Not all of the following courses are necessarily given each year. Attendance at courses is compulsory.
CHG6000 RAPPORT EN GÉNIE CHIMIQUE / CHEMICAL ENGINEERING REPORT (6 units)
CHG7999 THÈSE DE M.Sc.A. / MASc. THESIS
CHG8101 SEMINAR I
CHG8102 SEMINAR II
CHG8110 FLUID MECHANICS (3 units)
Stream function, circulation and vorticity, form drag and drag coefficients, equations of motion, boundary layer theory, modern theory of turbulent motion, flow in porous media, non-Newtonian flow.
CHG8115 HEAT TRANSFER I (3 units)
The general law of heat conduction. Steady and unsteady heat conduction in solids with or without internal heat sources. Radiant heat transmission.
CHG8116 ADVANCED TRANSPORT PHENOMENA (3 units)
Advanced study of momentum, heat and mass transfer relevant to chemical engineering and also to areas such as environmental engineering, medicine and other scientific disciplines. Review of the analogy between mass, momentum and thermal transport and, in particular, of the physical principles and mathematical foundations required for the analysis of fluid flow, heat transfer and mass transfer, and of the advanced methods for the analysis of transport problems. Main emphasis on formulation of a given physical problem in terms of appropriate conservation equations, and obtaining an understanding of the associated physical phenomena. Use of many chemical engineering applications to illustrate the various principles.
CHG8120 RHEOLOGY AND POLYMER PROCESSING (3 units)
Introduction to continuum mechanics. Viscometric flows. Introduction to viscoelasticity. Material properties and their measurements. Elastic phenomena (extrudate (die) swell). Extensional flows. Constitutive equations. Polymer processing. Extrusion, calendering, wire-coating. Numerical methods in polymer processing. Finite element analysis of polymer processes.
CHG8123 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS I (3 units)
Presentation of the fundamentals and the contemporary research developments in chemical engineering thermodynamics. Thermodynamic properties and formulations. Properties of fluids. Stability of thermodynamic systems. Criteria of equilibrium. Evaluation of thermodynamic properties. Mathematical methods and data handling.
CHG8132 (ENVE 5105) ADSORPTION SEPARATION PROCESSES (3 units)
Discussion of different microporous materials and molecular sieves as adsorbents. Adsorption equilibrium and adsorption kinetics. Equilibrium adsorption of single fluids and mixtures. Diffusion in porous media and rate processes in adsorbers. Adsorber dynamics: bed profiles and breakthrough curves. Cyclic fluid separation processes. Pressure swing adsorption. Examples of commercial separation applications.
CHG8141 SPECIAL DIRECTED STUDIES I (3 units)
CHG8143 SPECIAL DIRECTED STUDIES II (3 units)
CHG8145 SPECIAL DIRECTED STUDIES III (3 units)
CHG8153 (ENVJ5500) STATISTICAL MODELLING AND CONTROL OF DYNAMIC PROCESSES (3 units)
Discrete, linear, stochastic models for dynamic processes. Univariate Time Series. Identification of transfer function models. Fitting and checking transfer function models. Design of feedforward and feedback control schemes. Applications to chemical processes.
CHG8157 STRATEGIES FOR ENGINEERING PROCESS ANALYSIS (3 units)
Statistical experimental design and analysis techniques for industrial and laboratory investigations are presented. Topics include: the nature and analysis of process variation, comparisons of two or more processes, empirical modelling of processes, applications of factorial and fractional factorial designs, mixture designs, response surface methodologies and empirical optimization techniques.
Prerequisite: MAT 2377 or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
CHG8158 (ENVJ5304) POROUS MEDIA (3 units)
Classification and structural properties of porous media. Porosity, permeability, tortuosity, pore size distribution, anisotropy, heterogeneity. Capillary phenomena in porous media. Capillary pressure-saturation function. Single-phase fluid flow, electrical conduction and diffusion in porous media. Phenomenological flow models, capillary models, cell models. Darcy's Law and the Brinkman Equation. Two-phase flow in porous media. Computer simulations of water/oil displacement in porous media.
CHG8161 CHEMICAL REACTION ENGINEERING (3 units)
Kinetics of chemical reactions and its application to chemical engineering problems. Rate expressions and heterogeneous kinetics. Preparation and evaluation of catalyst activity. Promoters and poisons. Physical properties and transfer of mass and energy in porous catalysts. Interpretation of kinetic data and determination of mechanisms of catalyzed reactions.
CHG8175 MATERIAL TRANSPORT (3 units)
Diffusivity and mechanisms of mass transport. Equations of change for multi-component systems. Boundary layer theory with simultaneous heat, mass and momentum transfer. Concentration distributions in turbulent flow. Interphase transport in multi-component systems. Film theory. Penetration theory. Macroscopic mass, momentum, energy and mechanical energy balance equations.
