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The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Calendar
2011-2012 Academic Year

Applied Science Courses of Instruction Chemical Engineering Courses

Chemical Engineering Courses
CHEE 209 Analysis of Process Data F 3-0-.5 3.5
Statistical methods for analyzing and interpreting process data are discussed, with special emphasis on techniques for continuous improvement of process operations. Topics include: role of data in assessing process operation, identifying major problems, graphical and numerical summaries, principles of valid inference, probability distributions for discrete and continuous data, process capability, comparing process performance to target values, comparing performances of two processes, control charts, and an introduction to linear regression analysis.  (27/0/0/15/0) PREREQUISITES: APSC 171, APSC 172, APSC 174
EXCLUSIONS: STAT 263, STAT 268, STAT 269, MTHE 367 (STAT 367)
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CHEE 210 Thermodynamic Properties of Fluids  W 2.25-0-.25 2.5

This course is an introduction to thermodynamics for chemical engineering applications. Concepts to be learned include internal energy, enthalpy, entropy and state functions. Students will understand how to calculate heat and work effects arising from physical processes such as expansion and contraction of fluids, as well as from chemical reaction. A design project involving thermodynamics will be undertaken through APSC 200, in conjunction with CHEE 210. (0/0/0/30/0)

PREREQUISITES: APSC 131, APSC 132, APSC 172, CHEE 221         
COREQUISITE: MINE 267
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CHEE 218 Laboratory Projects I W .17-2.83-.5 3.5
The projects provide a practical introduction to processes that occur in chemical engineering operations. Bench-scale and pilot plant equipment are used. Students work in groups to plan and carry out the experiments. Then they work as individuals to analyze the data and prepare written reports.  (0/0/0/42/0) PREREQUISITES:  APSC 100, CHEE 209, CHEE 221, or permission of the department
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CHEE 221 Chemical Processes and Systems F 3-0-.5 3.5
Introduction to the fundamentals and principles of chemical engineering, with applications to chemical and biochemical reactions and reactors, and a variety of industrial processes including distillation, crystallization and combustion. Specific topics include the design of process flow diagrams, recycle and bypass streams, material balances and energy balances. (0/0/0/42/0) PREREQUISITES: APSC 111APSC 131, APSC 132APSC 174, or permission of the department
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CHEE 222 Process Dynamics and Numerical Methods W 3-0-.5 3.5
Time–varying operation of chemical and biochemical processes is introduced. Dynamic mathematical models are formulated using material and energy balances. Effects of operational and design parameters on steady-state and dynamic operations are investigated. Numerical techniques are introduced to solve systems of algebraic and differential equations. Numerical and symbolic computation tools are used to analyze dynamic and steady-state process behaviour. (22/0/0/20/0) PREREQUISITES: APSC 142, APSC 174, CHEE 221, MTHE 225 (MATH 225) or permission of the department
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CHEE 223 Fluid Mechanics W 2.25-0-.25 2.5
Principles of momentum and energy transport are applied to the analysis of fluid systems commonly encountered in chemical engineering practice. This approach is via the macroscopic and differential balances of momentum and energy. Topics include fluid statics as well as incompressible flow in closed conduits and porous media, flow and pressure measurement, transportation of fluids, laminar, turbulent and creeping flows, and boundary layer effects. The design component involving the determination of commercial components (piping, tubing, valves, pressure and flow meters and other fittings, as well as pumps) for fluid transport systems in industrial settings will be undertaken through APSC 200, in conjunction with CHEE 223. (0/0/0/30/0) PREREQUISITES: APSC 111, APSC 171, CHEE 221
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CHEE 229 Cell Based Engineering Principles W 3-.75-0 3.75

Introduction to the Biological, Biochemical and Life Science principles of cell/enzyme based engineering systems and processes.  The emphasis will be placed on microbial cell culture, but comparisons will be drawn to related systems including viral, plant and animal cell culture as it relates to medicine, industrial practice or the environment. (0/33/0/12/0)
PREREQUISITES: APSC 131 and 132; or equivalents or permission of the Department.
