Course Description

CPE 501 – Transport Phenomena

Review of Momentum Transfer, Macroscopic balance (Bernoulli Equation), Momentum Transport with two independent variables , Non-Newtonian flow, Viscosity and Elasticity, Linear viscoelasticity, Large deformation.

CPE 502 – Advanced Unit Operations

Multicomponent diffusion, Stephan-Maxwell equation, Extension to Multicomponent distillation and adsorption, Interphase Transport in Muti-component system, Interphase Energy Transport, Solidification (Diffusion and Cooling) Mullins-Sekka stability

CPE 503 – Modeling and Simulation of Chemical and Petrochemical Processes

The first part of this course will include revision and completion of the math required in the following topics: numerical methods, linear and nonlinear system analysis, finite element analysis, chaos, Markov chain, Monte Carlo with the use of the a selected software (Matlab, simulink, Berkeley Madonna, Comsol…) The second part will include the Modelling fundamentals in chemical and petrochemicals engineering and formulation of dynamic model with examples in the equations of state, steady and unsteady mass, energy and momentum balances, chemical kinetics, multistage modelling. Project: The student(s) to select a chemical process, and present a model that simulate the process with the aid of a computer software with a certain level of complexity that is chosen by the instructor.

CPE 504 – Electrochemical Methods in Chemical and Petrochemical Industries:

Revision on the principles of electrochemistry and application of electrochemical equilibria, kinetics, and transport processes. Technical electrolysis; organic and inorganic synthesis. Electrochemical energy conversion. Application of electrochemistry in corrosion protection in chemical and petrochemical plants.

CPE 505 – Advanced Separation Technologies

Separation processes used for the preparation of raw materials for processing, purification of products and protection of the environment.
The course includes examples of the different technologies used in industries as well as the new technologies that are appearing in industries, e.g. Adsoprtion, Chromatography, Ion exchange, Multicomponent distillation systems, Micro-filtration, Ultra-filtration, membrane separations, Gas separations, oil/water separations, nanoparticle separations

CPE 506- Advanced Process Control

Interaction analysis: Process identifications, Relative Gain Array (RGA), Dynamic RGA,ط¢آ Internal Model Control, Multi-loop control, Multi-variable control, Plant wide control, Model Predictive Control, Project: Modeling and simulation of a multivariable chemical process, Design a multivariable control/multi-loop control by Simulink, Applications of SCADA systems to petrochemical processes

CPE 507- Nanotechnology in Chemical and Petrochemical Industries

Preparation of Nanomaterials, Characteristics of Nanomaterials, General Applications of nano-science and nano-technology in chemical and petrochemicals industries(Application in oil and gas refining, nano-membranes, nano-separators, nano-adsorbent, corrosion inhibitors, nano-additives for clean fuel, nano-materials from petrochemicals).

CPE508- Gas handling& Processing Engineering

Characterization of natural gas systems. Design of Gas separation and purification systems. Separators design and selection. Hydrate formation mechanisms, inhibition & dehydration, N.G. sweetening equipment sizing, selection and design. Gas liquefaction and its cycles design. Hydrocarbon recovery units, materials equipment performance and selection, Cold box design, Cryogenic liquid delivery systems design and LNG storage design.

CPE509 Analytical Instrumentation

Introduction, spectrometric instruments, separation instruments, imaging instruments, electrochemical instruments, other instruments. Applications of the analytical instruments in chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, calibrations, testing, and others.

CPE510 Petrochemical Industries

Raw materials for petrochemical industries, treatment of petroleum products, preparation and manufacture of gas and liquid hydrocarbons, separation methods of hydrocarbons, production of basic petrochemical materials, preparation of methanol, alcohols and ammonia, production of detergents, plastics and synthetic rubber.