CHG8181 (ENVJ5501) BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING (3 units)
Kinetics of bioreactions, growth and product formation. Batch and continuous bioprocesses. Mass and heat transfer in bioreactors. Novel bioreactor design. Industrial microbiology. Animal and plant cell culture. Downstream processing. Biosensors, biological waste-water treatment, biocorrosion, bioleaching. Nitrogen fixation. Genetic engineering.
CHG8186 (ENVJ5506) MODELLING OF STEADY-STATE PROCESSES (3 units)
A comprehensive examination of techniques for building and analyzing process models is made. Topics include: linear least squares estimation, non-linear least squares estimation, multiresponse parameter estimation, error in variables estimation, heterosedasticity, design of experiments for precise parameter estimation and model discrimination.
CHG8187 INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER REACTION ENGINEERING (3 units)
Introduction to principles governing polymerization reactions and the resultant physical properties of polymers. Theory and experimental methods for the characterization of polymers. Mechanism and kinetics of polymerization reactions with emphasis on chain-growth polymerizations. Mathematical modelling and polymer reactor design.
CHG8188 POLYMER PROPERTIES AND CHARACTERIZATION (3 units)
Polymer properties are described and discussed in the context of their nature, source and means of measurement. Chemical and microstructural properties; physical states and transitions; thermal properties; mechanical properties and viscoelasticity models; degradation and stability; surface, electrical and optical properties, polymer additives; structure-property relationships.
CHG8189 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ANALYSIS (3 units)
Treatment and interpretation of experimental data. Formulation of ordinary and partial differential equations for the solution of problems arising in chemical engineering. Emphasis will be on problems requiring numerical techniques with examples taken from fluid flow, heat transfer and mass transfer. Selection of boundary conditions.
CHG8191 SELECTED TOPICS CHEM ENGINEER (3 units)
Discussion of recent progress in chemical engineering.
CHG8192 (ENVJ5502) MEMBRANE APPLICATIONS IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (3 units)
Course emphasizing the applications of membrane separation processes in the resolution of various environmental problems. Applications of reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration and pervaporation to the treatment of industrial waste waters. Applications of membrane gas and vapor permeation to the removal of pollutants from air. Discussion of fundamentals underlying each separation process.
CHG8194 (ENVJ5504) MEMBRANE SEPARATION PROCESSES (3 units)
Advanced topics of membrane separations including reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, gas separation, non-aqueous liquid separation, and membrane applications in biotechnology. The course involves problem solving in membrane transport, membrane design, and membrane process design.
CHG8195 (ENVJ5505) ADVANCED NUMERICAL METHODS IN TRANSPORT PHENOMENA (3 units)
Survey course of numerical methods for solving linear and non-linear ordinary and partial differential equations. Techniques reviewed include Runge-Kutta and predictor-corrector methods, shooting techniques, control volume discretization methods and finite elements. Example problems from the field of transport phenomena.
CHG8196 (ENVJ5507) INTERFACIAL PHENOMENA IN ENGINEERING (3 units)
Interfacial tension and interfacial free energy; contact angles; spreading of liquids; wetting of surfaces; experimental techniques. Interfacial tension of mixtures; Gibbs equation; absorbed and insoluble monolayers; properties of monolayers and films. Electrical phenomena at interfaces; the electrical double layer; zeta-potential; electrokinetic phenomena (electrophoresis, electro-osmosis, streaming potential); surface conductance. Dispersed systems; formation and practical uses of emulsions; spontaneous emulsification; flocculation.
CHG8198 (ENVJ5503) REVERSE OSMOSIS (3 units)
Physical chemical criteria for reverse osmosis separations, membrane materials, and membrane casting techniques. Basic transport equations for single and mixed solute systems. Prediction of membrane performance. Process design, specification, and analysis applications.
CHG9998 EXAMEN DE SYNTHÈSE (DOCTORAT) / COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION (PhD)
CHG9999 THÈSE DE DOCTORAT / DOCTORAL THESIS
GNG5121 PLANNING OF EXPERIMENTS IN ENGINEERING DESIGN (3 units)
Two-level statistical experimental methods as applied to engineering design; analysis of means, analysis of variance, contrasts, multifactorial analysis of variance, fractional factorial design, screening designs, product variation and an introduction to the Taguchi approach.
GNG5122 OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE AND LEAN SIX SIGMA (3 units)
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt tools and techniques, operational efficiency, waste and variability reduction, continuous improvement, the pursuit of perfection. DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve and control), process mapping, data collection and analysis, root cause problem solving, the cost of quality, mistake proofing, change management.
GNG5123 ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE (3 units)
Enterprise architecture as a rigorous planning methodology that harmonizes and integrates the needs of society, management, and engineering in both business and government. Based on an analysis of currently available frameworks and standards, the course will address the design of enterprise business architectures and the derivation of supporting information systems infrastructure.