EXCLUSIONS: MICR 221
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CHEE 260 Technical Communications

This course provides instruction and practice in effective technical writing and oral presentation. The topics will include document structure, how to construct an argument, and how to achieve clarity. Many of the exercises will be linked to required oral and written communications tasks in other courses. Open to Chemical Engineering and Engineering Chemistry students only.  (0/0/24/0/0)
~ COURSE DELETED IN 2009/10 ~


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CHEE 301 Technical Communication
This course is designed to assist the Chemical Engineering student in presenting technical data, in writing, electronically, and orally. Weekly assignments emphasize the practical implementation of the principles of effective technical communication. Students make oral presentations which are videotaped for subsequent evaluation and review. (0/0/36/0/0)
~ COURSE DELETED IN 2008/09 ~
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CHEE 310 Fundamentals of Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship F 3-0-.5 3.5
This course provides a basic understanding of the innovation process, entrepreneurial thinking, and the financial and market contributors to successful technology-based business opportunities. Course topics include: identifying opportunities, project management skills and intellectual property issues, understanding customers to define potential markets and arrive at clear value propositions, product positioning, competitive analysis, fundamental financial principles and financial statements, performance of financial feasibility analyses and identification of appropriate business models for commercialization. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, students craft business strategy and make tactical and commercial decisions using an on-line business simulation game and evaluate the commercial feasibility of innovative research by developing a business case for an innovation in their concentration area. NOTE: Courseware fee: estimated cost $40. (0/0/42/0/0)
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CHEE 311 Fluid Phase and Reaction Equilibrium F 3-0-.5 3.5
This course is concerned with the application of thermodynamics to practical problems of the chemical industry. Emphasis is placed on the study of phase equilibrium, including vapour-liquid equilibrium and liquid-liquid equilibrium. Contemporary methods of calculating the thermodynamic properties of non-ideal vapours and liquids will be presented and applied. The principles of chemical reaction equilibrium will also be studied. The design component of the course will require students to perform theoretical vapour-liquid equilibrium calculations and recommend proper operating conditions for a single-stage unit (flash drum) that separates a non-ideal binary mixture.  (0/0/0/30/12) PREREQUISITES:  CHEE 210, CHEE 222
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CHEE 315 Laboratory Projects II F/W .25-3-.75 4
The main objectives are to develop skill in using process and analytical equipment, to examine the strengths, weaknesses, and limitations of current theory, to improve the student's ability to obtain and interpret data, to demonstrate the value of planning experiments, to develop engineering judgement, and to provide experience in oral and written reporting. (0/0/0/48/0) PREREQUISITES: CHEE 221, CHEE 222 and CHEE 223
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CHEE 317 Mass Transfer Operations
Students are introduced to the concepts of diffusion and mass transfer. These concepts are then applied to the analysis and design of unit operations and separation processes. Separation processes examined include distillation, gas absorption, stripping and liquid-liquid extraction. Design skills are developed through applications in enhancing product purity and treating contaminated liquid and gas streams. (0/0/0/25/17)
~COURSE DELETED in 2010-11~
PREREQUISITES: CHEE 221, CHEE 222, CHEE 223, and CHEE 311, or permission of the department
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CHEE 318 Heat Transfer
This course applies the fundamentals of conductive and convective heat transfer to problems commonly encountered in chemical engineering.  Topics include an emphasis on the fundamentals of thermal conduction, boundary layer development, determination of heat transfer coefficients, heat exchangers and the complexities of temperature measurement. The emphasis in the latter part of the course is on the analysis and design of heat transfer equipment.  (0/0/0/25/17)
~COURSE DELETED in 2010-11~
PREREQUISITES: CHEE 210 or CHEM 244, CHEE 222, CHEE 223, or permission of the department
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CHEE 319 Process Dynamics and Control W 3-0-.5 3.5
The dynamic behaviour and automatic control of processes are studied. Mathematical tools for analyzing the transient behaviour of open and closed-loop systems are presented. The steps of controller development are treated: process characterization (using mathematical models), controller design, and implementation. Methods for assessing system stability and performance are investigated, and are used in the design of controllers. Frequency response methods are introduced, as is the development and implementation of controller enhancements including feedforward and cascade control. (0/0/0/30/12) PREREQUISITES: CHEE 210, CHEE 222 or MINE 201, MTHE 225 (MATH 225), CHEE 321 or permission of the department.