CPE 601- Advanced Chemical Reactions and Reactor Design

This course covers chemical reaction kinetics including transition state theories, molecular beam scattering, classical techniques, Quantum and statistical mechanical estimation of rate constants, pressure dependence and chemical activation, modeling complex reaction mixtures and uncertainties / sensitivity. Fixed bed catalytic reactor design, Fluidized bed reactors, multiphase reactors, Axial and Radial Dispersion/temperature, variations in tubular reactors.

CPE602- Advanced Polymerization Engineering

Polymerization Reaction Engineering : Mechanisms and Kinetics of Polymerization, Rheology and Polymeric Systems , Unit Operations in Polymer Industries, Polymer formulations and additives: Polymer Assemblies, Polymer Auxiliares, Processing Engineering, Specialty and Engineering Polymers, Biopolymers,

CPE603- Process Optimization

Basic concepts of optimization, Unconstrained multivariable optimization (Grid search, Simplex method, Steepest descent search, Conjugate gradient method, Newton‘s method), Lagrange’s method of undetermined multipliers , Application of unconstrained multivariable optimization (Optimal design of unit operation, etc.), Linear programming and applications (Production planning problem), Nonlinear programming (Successive linear programming, Excel solver), Mixed integer programming and application (B&B method, Scheduling problem), Heuristic search methods (Simulated Annealing, Tabu search, Genetic algorithm).

CPE 604- Catalysis Engineering and Design

Homogeneous and Heterogeneous catalytic reactions and mechanisms and related industrial processes New applications of catalysts; fuel cells, gas sensors, photo catalytic reactions, Preparation of catalysts; sol-gel process, impregnation, co precipitation, Support and wash coating, Characterization of catalysts, Advanced catalysis applications in Petroleum/Petrochemical industries, Planning, development and testing of catalysts; kinetic modeling, statistical test planning and optimization.

CPE605- Particle Science and Handling Engineering

Characterization of particle (average size, distribution), Measurement of fine particle distribution (micro/nano), Modeling of particle movement (DEM equation), Particle Simulation: Project of particle simulation, Agglomeration, dispersion, coalescence, coagulation, Unit operation handling particle, Filtering, drying, crushing, cyclone, Extension to Nano-particle technology, sedimentation and centrifugation.

CPE606- Biochemical Engineering

Enzyme catalysis, Microbial growth, Bioreactor design and analysis, Transport processes, aeration and agitation., Product recovery, Microbial interaction, With example in Applied & Industrial Microbiology, Fermentation Technology, Enzymology, Biocatalysis and Pollution Control.

CPE607- Pollution control in Chemical and Petrochemical Industries

Primary focus is on the control and treatment of inorganic and organic waste from chemical process industries. Waste minimization methods with specific examples such as rinse water circuit design. Principles and design of treatment methods: chemical treatment, precipitation, biofiltration, adsorption and absorption, sedimentation, coagulation and flocculation, ion exchange and membrane separation. Treatment of organic aqueous waste. Overview of NOx and SOxcontrol. Indoor air quality assessment techniques.

CPE608 – Micro-chemistry and Micro-chemical Engineering

Feature of miniaturization, Mass and heat transfer in micro channels, Micro mixer and effect of mixing on selectivity, Micro heat exchanger and effect of temperature control on selectivity, Micro reactor and effect of residence time on selectivity, Design and operation of micro chemical plant, Reaction systems suitable for micro chemical plant .

CPE701 – Project-Based Learning in Chemical and Petrochemical Engineering

Students participate in Project-Based Learning activities in new advanced topics related to the field of research, suggested by one or more faculty staff members..

CPE702 – Seminars on Advanced Catalysis Applications in Petrochemical industries

Ph.D. students participate in predetermined series of research seminars conducted by specialists in different advanced research topics in the fields of Catalysis. The student’s evaluation is based on his understanding of the presented topics.

CPE703 – Seminars on Advanced Nanotechnology in Chemical/Petrochemical Processes

Series of research seminars conducted by Ph.D. students and based on self-learning and presentations of new advanced topics in Nanotechnology applications in Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering, selected by professors specialized in those topics. The student’s evaluation is based on his understanding of the presented topics and presentations skills.

