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CH E243 Engineering Thermodynamics Course Page

Description: An introduction to the first and second laws of thermodynamics. Prerequisites: MATH 101.

CH E243A Engineering Thermodynamics Course Page

Description: An introduction to the first and second laws of thermodynamics. Prerequisites: MATH 101.

CH E243B Engineering Thermodynamics Course Page

Description: An introduction to the first and second laws of thermodynamics. Prerequisites: MATH 101.

CH E312 Fluid Mechanics Course Page

Description: Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluid behavior; hydrostatics; buoyancy, application of Bernoulli and momentum equations; frictional losses through pipes, ducts, and fittings; pipe networks; pumps; drag on submerged bodies and flow through porous media. Prerequisites: CH E 243 EN PH 131 and MATH 209. Corequisite: MATH 201.

CH E312A Fluid Mechanics Course Page

Description: Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluid behavior; hydrostatics; buoyancy, application of Bernoulli and momentum equations; frictional losses through pipes, ducts, and fittings; pipe networks; pumps; drag on submerged bodies and flow through porous media. Prerequisites: CH E 243 EN PH 131 and MATH 209. Corequisite: MATH 201.

CH E312B Fluid Mechanics Course Page

Description: Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluid behavior; hydrostatics; buoyancy, application of Bernoulli and momentum equations; frictional losses through pipes, ducts, and fittings; pipe networks; pumps; drag on submerged bodies and flow through porous media. Prerequisites: CH E 243 EN PH 131 and MATH 209. Corequisite: MATH 201.

CH E314 Heat Transfer Course Page

Description: Principles of conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer. Design and performance analysis of thermal systems based on these principles. Prerequisites: MATH 201, CH E 312. Corequisite: CH E 374.

CH E314A Heat Transfer Course Page

Description: Principles of conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer. Design and performance analysis of thermal systems based on these principles. Prerequisites: MATH 201, CH E 312. Corequisite: CH E 374.

CH E314B Heat Transfer Course Page

Description: Principles of conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer. Design and performance analysis of thermal systems based on these principles. Prerequisites: MATH 201, CH E 312. Corequisite CH E 374.

CH E316 Equilibrium Stage Process Course Page

Description: Design of separation processes with emphasis on the equilibrium stage concept, distillation, absorption and extraction. Prerequisites: CH E 343, 314. Corequisite: CH E 318. Credit may not be obtained in this course if previous credit has been obtained for CH E 416.

CH E318 Mass Transfer Course Page

Description: Molecular and turbulent diffusion; mass transfer coefficients; mass transfer equipment design including absorption and cooling towers, adsorption and ion exchange. Prerequisites: CME 265, CH E 312 and 343. Corequisite: CH E 314. Credit may not be obtained in this course if previous credit has been obtained for CH E 418.

CH E318A Mass Transfer Course Page

Description: Molecular and turbulent diffusion; mass transfer coefficients; mass transfer equipment design including absorption and cooling towers, adsorption and ion exchange. Prerequisites: CME 265, CH E 312 and 343. Corequisite: CH E 314. Credit may not be obtained in this course if previous credit has been obtained for CH E 418.

CH E318B Mass Transfer Course Page

Description: Molecular and turbulent diffusion; mass transfer coefficients; mass transfer equipment design including absorption and cooling towers, adsorption and ion exchange. Prerequisites: CME 265, CH E 312 and 343. Corequisite: CH E 314. Credit may not be obtained in this course if previous credit has been obtained for CH E 418.

CH E343 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics Course Page

Description: Thermodynamics of non-ideal gases and liquids; vapour-liquid equilibrium, thermodynamics of chemical processes and multicomponent systems. Prerequisite: CH E 243. Corequisite: CME 265.

CH E345 Chemical Reactor Analysis I Course Page

Description: Kinetics of chemical reactions and design of ideal chemical reactors. Prerequisites: CME 265, CH E 343 and 374. Credit may not be obtained in this course if previous credit has been obtained for CH E 434.

CH E345A Chemical Reactor Analysis I Course Page

Description: Kinetics of chemical reactions and design of ideal chemical reactors. Prerequisites: CME 265, CH E 343 and 374. Credit may not be obtained in this course if previous credit has been obtained for CH E 434.