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CHEE 321 Chemical Reaction Engineering F 3-0-.5 3.5
An introduction to the principles of chemical kinetics, and reactor analysis and design. The topics in chemical kinetics include: rate constants, reaction order, rate equations for elementary and complex reactions, kinetic data analysis, and product distribution. In reactor analysis and design, discussion is focused on ideal reactor systems and arrangements, including batch reactors, plug flow reactors, continuous stirred tank reactors, and recycle reactors. The last part of the course considers homogeneous and heterogeneous catalytic reactions. The design component consists of how to make an appropriate choice of reactor type and operating conditions to optimize a desired product; sizing such reactors and determining conversion levels under various conditions of temperature and pressure; determination of reaction kinetics from experimental data. (0/0/0/29/13) PREREQUISITES: CHEE 210, (CHEE 221 and CHEE 222) or MINE 201, or permission of the department
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CHEE 323 Industrial Catalysis W 3-0-.5 3.5
Students will learn, discuss and apply knowledge of the chemical structure and reactivity of industrial catalytic compounds, with particular emphasis placed upon the integration of fundamental catalytic chemistry with the principles of transport phenomena and thermodynamics. The design component of the course will require students to work in teams to develop three catalytic processes. These projects from examples covered in class, and may include encapsulated enzyme bioreactors, catalytic distillation units, fluidized-bed olefin polymerization reactors and/or multi-phase olefin oligomerization processes.  (0/11/0/11/20) PREREQUISITES: CHEM 245, CHEE 321, or permission of the department
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CHEE 330 Heat and Mass Transfer F 3-0-.5 3.5
This course follows a unified approach to introduce the physical origins and rate equations of heat and mass transfer. The principal topics covered include identification of the driving forces for heat and mass diffusion, development of transport models from first principles, steady state and transient solutions, and convective transfer. The boundary layer analogies are introduced. Closed form analytical solutions and correlations derived from dimensional analysis are used to estimate the heat and mass transfer convection coefficients. (0/0/0/42/0)
PREREQUISITE: CHEE 221, CHEE 222, CHEE 223, or permission of the department.
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CHEE 331 Design and Scale up of Unit Operations W 3-0-.5 3.5
CHEE 331, CHEE 332 and CHEE 333 share a core component that introduces the concept and approach to design in engineering practice, and the design and scaleup of unit operations and use of equilibrium stage concepts in process design. Emphasis will be placed on economics, safety and environmental responsibility. The technical issues in transforming a chemical process from small scale to commercial operation will be addressed, and underlying concepts of mass balances, thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer, and reaction engineering are integrated to provide an understanding of the methodology involved in design and scaleup. Specific topics include the effects of scale on the relative rates of mass, heat and momentum transfer, mixing effects, utility of various reactor operating modes and the acquisition of reliable kinetic, thermodynamic and transport data. A major component of this course is a design project based developed specifically for the Chemical Engineering CHE1 Option. Enrolment is restricted to students in the Chemical Engineering CHE1 Option. (0/0/0/0/42)
PREREQUISITE: CHEE 311, CHEE 321, CHEE 330, or permission of the department.
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CHEE 332 Design and Scale up of Unit Operations W 3-0-.5 3.5
CHEE 331, CHEE 332 and CHEE 333 share a core component that introduces the concept and approach to design in engineering practice, and the design and scaleup of unit operations and use of equilibrium stage concepts in process design. Emphasis will be placed on economics, safety and environmental responsibility. The technical issues in transforming a chemical process from small scale to commercial operation will be addressed, and underlying concepts of mass balances, thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer, and reaction engineering are integrated to provide an understanding of the methodology involved in design and scaleup. Specific topics include the effects of scale on the relative rates of mass, heat and momentum transfer, mixing effects, utility of various reactor operating modes and the acquisition of reliable kinetic, thermodynamic and transport data. A major component of this course is a design project developed specifically for the Chemical Engineering CHE2 Option. Enrolment is restricted to students in the Chemical Engineering CHE2 Option. (0/0/0/0/42)
PREREQUISITE: CHEE 311, CHEE 321, CHEE 330, or permission of the department.
