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CHE 342: Mass and Heat Transfer

Course #: CHE 342 (4 credits)

Course Title: Mass & Heat Transfer

Terms Offered: Fall

Prerequisites: CHE 230: Introduction to Material and Energy Balances, CHE 341: Fluid Mechanics, Math 216: Introduction to Differential Equations

Textbooks/Required Materials: Welty, Wicks, Wilson, Rorrer, Fundamentals of Momentum, Heat, and Mass Transfer, 6th ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014.  ISBN:  0-470-50481-1

Instructor: Liu, Kamcev

Cognizant Faculty: Kamcev, Lesher-Pérez, Lindsey, Liu, Nikolla

Faculty Approval: 2022-08-24

CoE Bulletin Description:

Theories and applications of mass and heat transport phenomena. Fick’s law and Fourier’s Law.  Steady and unsteady diffusion and conduction.  Mass and heat transfer coefficients. Simultaneous momentum and mass/heat transfer. Heat exchangers.  Condensation and boiling.  Radiation, Kirchoff’s law and view factors. Ion diffusion in solution. Mass transfer in polymer membranes.

Course Topics: (number of hours in parentheses)

  1. Heat/mass/momentum transfer analogies (1)
  2. Mass transfer mechanisms (2)
  3. Mass balance equations (2)
  4. Mass transfer by diffusion (6) and convection (3)
  5. Mass transfer with chemical reaction (2)
  6. Mass transfer equipment (1)
  7. Heat transfer mechanisms (2)
  8. Energy balance equations (2)
  9. Heat transfer by conduction (5), convection (3) and radiation (2)
  10. Heat transfer equipment (2)

Course Structure/Schedule: Lecture: 3 per week @ 1 hour; Discussion: 1 per week @ 1 hour

Course Objectives: Links shown in brackets are to course outcomes that satisfy these objectives. 

  1. Teach students heat and mass transfer principles required to be an effective chemical engineer [a-e]
  2. Highlight relationships between heat, mass, and momentum transport [a,b]
  3. Encourage creativity in problem solving [d]
  4. Introduce students to heat and mass transfer equipment [a-d]
  5. Assist students in developing the ability to make engineering judgments, including judgements regarding process safety. [d]

Course Outcomes: Links shown in brackets are to ABET student outcomes 1-7.

A. Ability to solve problems involving steady and unsteady heat conduction, convection, and radiation. [1]

B. Ability to solve problems involving mass transfer due to diffusion, chemical reaction, and convection [1]

C. Ability to size some basic heat and mass transfer equipment [2]

D. Ability to apply engineering judgment including an appreciation of cost and safety [1,3,4]

E. Ability to solve mass transfer problems involving biological and environmental systems [1]

Assessment Tools: Links shown in brackets are to course outcomes.

  1. Weekly homework problems [a-e]
  2. Quizzes [a-e]
  3. Final examination [a-e]
  4. Open-ended problems [a-e]
  5. Class Project [a-e]