Chemical Engineering Analysis I
Tu, Th 3:20–4:40 pm, SEC 117
Biomedical Engineering Building Rm 318
Tel: (732) 445-4500 x6318, Email: email@example.com
Office Hours: By appointment
Biomedical Engineering Building Rm 017
Tel: (732) 445-7061
Office Hours: Tu, Wed, Th 1:00-2:00 pm
Chemical Engineering Analysis I introduces concepts and methods of
fundamental importance to subsequent courses in the chemical engineering major and to the
practicing chemical engineer. We will focus on two key principles: 1) the conservation of mass, and
2) the conservation of energy. Application of these two principles is essential in the design and
analysis of chemical engineering systems. We will first consider basic units, variables and
conceptual representations used to describe chemical processes. We will then apply the
conservation of mass to chemical systems in the form of mass balances. The study of mass
balances will include systems in which chemical reactions are occurring as well as systems
containing multiple phases (gas, liquid) at thermodynamic equilibrium. Finally, we will incorporate the
conservation of energy in the form of energy balances to analyze chemical systems undergoing
heating, chemical reaction and/or phase change.
1. Develop the ability to identify and solve chemical engineering problems based on written
2. Understand and use process flowcharts in problem solving.
3. Understand, derive and solve steady-state material and energy balance equations.
4. Apply the following concepts within the context of material and energy balance problems:
Reactive systems – limiting and excess reactants, fractional conversion, extent of reaction,
yield and selectivity, combustion
Single-component phase equilibrium – vapor pressure, boiling point, triple point
Gas-liquid systems – Raoult’s Law, Henry’s Law, saturation, humidity, phase diagrams, bubble
point, dew point
Thermodynamic concepts – enthalpy, heat capacity, internal energy, adiabatic, isothermal,
heats of reaction
01:160:160 or 171; 01:640:152 or equivalent.