#### 1. Course number and name

CHME 102. Material Balances

#### 2. Credits and contact hours

3 credit hours = 45 contact hours per semester

#### 3. Instructor’s or course coordinator’s name

#### 4. Text book, title, author, and year

Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes, 4th edition, 2016. Felder, Rousseau and Bullard. Wiley and Sons.

Loose-leaf (binder-ready) ISBN: 978-1-118-43122-1

E-text: ISBN: 978-1-119-19023-3

Essential PTC MathCAD Prime 3.0 1st edition, 2013, Maxfield, Brent, Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0-124-10410-5

#### a. other supplemental materials

none

#### 5. Specific course information

** a. catalog description: ** Chemical Engineering basic problem-solving skills; unit conversions; elementary stoichiometry; material balances; sources of data.

** b. prerequisites:** MATH 190G, CHME 101

**CHEM 111/115**

*co-requisites:*** c. required, elective, or selected elective (as per Table 5-1):** required

#### 6. Specific goals for the course

**a.** The student will be able to…

- Describe careers that some chemical engineers pursue, and to describe to a high school student what a chemical engineer does;
- Use modern engineering tools (MathCAD®, and Excel) to solve basic engineering and math problems that are part of material balance calculations (plotting, use of arrays and matrices, simple programming operations, formulas);
- Generate two-dimensional plots, perform linear regression and solve systems of linear algebraic equations;
- Correctly implement engineering calculations: unit conversions; units of mass and weight, significant figures;
- Understand the importance of validating results;
- Convert between mass and mole fractions in a mixture;
- Explain the difference and convert between absolute and relative pressure and temperature scales;
- Draw and label a correct diagram (flowchart) given a problem statement;
- Choose a basis of calculation;
- Correctly perform a degree of freedom analysis;
- Analyze and solve elementary material balances on single and multi-unit process, for both nonreactive and reactive processes;
- Solve material balance calculations with: recycle, purge, fractional conversion of the limiting reactant, percentage excess of a reactant, yield and selectivity, dry-basis composition, theoretical air and percent excess air;
- Use equations of state for single-phase property calculations;
- Use “standard” volumes for gases;
- Calculate vapor pressures;
- Use Raoult’s and Henry’s law;
- Sketch a phase diagram; and
- Calculate bubble points and dew points for ideal solutions.

**b.** Criterion 3 Student Outcomes specifically addressed by this course are found in a mapping of outcomes against all CHME courses in the curriculum.

#### 7. Brief list of topics to be covered

- What Some Chemical Engineers Do for A Living-Chpt. 1
- Introduction to Engineering Calculations-Chpt, 2
- Excel basics: cells, arrays, plotting, using a spreadsheet
- MathCAD® basics: unit conversions, plotting, problem solving
- MATLAB® basics: problem solving, arrays, matrices
- Process and process variables-Chpt. 3
- Fundamentals of Material Balances-Chpt. 4
- Single-Phase Systems-Chpt. 5
- Multiphase Systems-Chpt. 6

#### Common Syllabus Addendum

The NMSU Department of Chemical Engineering maintains a syllabus addendum containing course requirements common to all courses with the CH E prefix online. This document is accessible from the URL: http://chme.nmsu.edu/academics/syllabi/chme-common-syllabus-addendum/