Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Charles H. Gooding, Ph.D., P.E.



Charles H. Gooding

Professor Emeritus, P.E.
Chemical Process Design, Analysis, Optimization, and Control
Phone: 864-656-2621
Office:  209 Earle Hall

charles gooding with studentEducation

Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 1979
M.S., Clemson University, 1972
B.S., Clemson University, 1970

Research Interests: Chemical Process Design, Analysis, Optimization and Control

Dr. Gooding's interests encompass chemical process design, analysis, optimization and control. His research and teaching activities range from analysis of microscopic transport phenomena to economic evaluation of full-scale chemical plants. He employs modeling and simulation tools as well as fundamental experiments to develop and improve chemical processes.   Recent research activities have related primarily to alternative energy sources and environmentally sustainable process operations.  Working under Department of Energy support he has conducted simulations and experimental verification studies on a chlorine scrubber for the mixed oxide nuclear waste conversion process and on chlorine reactions that are critical to several alternative, thermo-chemical cycles for hydrogen production.  He is currently working with the rendering industry on issues related to environmental and economic sustainability.

Selected Publications

Gooding, C. H., “The Carbon Footprint of Rendering Operations,” J. Industrial Ecology, 16(2), 223-230 (2012).

Gooding, C. H. "Analysis of Alternative Flow Sheets for the Hybrid Chlorine Cycle," Intl. J. Hydrogen Energy, 34, 4168-4178 (2009). 

Gooding, C. H. "Cooperative Work that Gets Sophomores on Board," Chem. Eng. Ed., 39, 128-132 (2005).

Perkins, D. M., D. A. Bruce, C. H. Gooding, and J. T. Butler,"An Automated Distillation Column for the Unit Operations Laboratory," Chem. Eng. Ed., 39, 104-108 (2005).

Attaway, H., Gooding, C. H., and Schmidt, M. G., "Comparison of microporous and non-porous membrane bioreactor systems for treatment of BTEX in vapor streams," J. Ind. Micro. and Biotech., 28, 245-251 (2002).

Attaway, H., Gooding, C. H., and Schmidt, M. G., "Biodegradation of BTEX Vapors in a Silicone Membrane Bioreactor System," J. Ind. Micro. and Biotech., 26, 316-325 (2001).

Beuscher, U., and C. H. Gooding, "The Influence of the Porous Support Layer of Composite Membranes on the Separation of Binary Gas Mixtures," J. Membrane Sci., 152, 99-116 (1999).

Beuscher, U., and C. H. Gooding, "The Permeation of Binary Gas Mixtures through Support Structures of Composite Membranes," J. Membrane Sci., 150, 57-73 (1998).