CH E345B Chemical Reactor Analysis I Course Page

Description: Kinetics of chemical reactions and design of ideal chemical reactors. Prerequisites: CME 265, CH E 343 and 374. Credit may not be obtained in this course if previous credit has been obtained for CH E 434.

CH E351 Chemical Engineering Laboratory Course Page

Description: Technical report writing; thermodynamics, material, and energy balances, and calibration experiments. Prerequisites: ENGL 199 or equivalent, CME 265 and CH E 243. Corequisite: CH E 312.

CH E358 Process Data Analysis Course Page

Description: Statistical analysis of process data from chemical process plants and course laboratory experiments. Topics covered include least squares regression, analysis of variance, propagation of error, and design of experiments. Prerequisites: CH E 351 and STAT 235. Corequisites: CH E 314 and 345.

CH E358A Process Data Analysis Course Page

Description: Statistical analysis of process data from chemical process plants and course laboratory experiments. Topics covered include least squares regression, analysis of variance, propagation of error, and design of experiments. Prerequisites: CH E 351 and STAT 235. Corequisites: CH E 314 and 345.

CH E358B Process Data Analysis Course Page

Description: Statistical analysis of process data from chemical process plants and course laboratory experiments. Topics covered include least squares regression, analysis of variance, propagation of error, and design of experiments. Prerequisites: CH E 351 and STAT 235. Corequisites: CH E 314 and 345.

CH E374 Computational Methods in Engineering Course Page

Description: Formulation and solution of chemical and materials engineering problems; solution of systems of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations; numerical interpolation, differentiation and integration; numerical solution of ordinary and partial differential equations. Prerequisites: ENCMP 100 (or equivalent). MATH 102, 201 and 209.

CH E416 Equilibrium Stage Processes Course Page

Description: Design of separation processes with emphasis on the equilibrium stage concept, distillation, absorption and extraction. Prerequisites: CH E 343, 314. Corequisite: CH E 318. Credit may not be obtained in this course if previous credit has been obtained for CH E 316.

CH E420 Mixing in the Process Industries Course Page

Description: Design and operation of mixing equipment in the process industries. Process results ranging from blending, solids suspension, and gas dispersion to reactor design and heat transfer will be covered. Emphasis is on application of the fundamentals of chemical engineering. Laminar and turbulent regimes, stirred tanks and static mixers, and other specialized applications will be discussed. Credit cannot be obtained in this course if credit has already been obtained in CH E 520. Corequisite: CH E 464.

CH E435 Oilsands Engineering Design Course Page

Description: Integration of chemical engineering practice, theory and economics into capital project proposal, sustainable design and evaluation. Course work requires pre-session preparation, team and project work. Prerequisites: CH E 445, 446, 464, and ENGG 404. Registration restricted to students in the Oil Sands Elective.

CH E445 Chemical Reactor Analysis II Course Page

Description: Analysis and design of non-ideal chemical reactors for industrial product synthesis. Prerequisites: CH E 314, 318 and 345.

CH E446 Process Dynamics and Control Course Page

Description: Introduction to process modeling and transient response analysis; design and analysis of feedback systems; stability analysis; process control applications; process control using digital computers. Prerequisites: CME 265, MATH 201 and 209. Corequisite: CH E 312.

CH E448 Process Control for Mechanical Engineers Course Page

Description: Introduction to systems modeling and transient response analysis with an emphasis on mechanical engineering applications; design and analysis of feedback systems; stability analysis; feedforward control; process control applications. Prerequisites: MATH 201 or equivalent, MATH 209, and MEC E 330 or MEC E 331. Corequisite: MEC E 370 or MEC E 371. Restricted to students registered in the Mechanical Engineering program. Credit may not be obtained in this course if previous credit has been obtained for CH E 446.

CH E454 Chemical Engineering Project Laboratory Course Page

Description: Experiments in kinetics and mass transfer. Prerequisites: CH E 318, 345, 358, and 416.

CH E464 Chemical Engineering Design I Course Page

Description: Engineering design concepts; cost estimation; project planning and scheduling; plant safety and hazards analysis; selected project design examples. Prerequisites: CH E 314, 345, 316 or 416, and ENG M 310 or 401. Corequisite: ENGG 404. Credit may not be obtained in this course if previous credit has been obtained for CH E 365.