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CHEE 333 Design and Scale up of Unit Operations W 3-0-.5 3.5
CHEE 331, CHEE 332 and CHEE 333 share a core component that introduces the concept and approach to design in engineering practice, and the design and scaleup of unit operations and use of equilibrium stage concepts in process design. The technical issues in transforming a chemical process from small scale to commercial operation will be addressed, and underlying concepts of mass balances, thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer, and reaction engineering are integrated to provide an understanding of the methodology involved in design and scaleup. Specific topics include the effects of scale on the relative rates of mass, heat and momentum transfer, mixing effects, utility of various reactor operating modes and the acquisition of reliable kinetic, thermodynamic and transport data. A major component of this course is a design project developed specifically for the Engineering Chemistry program . Enrolment is restricted to students in the Engineering Chemistry program. (0/0/0/0/42)
PREREQUISITE: CHEE 311, CHEE 321, CHEE 330, or permission of the department.
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CHEE 340 Biomedical Engineering F 3-0-.5 3.5
The objective of the course is to introduce the student to the fundamentals necessary to understand and appreciate the issues involved in engineering in the body and to provide a framework for upper level studies in the area. Topics include: History of Biomedical Engineering, Anatomy and Physiology, Materials in Medicine, Transport Phenomena in the Body, Biomechanics, and Tissue Engineering. (0/12/0/30/0)
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CHEE 342 Environmental Biotechnology F 3-0-.5 3.5
This course gives a broad perspective of the use of microbial systems to treat environmental pollutants and of microorganisms as potential environmental contaminants. Biogeochemical cycles and their applications to processes such as the desulphurization of coal and crude oil, biocorrosion, mineral (eg. uranium, copper and iron) leaching, the degradation of organic compounds, and nitrate removal from drinking water will be studied. Microbial waste disposal systems such as composting and soil bioremediation and the role of biotechnology in waste minimization will be examined. Microorganisms found in air, soil and water, their detection, enumeration and control will be discussed. (0/0/0/42/0)
PREREQUISITES: APSC 131 and 132, and one of BIOL 101 or BIOL 102 and BIOL 103, or CHEE 229, or permission of the department
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CHEE 360 Technical Communications II  FW .75-0-.75 1.5
This course provides advanced instruction and practice in effective technical writing and oral presentation. Most exercises will be linked to required oral and written communications tasks in other courses. Open to Chemical Engineering and Engineering Chemistry students only. (0/0/18/0/0) PREREQUISITE: APSC 293 or (APSC 291, APSC 292)               
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CHEE 370 Waste Treatment Processes W 3-0-.5 3.5
The sources and characteristics of liquid waste streams emanating from chemical and related industries are reviewed as the basis for developing appropriate abatement and treatment strategies. Treatment processes utilizing individual operations as well as integrated systems of physical, chemical and biological treatment are covered. Waste treatment process designs and sensitivity analyses of alternatives are undertaken with the help of Computer Aided Design software. Canadian guidelines, regulations and industrial case studies are presented. (0/0/0/17/25) PREREQUISITES: CHEE 221 or MINE 201, or permission of the department
EXCLUSION: CIVL 470
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CHEE 380 Biochemical Engineering F 3-0-.5 3.5
Biochemical Engineering involves the application of Chemical Engineering principles and approaches to biologically-based systems and processes. Biochemical Engineering is central to the area of environmental engineering, and to biotechnology processes which produce pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals and genetically engineered products. The course involves a systematic and quantitative description of medium formulation and sterilization, microbial kinetics and bioreactor design, product isolation and purification, and examples of current industrial practices and processes. (0/0/0/30/12)
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CHEE 404 Scaleup of Laboratory Chemical Processes
This course examines the technical issues associated with transforming a chemical process from small scale (e.g. laboratory) to commercial operation.  The concepts underlying chemical principles, unit operations and transport phenomena are integrated to give students an understanding of the methodology involved in converting a laboratory experiment into a process with commercial potential.  Specific topics may include the effects of scale on the relative rates of mass, heat and momentum transfer, mixing effects, utility of various reactor operating modes (e.g. batch, semi-batch, continuous) and the acquisition of reliable kinetic, thermodynamic and transport data. The teaching approach is methodology-oriented, utilizing the industrial experience of faculty members. A major component of the course will be a design project.(0/0/0/0/42) 
~ COURSE DELETED in 2010/11 ~
PREREQUISITE:  Must be enrolled in fourth year Engineering Chemistry program or permission of the department