CPE704 – Seminars on Applied Recycling technologies in Petrochemical Industries

Series of research seminars conducted by Ph.D. students and based on presentations of recent Journals papers in advanced research topics in Recycling technologies related to students’ Thesis themes. The student’s evaluation is based on his understanding of the presented topics and presentations skills.

CPE705 – Seminars on Polymer Processing Processes

Ph.D. students participate in predetermined series of research seminars conducted by specialists in different advanced research topics in the fields of polymer processing including Compounding. The student’s evaluation is based on his understanding of the presented topics.

CPE706 – Seminars on Electrochemistry Applications in Industry

Series of research seminars conducted by Ph.D. students and based on self-learning and presentations of new advanced topics.

CPE801 – M.Sc. Thesis

CPE802 – Ph.D. Thesis

M.Sc. Complementary Courses:

Course Description

CPE450- Process Plant Design

Introduction to process design and engineering data. Applications of chemical engineering principles to the design of a chemical plant. Industrial safety basis, site location and plant layout. Detailed design procedure for selected equipment e.g. distillation columns, Reactors, Extractors, liquid mixing systems, gravity settlers, pumps and compressors.

CPE451- Chemical Process Principles

Principles of material balance calculations, degrees of freedom analysis, Batch and continuous, steady flow and unsteady process, reactive and non reactive systems for single unit and multi unit process, process with recycle and by-pass with or without purge material balance, single phase systems, and multiphase systems. Energy balance on closed & open systems and the steady flow energy equation. Energy balance on non reactive processes, energy balance for mixing and dissolution process , energy balance on reactive process , heat of reaction measurements and calculation of heat of reaction , Hess`s law, formation reaction and heat of formation &heat of combustion

CPE452: Instrumental Analysis

Identification and assay of a material or its components. Chemical analysis in health services, agriculture and food production, environmental protection, criminology, etc. Quantitative analysis stressed classical analytical techniques, instrumental analysis examines the use of modern analytical methods. Use of modern instrumentation. Understanding of modern analytical instrumentation. Understanding of instrument design and construction operate a variety of analytical instrumentation.

CPE453: Organic Chemistry

Survey of aliphatic and aromatic organic chemistry, with emphasis on reactions from both a synthetic and mechanistic. Aromatic compounds, phenols and aryl halides delocalized chemical bonding; aldehydes and ketones; amines; carboxylic acids and their derivatives; lipids such as fatty acids and triglycerides; and carbohydrates.

CPE454: Physical Chemistry

Fundamental principles and theories with special emphasis on chemical calculations. The gases and gas laws, kinetic molecular theory, atomic structures, and the periodic table, acids and bases, equilibrium, chemical kinetics, thermochemistry, electrochemistry and radiochemistry.

CPE455: Thermodynamics (1)

Heat and work, processes and cycles, temperature and zeroth law of thermodynamics. Energy Transfer. First law of Thermodynamics. Properties of pure substance. Energy Analysis of closed system. Mass and Energy Analysis of control volumes, The second law of Thermodynamics., Entropy , Reversible steady flow work, Entropy balance, Exergy , The second law efficiency.

CPE 456: Thermodynamics (2)

Gas Power cycles , Vapor Power cycles, The Rankine cycle, The Reheat Rankine Cycle, The Regenerative Rankine Cycle. The second law Analysis of vapor cycles. Combined Gas –Vapor power cycles .Cogeneration. Refrigeration cycles, Thermodynamic property relations, Gas mixtures

Mathematics Courses:

Course Description

MTH 501- Advanced Mathematics and Statistics I

Selected topics in mathematics and statistics and/or probability theory as per the requirements of each graduate school.

MTH 601 – Advanced Mathematics and Statistics II

Selected topics in mathematics and statistics and/or probability theory as per the requirements of each graduate school.