphasis on chemical and engineering principles involved. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of chair.
690 Graduate Research (1-12)
Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of chair.
700 Research for Master’s Thesis (1-16)
710 Industrial Practicum (1-12)
Analysis and solution of an industrial problem.
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