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  • CHE 200 - Chemical Engineering Fundamentals
    Fundamentals and principles of chemical engineering; analysis and synthesis of chemical and biochemical processes; material and energy balances for reacting and non-reacting systems; recycle and by-pass systems; phase equilibrium; and combustion.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 4 hrs. Tutorial: 2 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: CHY 102
  • CHE 204 - Thermodynamics I
    Properties of pure substances; equations of state; heat and work conversions; internal energy and enthalpy; the first law of thermodynamics; entropy; the second law of thermodynamics; applications of the first and second laws to open systems and control volumes; irreversibility and availability; power cycles and refrigeration systems; gas turbines and compressors.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Tutorial: 1 hr.
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  • CHE 214 - Thermodynamics II
    Maxwell relations; Clapeyron equation; residual properties; phase rule and Gibbs law; phase equilibrium and its criteria; real gas solubility; chemical potential; fugacity and fugacity coefficients; ideal and nonideal mixtures; excess properties; activity coefficients; azeotropes; Van Laar equation; application of the first and second laws for reacting systems; chemical reaction equilibria.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1.5 hrs. Tutorial: 1 hr.
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    Prerequisites: CHE 204
  • CHE 215 - Process Measurements
    Principal methods of measuring temperature, pressure, humidity, fluid flow rate, viscosity, liquid level, density and specific gravity, diffusion coefficient, and thermal conductivity; fundamentals of operation of each measurement method.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 2 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: CHE 217 and EES 512
  • CHE 217 - Fluid Mechanics
    Introduction to fluid mechanics; fluid properties; fluid statics; types of flow; Bernoulli equation; energy equation; head losses; design of piping systems; linear momentum balance equation; dimensional analysis; boundary layer theory; differential analysis of fluid flow; flow through porous media.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr. Tutorial: 1 hr.
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  • CHE 220 - Heat Transfer
    Steady-state conduction; transient conduction; lumped and distributed systems; thermal and hydrodynamic boundary layer concepts; forced convection (external and internal); free convection; heat exchanger design; radiation properties; radiation heat transfer.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Tutorial: 1 hr.
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    Prerequisites: CHE 217 and MTH 425
    Co-Requisites: CHE 214
  • CHE 307 - Chemical Engineering Materials
    Relations between the structure of crystalline and amorphous materials and their properties; measurement of mechanical properties; processing of metals, ceramics, and plastics; applications; electrochemical reactions and corrosion.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: CHY 224 and CEN 199
  • CHE 308 - Mass Transfer
    Mass transfer fundamentals including molecular and convective mass transfer; molecular diffusion in fluids and solids; mass transfer coefficients and their applications; concentration distribution and mass transfer rates by using both shell mass balances and equations of change; interphase mass transfer; mass transfer applications including binary and multicomponent distillation.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Tutorial: 2 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: CHE 214 and CHE 220 and CEN 199
  • CHE 309 - Introductory Bioengineering
    Biological systems for the production of commercial goods and services such as agriculture and foods, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, fuels, equipment, diagnostics, water treatment, and waste treatment; properties of microorganisms, plant and animal cells, and enzymes used in bioprocess applications; basic biochemistry, cell biology, cell metabolism, and cell physiology; cell nutrition and growth; properties and functions of biopolymers; overview of genetics, recombinant DNA technology, and protein expression with a focus on biotechnologically relevant examples.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: CHE 200 and CHY 224 and CEN 199
  • CHE 312 - Chemical Reaction Engineering
    Chemical kinetics; differential and integral rate laws; rate equations for elementary, complex and multiple reactions; kinetics in batch and flow systems; determination of reaction kinetics from experimental data; reaction mechanisms and ideal reactors; design for single reactions, continuous stirred tank and tubular reactors; reactor networks; design for multiple reactions, non-isothermal reactors, and catalytic reactors; diffusion and heterogeneous catalytic reactions; residence time distribution for chemical reactors; non-ideal reactors.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Tutorial: 2 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: CHE 308 and CEN 199
  • CHE 315 - Unit Operations Laboratory I
    Operation and analysis of pilot plant type equipment for various industrial operations with emphasis on mechanical separations, filtration, evaporation, pump and piping, and drying; diffusivity measurement in gases and liquids.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: CHE 215 and CHE 308 and CHE 331 and CEN 199
  • CHE 318 - Separation Processes
    Separation processes involving single and multiple staged, and continuous contacting operations for gas-liquid, and solid-fluid systems; process design and equipment for gas absorption packed columns, humidification/dehumidification and liquid cooling towers; introduction to drying, filtration, membrane separation, liquid-liquid extraction, leaching, and adsorption processes.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Tutorial: 1 hr.