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CHEE 405 Biochemical/Biomedical Research Project FW .25-6-.75 7
Students will conduct research on a Biochemical/Biomedical Engineering related project. Based on the project objective provided by their faculty supervisor, the students will work independently to develop an experimental and/or modeling methodology, conduct experiments or simulations and generate data. Students will submit interim oral and written progress reports and a final oral presentation and technical report. They will be expected to present and defend their results in a conference/seminar setting. Students enrolling for this course are advised to consult with the faculty member supervisor concerned late in the winter term of their 3rd year of study. (0/0/0/84/0)
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CHEE 406 Bioenvironmental Research Project FW .25-6-.75 7
Students will conduct research on a Bioenvironmental Engineering related project. Based on the project objective provided by their faculty supervisor, the students will work independently to develop an experimental and/or modeling methodology, conduct experiments or simulations and generate data. Students will submit interim oral and written progress reports and a final oral presentation and technical report. They will be expected to present and defend their results in a conference/seminar setting. Students enrolling for this course are advised to consult with the faculty member supervisor concerned late in the winter term of their 3rd year of study. (0/0/0/84/0)
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CHEE 407 Biochemical/Biomedical/Bioenvironmental Research Seminar W 1-0-2 3
Students will attend and report on a series of seminars presented by researchers in the field of Biochemical Engineering. Each student will deliver interactive seminar presentations, based on assigned topics in the field. After conducting a literature review, students will submit a review term paper, or a case study based on their reading and understanding of the literature. (0/0/14/22/0)
~ COURSE NOT OFFERED 2010/11 ~

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CHEE 412 Transport Phenomena in Chemical Engineering W 3-0-.5 3.5
The course advances the fundamentals of material, momentum and energy transfer. Emphasis is placed on the theory and analysis of diffusion, convection and interphase transport of material in laminar and turbulent streams. Applications in engineering and environmental transport processes are presented, and the modelling of complex processes is considered. A design project is an integral part of the course. (0/0/0/30/12) PREREQUISITES: CHEE 223, CHEE 330 (or CHEE 317 and CHEE 318), or permission of the department
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CHEE 418 Strategies for Process Investigations F 3-0-.5 3.5
The roles of designed experiments and data analysis procedures in process investigations are discussed. Applications of two-level factorial and fractional factorial designs in screening studies and higher-order designs for response surface characterization and exploration are examined. Least squares procedures for fitting and testing mathematical models, and for assessing model predictions, are described. Empirical in-plant optimization procedures are also considered. Established and evolving approaches for quality and productivity improvement are examined. The design component of this course is the planning and execution of an experimental investigation, the analysis of the resulting data, and the formulation of recommendations on the basis of those results.  (12/0/0/18/12) PREREQUISITES: CHEE 209, or permission of the department
EXCLUSION: STAT 361
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CHEE 420 Laboratory Projects III F/W .25-3-.75 4
Students will work as teams to tackle projects that require bench and pilot plant equipment, and computer packages that simulate commercial processes. The projects will be more extensive and integrated than in previous laboratories, and will require a thorough and comprehensive analysis of processes and operations. A strong emphasis is placed on project planning and management, as well as professional communication with supervisors. The design component of this course is found in the application of process analysis skills to solve problems. The projects require the students to apply critical and problem solving skills in the operation or simulation of laboratory and process equipment with the goal of solving a problem for a fictitious industrial client. The projects may involve analysis or troubleshooting of existing equipment, or an investigation of the applicability of a concept to a new area. (0/0/0/24/24) PREREQUISITES: CHEE 311, CHEE 321, CHEE 330, CHEE 315, CHEE 319, or permission of the department
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CHEE 421 Research Project FW .25-6-.75 7
This course provides an opportunity for students to work on an individual basis with faculty members of the department. Students will submit interim oral and written progress reports and a final oral presentation and technical report. They will be expected to present and defend their results in a conference/seminar setting. The projects may be concerned with engineering design and development work or may be of a more fundamental research nature. Students enrolling for this course are advised to consult with the faculty member concerned late in the winter term of their 3rd year of study. (0/0/0/84/0) PREREQUISITES: ECGPA of 3.20 or permission of the Department.
