Chemical equilibria and kinetics of single and multiple reactions are analyzed. Conversion, yield, selectivity, and temperature and concentration history are studied in ideal plug flow, continuous stirred tank and batch reactors. The bases of reactor selection are developed. Rate expression for catalytic reactors are developed using L-H approach and applied to the design of fixed bed catalytic reactors.
A laboratory course designed to illustrate and apply chemical engineering fundamentals. The course covers a range of experiments involving mass, momentum and energy, transport processes and basic unit operations such as distillation, stripping and multi-phase catalytic reactions.
Senior Design (ChE 423, ChE 424) provides, over the course of two semesters, collaborative design experiences with a problems of industrial or societal significance. Projects can originate with an industrial sponsor, from an engineering project on campus, or from other industrial or academic sources. In all cases, a project is a capstone experience that draws extensively from the student's engineering and scientific background and requires independent judgments and actions. Advice from the faculty and industrial sponsors is made readily available. The projects generally involve a number of unit operations, a detailed economic analysis, simulation, use of industrial economic and process software packages, and experimentation and/or prototype construction. The economic thread initiated in Design VI is continued in the first semester of Senior Design (ChE 423) by close interaction on a project basis with E 421. Leadership and entrepreneurship are nourished throughout all phases of the project. The project goals are met stepwise, with each milestone forming a part of a final report with a common structure.
Additional options to students are as follows: (a) students wishing to complete a deeper Senior Design experience may complete a year-long project by registering for CHE 424 in the Fall and continue the project by registering for CHE 498 the following Spring; (b) students wishing to complete a process-design project (using the ASPEN computer-aided process design software tool) rather than a lab-based design experience. In both cases, students should consult with the instructor by the end of the semester before they wish to begin CHE 424.
Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Chemical Engineering / Nanotechnology
Research & Education
Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering) -1976 Stevens Institute of Technology
M.S. (Chemical Engineering) - 1972 Stevens Institute of Technology
B.S. (Chemical Engineering) - 1969 Robert College, Istanbul
Reaction Engineering and Catalysis
Achievements & Professional Societies
Patents & Inventions
"Hollow Fiber Contained Liquid Membrane Pervaporation for Removal of Volatile Organic Compounds from Aqueous Solutions", with K.K. Sirkar, S. Kovenklioglu, S. Majumdar, D. Yang and A. Sengupta, U.S. Patent # 5,637,224, June 10, 1997
"Disposal Method and Apparatus for Highly Toxic Chemicals by Chemcial Neutralization and Encapsulation", with D. M. Kalyon and S. Kovenklioglu, U.S. Patent # 5,584,071, December 10, 1996
"Method of Hydrodehalogenating Halogenated Organic Compounds in Aqueous Environmental Sources", with S. Kovenklioglu, E. N. Balko, J.B. Hoke, R.J. Farrauto and A. Gramiccioni, U.S. Patent #5,196,617, March 23, 1993
Y.-F. Su, H. Kim, S. Kovenklioglu, and W. Y. Lee. (2007). "Continuous Nanoparticle Production by Microfluidic-Based Emulsion, Mixing, and Crystallization", Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 180, 2625-2629.
R. Schefflan, S. Kovenklioglu, D. Kalyon, P. Redner, E. Heider. (Apr 27, 2006). "Mathematical Model for a Fed-Batch Crystallization Process", Journal of Energetic Materials, Taylor and Francis. 24 157-172.
R. Schefflan, S. Kovenklioglu, D. Kalyon, M. Leng, M. Mezger. (Apr 13, 2006). "Formation of Aluminum Nanoparticles upon Condensation from Vapor Phase", Taylor and Francis. 24 1-16.
H. Suwardie, R. Yazici and S. Kovenklioglu. (1998). "Capillary Flow Behavior of Microcrystalline Wax and Silicon Carbide Suspension", Journal of Material Science, 33 5059 -5066.