CH E465 Chemical Engineering Design II Course Page

Description: Integration of chemical engineering practice, theory and economics into capital project proposal, sustainable design and evaluation. Course work requires pre-session preparation, team and project work. Prerequisites: CH E 446, 464, and ENGG 404.

CH E472 Modelling Process Dynamics Course Page

Description: Mechanistic and empirical modelling of process dynamics; continuous- and discrete-time models; model fitting and regression analysis. Corequisites: CH E 314, 318 and 345. Credit cannot be obtained in this course if previous credit has been obtained for CH E 572.

CH E484 Introduction to Biochemical Engineering Course Page

Description: Physical and chemical properties of cells, tissues, and biological fluids, engineering analysis or processes such as cell growth and fermentation, purification of products. Prerequisites: CME 265 or BIOL 107, Credit may not be obtained in this course if previous credit has been obtained for CH E 390.

CH E485 Fuel Cells and Their Applications Course Page

Description: Introduction to principles of operation of fuel cells and their applications; historical and environmental perspectives; elementary electrochemistry, types of fuel cell - fuels, membranes and liquid ion conductors, operating conditions; factors affecting performance; applications as standing engines and mobile power sources. Limited to 3rd/4th year undergraduate students in engineering. Prerequisites: CH E 343, MAT E 202 or equivalent and MATH 201 or consent of Instructor.

CH E494 Special Topics in Chemical Engineering Course Page

Description: Treatment of selected chemical engineering special topics of current interest to staff and students.

CH E496 Special Topics in Process Dynamics and Control Course Page

Description: Treatment of selected topics in process dynamics and control. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

CH E512 Introduction to Fluid-Particle Systems Course Page

Description: Unit operations studied in this course include: settlers, thickeners, centrifuges, slurry pipelines and flotation columns. Course topics will also include: one dimensional homogeneous and multiphase flows, sedimentation and fluidization of multi-species systems, and drift flux theory. Prerequisite: CH E 312.

CH E522 Fundamentals of Oil Sands Upgrading Course Page

Description: Introduction to the physical, chemical and engineering principles required for the design and operation of plants used for the upgrading of heavy oils and bitumens. Prerequisite: CH E 345.

CH E534 Fundamentals of Oilsands Extraction Course Page

Description: Application of fluid mechanics, interfacial phenomena and colloid science to bitumen extraction. Prerequisites: CH E 312 and 314.

CH E573 Digital Signal Processing for Chemical Engineers Course Page

Description: Time and frequency domain representation of signals; Fourier Transform; spectral analysis of data; analysis of multivariate data; treatment of outliers and missing values in industrial data; filter design. Prerequisites: CH E 358 and 446.

CH E576 Intermediate Process Control Course Page

Description: Digital and multivariable process control techniques; discrete-time analysis of dynamic systems; digital feedback control; Kalman filter and linear quadratic optimal control; model predictive control. Prerequisite: CH E 446 or equivalent.

CH E582 Introduction to Biomaterials Course Page

Description: Survey of materials intended for biological applications; biomaterials-related biological phenomena (protein adsorption, blood coagulation and cell adhesion); biomaterials for engineering of blood vessel, bone and skin tissues. Two fundamental engineering philosophies will be stressed: structure-function relationship and purposeful manipulation for a desired outcome. Prerequisite: BIOL 107 or BME 210 or CH E 484 or consent of Instructor.

CH E583 Surfaces and Colloids Course Page

Description: Interactions between fluid phases and solids; micelles; electrokinetic phenomena; adsorption isotherms; applications to industrial processes. Prerequisite: CH E 343. Credit cannot be obtained in this course if previous credit has been obtained for CH E 436.

CH E584 Molecular Sieve Technology Course Page

Description: Structures and properties of molecular sieves and related materials. Applications of molecular sieves in separation processes based on molecular size differences as well as thermodynamic interactions between active surfaces and adsorbates. Molecular sieves in purification processes based on cationic exchange reactions and selective adsorption. Molecular sieves as catalysts. Prerequisites: CHEM 105 and CH E 243.