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CHEE 434 Process Control II W 3-0-.5 3.5
This course presents methods for dynamic analysis and controller design for multivariable process control problems, and discrete time control. Control techniques, including feedforward and cascade control, are discussed further, and the concept of model predictive control is presented. Multivariable controller design and the problem of control loop interaction are examined. State space models for processes are introduced. Mathematical tools for analyzing the dynamics of sampled data systems are developed, and the design of discrete time controllers is introduced. Techniques discussed in the course are applied to the control of various chemical process units. This course is offered jointly with CHEE 821. (0/0/0/29/13)
~COURSE NOT OFFERED in 2011-2012
PREREQUISITES: CHEE 319, or permission of the department
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CHEE 436 System Identification F 3-0-.5 3.5
The course focuses on the theory and application of linear time series methods for system identification. Time domain and frequency domain methods for analyzing dynamic data will be presented. Standard process plus disturbance models encountered in the identification literature will be investigated from both statistical and physical perspectives. Methods for structural identification, incorporation of exogenous variables, parameter estimation, inference and model adequacy will be examined in detail. The design of dynamic experiments and incorporation of model uncertainty into the intended model and use, such as prediction or control, will be discussed. Assignments will include the analysis of industrial data sets. Dynamic modelling using neural networks and nonlinear time series methods will be introduced. (12/0/0/30/0)
~ COURSE NOT OFFERED 2011/12 ~
PREREQUISITES: CHEE 209, CHEE 418, or permission of the department.
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CHEE 440 Pharmaceutical Technology W 3-0-.5 3.5
Introduction to pharmaceutics and the industrial manufacture of pharmaceutical dosage forms. Topics include the design and preparation of a successful dosage form with respect to the route of administration, and large scale manufacture in a sterile and clean environment. Aspects of chemical kinetics, physical chemistry, physiology, cell biology, mass and heat transfer, and fluid dynamics will be described as they relate to the manufacture of effective dosage forms.  (0/12/0/30/0)
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CHEE 450 Engineering Biology W 3-0-.5 3.5
Topics include: biosynthesis of biologically based products: properties of biologically active materials including enzymes, polynucleotides and polypeptides; enzyme reaction kinetics; cell and tissue growth and production kinetics; cell and tissue culture engineering; diffusion and reaction involved immobilized cells and enzymes; bioprocess instrumentation. The course project will require the design of a biological reactor or downstream unit operation, or the specification of instrumentation for a particular bioprocess. (0/0/0/30/12) PREREQUISITE: ENCH 245 (CHEM 245)
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CHEE 460 Technical Communications III
This course provides advanced instruction and practice in effective technical writing and oral presentation. Most exercises will be linked to required oral and written communications tasks in other courses. Open to Chemical Engineering and Engineering Chemistry students only.  (0/0/9/0/0)
~ COURSE DELETED IN 2008/09~

PREREQUISITE: CHEE 360
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CHEE 460 Applied Surface and Colloid Science F 3-0-.5 3.5
The course covers four major topics. 1. The thermodynamic properties of interfaces (surface energy, wetting, surface area and porosity, capillary effects, work of adhesion/cohesion). 2. Models of adsorption/desorption phenomena. 3. The amphiphilic behaviour of surfactants. 4. The stability and characterization of colloidal systems. Student appreciation for the importance of these phenomena is cultivated using examples drawn from industrial processes/products including inks, paints, foods, polymer blends, and nanocomposites.  (0/12/0/30/0)
PREREQUISITE: CHEE 210 or permission of the department.