Z. Cao, S. Kovenklioglu, D.M. Kalyon and R. Yazici. (1997). "Dissolution Study of BAMO/AMMO Thermoplastic Elastomer for the Recycling and Recovery of Energetic Materials", Journal of Energetic Materials, 15 (2&3), 73.
D. M. Kalyon and S. Kovenklioglu. (1995). "Disposal of Chemical Munitions Using Concomitant Neutralization, Gelation and Encapsulation", Journal of Energetic Materials, 13 (165).
D. Yang, S. Majumdar, S. Kovenklioglu and K.K. Sirkar. (1995). "Hollow Fiber Contained Liquid Membrane Pervaporation System for the Removal of Toxic Organics from Wastewater", Journal of Membrane Science, (103), 195.
S. Kovenklioglu, J. Cao, D.Shah, R.J. Farrauto and E.N. Balko. (1992). "Direct Catalytic Hydrodechlorination of Toxic Organics in Wastewater", AIChE Journal, 38 (7), 1003-1012.
H. Suwardie, D.M. Kalyon and S. Kovenklioglu. (1991). "Thermal Behavior and Curing Kinetics of Polycarbosilane", Journal of Applied Polymer Sciences, (42), 1087-1095.
Y. Zhou and S. Kovenklioglu. (2004). "Batch Crystallization of Triclosan", Chemical Engineering Communications, 191 749-766.
M. Rege, R. Yazici, D.M. Kalyon, E. Birinci and S. Kovenklioglu. (1998). "Elastomeric Coating of Filler Powders by Slurry Precipitation", SPE ANTEC Technical Papers, 830.
J.A. Akyurtlu (Hampton University) and S. Kovenklioglu. (1998). "Catalytic Oxidation of Phenol in Aqueous Solutions", Catalysis Today, 40 343-352.
R. Yazici, S. Railkar, A. Lawal, Z. Cao, E. Kucukpinar and S. Kovenklioglu. (Jun 1998). "Introduction of Recycling Technologies to Production of Propellants, Explosives and Pyrotechnics", ONR publication.
Z. Cao, S. Kovenklioglu, D.M. Kalyon and R. Yazici. (1998). "Experimental Investigation and Modeling of the Dissolution of Polymers and Filled Polymers", Polymer Engineering and Science, 38 (1), 90-100.
Z. Cao, S. Kovenklioglu, R. Yazici and D.M. Kalyon. (1997). "Dissolution Rates of Oxetane Thermoplastic Elastomer for Dissolution Based Recycling of Elastomeric Formulations", SPE ANTEC Technical Papers, 43 3104.
P.T.Connor, S. Kovenklioglu and D.M. Shelly. (1991). "Diffuse Reflectance FT-IR Studies on the Role of Catalyst Support on Selectivity in Ethylene Oxidation", Applied Catalysis, 71 (2), 247-263.
H. Yao, S. Kovenklioglu and D.M. Kalyon. (1990). "Pore Formation in the Pyrolysis of Polymers to Ceramics", Chem. Eng. Communications, (96), 155-175.
P.J. Ledoux and S. Kovenklioglu. (1990). "Transient Study of Cyclohexane Dehydrogenation in a CSTR - II", Chemical Eng. Communications, (95), 131-143.
P. Redner, R. Yazici, D. M. Kalyon and S. Kovenklioglu. (Nov 1999). "Recrystallization of 2,2-Dipyridylamine
", AIChE 4th Topical Conference on Separations Science and Technology.
Z. Cao, S. Kovenklioglu, D.M. Kalyon and R. Yazici. (1996). "Polymer Dissolution Experiment for Chemical Engineering Laboratory", American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference Proceedings.
S. Kovenklioglu, Z. Cao, G. Yu and R.J. Farrauto. (1995). "Three Phase Hydrodechlorination Reactors for Unit Operations Laboratory", ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings.
D. M. Kalyon, Y.N. Chiou, S. Kovenklioglu and A. Bouaffar. (1994). "High Pressure Polymerization of Ethylene and Rheological Behavior of Polyethylene Product", Polymer Eng. and Science, (33), 804-814.