CH E610 Computational Transport Phenomena Course Page

Description: Solutions of the transport equations of momentum, mass and energy. Transport processes are reviewed but emphasis is placed on the numerical solution of the governing differential equations. Different solution methodologies and software are presented.

CH E611 Advanced Transport Phenomena Course Page

Description: Transport expressions for physical properties are combined with conservation laws to yield generalized equations used to solve a variety of engineering problems in fluid mechanics, and heat and mass transfer; steady-state and transient cases; special topics in non-Newtonian flow and forced diffusion.

CH E614 Fluid-Particle Systems and Applications Course Page

Description: Fundamental physical laws governing the behaviour of fluidparticle systems. Particle agglomeration and non-Newtonian pipeline flows; flow through porous media; particle settling; multiparticle drag relationships; particle interactions in dense, coarse particle slurry flows; flowing granular solids. Application of the physical laws in paste or thickened tailings pipelining; horizontal oil well production; oil sand hydrotransport; and bulk solids handling.

CH E617 Colloids and Interfaces Course Page

Description: Emphasis is on the basics of colloid and interfacial phenomena. Aimed at upper level and graduate students in chemical and mineral engineering, chemistry and geochemistry with an interest in application to the energy sector, mineral processing, materials handling, and chemical industry.

CH E620 Mixing in the Process Industries Course Page

Description: Design and operation of mixing equipment in the process industries. Process results ranging from blending, solids suspension, and gas dispersion to reactor design and heat transfer will be covered. Laminar and turbulent regimes, stirred tanks and static mixers, and other specialized applications will be discussed. The course integrates fundamental chemical engineering concepts with equipment design, mixing theory, and turbulence theory. Credit cannot be obtained in this course if credit was previously obtained in CH E 420 or CH E 520.

CH E624 Advanced Thermodynamics Course Page

Description: Principles of thermodynamics; properties of homogeneous fluid phases; phase and chemical equilibria; application to industrial problems.

CH E625 Advanced Macroscopic and Statistical Thermodynamics Course Page

Description: Advanced topics in macroscopic thermodynamics and fundamentals of statistical thermodynamics. Thermodynamics of composite systems including surface thermodynamics and thermodynamics in fields. Introduction to quantum mechanics. Principles of statistical thermodynamics. Construction of partition functions and calculations of basic thermodynamic properties for several fundamental systems. Applications will include properties of ideal gases, ideal solids and adsorbed gases.

CH E634 Advanced Chemical Reactor Design Course Page

Description: Design of homogeneous and heterogeneous reactors for isothermal and non-isothermal operation; analysis of rate data; transport processes in heterogeneous catalytic systems.

CH E645 Heterogeneous Catalysis and Reactor Analysis Course Page

Description: Principles of heterogeneous catalysis and reactor analysis with emphasis on industrial catalytic reactions; characterization of heterogeneous catalysts.

CH E655 Advanced Biomaterials Science Course Page

Description: Intended for graduate students who are familiar with basic biomaterials science. Focuses on: molecular design of biomaterial and biomaterial surfaces in order to modulate specific biological events; techniques to modulate biomaterial properties; assessment techniques for modifications. The biological events will be studied at the cellular and molecular level.

CH E662 Process Identification Course Page

Description: Selected topics related to empirical modelling of process systems are undertaken. Emphasis on time-series based modelling theory and techniques, (e.g., nonparametric, parametric, spectrum analysis, nonlinear, and closed-loop identification methods), model validation, experimental design, and applications in forecasting, analysis, and control.

CH E674 Numerical Solutions of Engineering Problems Course Page

Description: Numerical solutions of engineering problems using linear and nonlinear sets of equations, ordinary and partial differential equations.

CH E689 Polymer Properties Course Page

Description: Polymerization, molar mass distributions, polymer analytical techniques, solution and blend thermodynamics, physical and chemical properties of polymers, lattice models, rubber thermodynamics, polymer processing, fluid flow and heat transfer in melt processing, special polymer project. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor. Not open to students with credit in MAT E 467 or CH E 539.

CH E694 Advanced Topics in Chemical Engineering Course Page

Description: An advanced treatment of selected chemical engineering topics of current interest to staff and students.

CH E696 Special Topics in Process Dynamics and Control Course Page

Description: Advanced treatment of selected topics in process dynamics and/or computer process control of current interest to staff and students.