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    Prerequisites: CHE 220 and CHE 308 and CEN 199
  • CHE 319 - Process Modeling and Simulation
    Definitions and classifications of mathematical models; macroscopic and microscopic conservation equations for mass, energy and momentum; solution techniques for models with ordinary and partial differential equations; Laplace transforms; transfer functions; dynamic behaviours of first-order and second-order systems; block diagrams; use of computer software to simulate process dynamics.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr. Tutorial: 1 hr.
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    Prerequisites: CHE 308 and CHE 338 and CEN 199
    Co-Requisites: CHE 312
  • CHE 331 - Engineering Statistics and Probabilities
    Probability; binomial, normal and Poisson distributions; sampling distributions; confidence intervals and tests of significance; multiple linear regression; applications of these concepts to engineering processes.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Tutorial: 1 hr.
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    Prerequisites: CPS 125 and MTH 425 and CEN 199
  • CHE 338 - Chemical Engineering Computations
    Introduction to numerical methods with applications to chemical engineering problems; analysis of numerical errors; roots of an equation; development of computational algorithms and computer programs to (i) find roots of equations, (ii) solve linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, (iii) approximate functions for interpolation, (iv) perform least-squares fitting, (v) evaluate integrals and derivatives, and (vi) solve ordinary and partial differential equations; introduction to computing and engineering software.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr. Tutorial: 1 hr.
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    Prerequisites: CPS 125 and CEN 199
    Co-Requisites: CHE 308
  • CHE 404 - Enhanced Oil Recovery
    Provenance and properties of heavy oil; basic concepts regarding its enhanced recovery; geological factors and residual oil saturation; injection of gases and supercritical solvents; injection of chemical solutions; polymer flooding; microbial injection; hydrocarbon displacement; thermal methods including steam injection and combustion; modelling aspects; economic consideration and environmental impact.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: CHE 308
  • CHE 413 - Chemical Engineering Equipment Design
    The overall objective of this course is to introduce the selection, sizing and detailed design of important equipment used in full-scale chemical engineering processes. Students will learn equipment design procedures, which will include computation of materials and energy requirements; consideration of manufacturing, operational and environmental aspects; adherence to relevant design codes and practices; process safety; and handling of imprecise or incomplete data. Computer software for equipment design will be introduced.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 2 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: CHE 312, CHE 318, ECN 801
    Co-Requisites: CHE 415, CHE 430
  • CHE 414 - Rate Processes in Chemical Engineering
    Principles, design and applications in industrial processes, including liquid-liquid extraction, gas separation by zeolite and molecular sieve, ion exchange/adsorption, leaching in mining industries, evaporation and crystallization; separation of bio-materials.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: CHE 220 and CHE 308
  • CHE 415 - Unit Operations Laboratory II
    Sequel to CHE 315 with emphasis on transport, mixing and separation processes; students learn to (i) design feasible objectives subject to the limitations of time, safety and equipment capability, (ii) understand and apply the underlying theory, (iii) decipher manufacturer's instruction manual, (iv) accurately visualize process flow diagrams of equipment, (v) validate engineering principles themselves instead of relying on recipes, (vi) evaluate safety and environmental issues for similar industrial equipment, and (vii) effectively communicate and substantiate their reasoning verbally and in written reports.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: CHE 315 and CHE 318 and CHE 331
    Co-Requisites: CHE 430
  • CHE 420 - Particulate Engineering
    Characterization of particulate solids; rheological properties and behaviour of powders; sampling techniques; experimental methods for particle size measurements; statistical analysis of data; structural properties of particles in assemblage; interparticle and surface forces; agglomeration phenomenon and its application in granulation, pelletization and tableting; storage and flow of bulk solids in bins and hoppers; dust explosion.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: CHE 217
    Co-Requisites: CHE 331
  • CHE 422 - Biochemical Engineering
    Brief review of basic microbiology and basic biochemistry; enzyme kinetics; growth kinetics; stoichiometry of microbial growth and product formation; operation considerations for bioreactors for suspension and immobilized cultures; recovery and purification of products; mixed cultures including biological wastewater treatment.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: CHE 220, CHE 309
    Co-Requisites: CHE 312
  • CHE 424 - Food Process Engineering
    Physical properties of food materials; flow of particulate solids; steady and unsteady state heat and mass transfer operations (thermal and aseptic processing, cooking, frying, extrusion); microwave and ohmic heating; nonthermal preservation techniques; influence of processing on the nutritional quality of foods.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: CHE 220 and CHE 308
  • CHE 425 - Process and Engineering Optimization
    Theory of optimization methods; practical implementation issues; formulation of optimization problems, selection of solution techniques, and interpretation of results; use of modern optimization software to solve chemical engineering problems of industrial relevance; optimization of process design.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: CHE 319
  • CHE 426 - Transport Phenomena
    Mechanisms of the transport of mass, momentum and energy; similarities and differences between the three transport processes; analysis of transport phenomena in chemical engineering processes; solution methodologies for the engineering transport problems; design and analysis of systems involving the transfer of mass, momentum and energy.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: CHE 308
  • CHE 427 - Fluidization Engineering
    Fluidization phenomenon and its industrial relevance; determination of involved variables; intervals and their effect; two-phase and three-phase fluid beds; entrainment, elutriation and TDH; pneumatic transport; gas-solid separators; chemical reactors; combustion in fluid beds; circulating and pressurized fluid beds; heat and mass transfer in fluidized beds; design of fluidized bed processes and their components.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: CHE 217
    Co-Requisites: CHE 318
  • CHE 430 - Process Control
    General introduction to process control; brief overview of process modeling; model building by identification schemes using step responses; control valves and sensors; closed transfer functions; system stability analysis; design of single-loop classical controllers using quarter decay ratio, and other empirical tuning methods; frequency domain analysis with bode plots; design of feed-forward, cascade and IMC controllers; PID tuning using IMC; applications in chemical engineering units operations (such as heat-exchangers and distillation columns), and processes (chemical and biochemical reactors).
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 1 hr.
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    Prerequisites: CHE 312, CHE 318, CHE 319
  • CHE 44A/B - Plant Design

    Chemical engineering design of industrially relevant process plants by student groups under the supervision of the course instructors; intensive application of the core disciplines such as thermodynamics, chemical reactor engineering, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, mass transfer, process modeling and simulation, process control, and optimization; inclusion of the principles of process safety, loss prevention, engineering economics, cost analysis, and prudent environmental practices; adherence to environmental-friendly process design, and conformation to environmental regulations and policies; utilization of relevant engineering software; preparation of written project reports, and formal public delivery of oral presentations at different stages; individual and group evaluation of students who are expected to exhibit the cooperative, ethical, and discipline traits of an effective Professional Engineer.

    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 1 hr./1 hr. Lab: 3 hrs./3 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: CHE 617
    Co-Requisites: CHE 413 and CHE 415
  • CHE 451 - Plastics Technology
    Classification and general properties of plastics, thermosets, thermoplastics, commodity plastics, engineering plastics, fillers and reinforcements; design of polymer manufacturing processes; study of injection molding, compression molding, extrusion, blow molding, wire and cable coating, and thermoforming.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: CHY 224
    Co-Requisites: CHE 312
  • CHE 454 - Polymer Science
    Classifications of polymers; molecular weight measurements and distributions; step growth polymerization; radical chain polymerization; ionic polymerization; coordination polymerization; physical and mechanical properties of polymers.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: CHE 331 and CHY 224
  • CHE 462 - Computer Process Control
    Discrete-time models; discrete models of sampled-data systems; analysis of sampled data systems; sampling and hold; spectrum of a sampled signal and aliasing; analysis of sampled-data control systems; open-loop block diagram analysis; closed-loop transfer functions; stability; digital PID controllers; tuning of digital PID controllers; direct synthesis methods; digital feed-forward control; system identification.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: CHE 430
  • CHE 471 - Thesis/Research and Design Project
    An in-depth study of a chemical engineering topic selected by the supervising Chemical Engineering faculty member and the student; the study may involve advanced design procedures or applied research; the student designs, assembles and evaluates a project appropriate to his or her interest; upon project completion, the student is required to deliver an oral presentation and a written report covering the project theory or background, design, construction and application; the student is encouraged to work with a minimum of direct supervision; the project must have a minimum of 25% Engineering Design content as defined by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB), and approved by the thesis coordinator before the initiation and after the completion of the project; enrolment in and completion of this course are permitted only in the student's final semester of the program. Departmental consent is required.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 6 hrs.
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    Consent: Departmental consent required
  • CHE 473 - Sustainable Energy Technologies
    Basic energy technology and design of energy generation systems; performance and efficiency of energy generation systems; energy conversions and economic considerations; sustainable energy generation in context of political, social, economic and environmental goals; non-combustion based, renewable power generation technologies.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
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    Co-Requisites: CHE 312
  • CHE 474 - Nanotechnology and Its Applications
    Principles of nanotechnology and its relevance to chemical engineering; nanostructured materials and their applications; different types of engineering materials of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites; nanoscale details of the materials; their properties, characterizations, and manufacturing methods; unique applications in electronics, sporting, energy production, and other emerging technologies; study of the toxicological effects of the materials.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: CHE 312, CHE 318 and CHY 224
  • CHE 615 - Air Pollution and Control
    Air pollution, and its control methods; air pollution measurements, and emission estimates; fixed-box and diffusion models for air pollutant concentration; design of typical air pollution control equipment for volatile organic compounds, sulphur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides; control of particulate pollutants.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: CHE 318
  • CHE 616 - Water and Wastewater Treatment
    Introduction to water and wastewater engineering with special emphasis on drinking water, and municipal and industrial wastewaters; fundamental chemical, physical, biological and engineering concepts including unit operations and reactors used in water and wastewater treatment; water quality, water pollution, and its domestic and industrial sources; the best known water and wastewater treatment processes and technologies, and their comparative evaluation; description of the most effective sludge treatment methods, and processes dealing with water recycling and reuse.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: CHE 308
    Co-Requisites: CHE 312
  • CHE 617 - Chemical Process Safety Loss Prevention
    Process safety and loss prevention for chemical industry; evaluation of sources of fire and explosion and prevention methods; techniques and equipment used in industry to detect, control and prevent hazardous conditions in chemical processes; risk assessment methods and process design to prevent chemical release, fire and explosion.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: CHE 308 and CEN 199
  • CHE 618 - Solid Waste Treatment
    Classification and generation of hazardous wastes; hazardous waste regulations; transport of contaminants; toxicology concepts; effective management practices including audits and pollution prevention; solid waste treatment techniques, and disposal methods; economics of hazardous waste management.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: CHE 308
    Co-Requisites: CHE 312
  • CHE 714 - Pharmaceutical Technology and Processing
    Basic pharmaceutical industry and major pharmaceutical manufacturing methods; design of unit operations such as powder mixing, coating and tableting for drug processing; drug chemistry, synthesis, metabolism and validation; principles of drug finding, formulation, and clinical studies; principles of Good Lab Practice (GLP), Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), and the history and development of FDA regulations; quality and safety aspects.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: CHE 220, CHE 309
    Co-Requisites: CHE 315
  • CHE 715 - Membrane Technology
    Material transport in membranes, and the modes of operation; mass transfer modeling in membrane processes; design and applications of various industrial membrane processes such as membrane filtration, reverse osmosis, gas permeation, and pervaporation.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
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    Prerequisites: CHE 308
    Co-Requisites: CHE 318