EXCLUSION: ENCH 347 (CHEM 347)
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CHEE 461 Electrochemical Engineering W 3-0-.5 3.5
The course covers the following topics: Definitions: coulometry, current efficiency, typical electrochemical cells and electrical energy storage/utilization: primary cell (MnO2-Zn), secondary cell (Pb-acid, Li-ion), fuel cell (PEMFC, SOFC), plating (Watts Ni), winning (Zn-acid) and refining cells (Cu-acid); electrolytic conductance: strong and weak electrolytes, ionic mobility, transference number, ionic diffusivity, limiting current, anode blocking; Throwing power of electroplating systems; Thermodynamics of cells, Nernst equation; Concentration cells and electrometric probes, Electrochemical conventions for ions in aqueous solution, reference electrodes, standard electrode potential, ionic activity and Debye-Huckel equation; Thermodynamic properties of ions in aqueous electrolytes; Electrode overvoltage and its measurement; Significance of hydrogen overvoltage in aqueous electrochemistry; Butler-Volmer equation and simplified forms; Exchange current density concept; Concentration overpotential; Passivity and overvoltage; Multiple reactions at one electrode; Implications on current efficiency, energy consumption and cell operation; Modelling the performance of electrochemical cells and fuel cells in detail. (0/0/0/30/12)
PREREQUISITE: CHEE 210, CHEE 311, or permission of the department.
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CHEE 470 Design of Manufacturing Processes F 3-3-.25 6.25
This course will consolidate the necessary skills essential to carrying out a comprehensive industrial process design including a technical and financial analysis. The simulation software, and the scope of the design problem will be introduced during extra classes in the first week. Class workshops will deal with such diverse topics as health, safety and environmental compliance, optimization techniques and capital cost estimation. The students will develop a competency in the use of and a recognition of the limitations of “State-of-the-Art” simulation software. In addition to the process design, which will represent current technology, a capital cost estimate will be prepared as part of a rigorous assessment of the profitability of the project. In lieu of a final exam, student groups will be expected to prepare a formal design report and make a formal presentation. (0/0/0/0/75) PREREQUISITES: CHEE 223, CHEE 311, CHEE 330 (or CHEE 317 and CHEE 318), CHEE 321
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CHEE 481 Air Quality Management F 3-0-0 3
Fluid-particle systems and mass transfer principles are presented with application to air pollution control in industrial processes. The selection and design of equipment for the control of particulate and gaseous emission sources are examined. The problem of odorous emissions, stack sampling techniques and dispersion calculations are discussed. (0/0/0/20/16)  PREREQUISITES: One of CHEE 223, CIVL 250, or MECH 241, or permission of the department
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CHEE 484 Bioremediation W 3-0-.5 3.5
Bioremediation as an option to treat contaminated soils and ground water. Advantages and disadvantages of bioremediation compared to nonbiological processes. Factors affecting choice of in situ or ex situ processes. Assessment of biodegradability; biostimulation vs bioaugmentation; mineralization vs. partial degradation; factors affecting microbial activity (choice of electron acceptor, toxicity of pollutant, C/N/P ratio, co-substrates, soil humidity, pH and temperature); bioavailability of pollutant. Biodegradation of specific contaminants (e.g. diesel fuel, polychlorinated biphenyls, dyestuffs, aromatic and polyaromatic hydrocarbons) will be studied in detail. The design component of this course consists of learning design of appropriate laboratory and field experiments to obtain data on microbial degradation of an organic pollutant to be able to calculate bioremediation design parameters such as mass and delivery rate requirements of electron acceptors and nutrients and degradation rates in reactor and non-reactor based systems; and to be aware of limitations of these calculations. (0/0/0/42/0)
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CHEE 490 Polymer Formulations and Processing Technology F 3-0-.5  3.5
The design and manufacture of polymer products is reviewed, with particular emphasis on material selection and processing technology. The engineering properties of elastomers, thermoplastics, adhesives, fibres and coatings are discussed in terms of processing characteristics and end-use performance. Industrial processing operations such as extrusion, molding, mixing and film manufacture are presented in detail. The design component of the course requires students to select appropriate materials and processing methods for an engineering application. Examples include medical catheters, engine gaskets, drug capsules and biodegradable packaging.  (0/0/0/30/12)
PREREQUISITES: CHEE 223 or MECH 241, or permission of the department       
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