Unit Operations I, ChE 160A, Spring, 2010
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San José State University
Department of Chemical Engineering
CHE 160A01: Unit Operations 1
Spring 2010
Instructor:
Gregory L Young
Office Location:
Engineering Building E385G
Telephone:
(408) (924 3945)
Email:
[email protected]
Office Hours:
M 1300 1500, T 13001400, W 13001500, Th 10001200
Class Days/Time:
Lecture:
MW 730845
Lab:
T 7301015
Classroom:
Lecture:
E303
Lab:
E311
Prerequisites:
CHE 190:
Intro: Transport Phenomena
CHE 115:
Chemical Calculations
Faculty Web Page
Copies of the course materials such as the syllabus, major assignment handouts, etc. may
be found on the Blackboard site TBD.
Course Description
Materials transportation, fluid metering, mixing, sedimentation, filtration, heat exchange
and evaporation; types of equipment used and numerous practical applications.
Introduction to transport theory.
Course Goals and Student Learning Objectives
Objective:
Introduce students to the unit operations common to momentum and energy transport
such as:
1.
Materials Transport.
2.
Fluid flow and metering.
3.
Sedimentation/Filtration
4.
Heat Exchangers.
5.
Introduction to transport theory.
In addition to these unit operation students will be introduced to basic numerical
techniques
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Course Content Learning Outcomes
1.
Apply the conservation of mass law to a system.
2.
Apply the conservation of momentum law to a system.
3.
Apply the conservation of energy law to a system.
4.
Apply the ideal gas law.
5.
Calculate the pressure drop in a manometer.
6.
Calculate the kinetic energy coefficient.
7.
Calculate individual components of the total head loss in a pipe layout.
8.
Design a piping system based upon power, and economic constraints.
9.
Calculate the proper pump size for a process
10.
Determine appropriate pump for a specific application.
11.
Calculate the fluid flow rate given a characteristic pump curve.
12.
Calculate NPSH of a pump.
13.
Calculate the pressure drop and flow rate through a packed bed.
14.
Calculate the pressure drop and flow rate through a fluidized bed.
15.
Derive and apply the design equations for constant pressure filtration
16.
Calculate the terminal velocity of a spherical particle.
17.
Derive the terminal velocity equation for hindered settling
18.
Calculate the required power to mix a Newtonian fluid.
19.
Calculate operating parameters for scale up or down of a mixing process.
20.
Calculate the overall heat transfer coefficient for a shell and tube heat exchanger.
21.
Explain the difference between a singlepass, multiple pass and cross flow heat
exchanger.
22.
Calculate the area required for a singlepass, multiple pass or cross flow heat
exchanger using the LMTD method and effectiveness method.
23.
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