StreamsamplingThe chemical processing area of specialization focuses on courses in Chemical Engineering. Environmental engineers trained in this area emphasize waste minimization during chemical processing, such as petroleum refining. They also have expertise in reactor designs to treat wastes from chemical processing industries, such as pharmaceuticals and plastics.

Environmental Engineering Technical Electives (upper-division)

Students select at least Two courses from this list (or a second from list A, no double counting). Faculty can petition to add additional courses.
(these CHEN courses also require CHEN 3200 Fluids & 3320 Thermo, or permission)

  • CHEN 4521 Physical Chemistry for Engineers (3 credits, S prereq: APPM 2350 and CHEN 1211; co-req APPM 2360)
  • 1CHEN 3220 Chemical Engineering Separations and Mass Transfer (3 credits, S, prereqs: CHEN 3200 and CHEN 3320)
  • CHEN 4330 Chemical Engineering Reaction Kinetics (3 credits, S; prerequisites: CHEN 3320 and APPM 2360)

1 Also on List A

You may want to consider getting a minor in chemistry. See details of the chemistry minor here. 

Examples of Companies that Hire specialists in environmental Chemical Processing are: