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Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science

CHBE_V: Chemical and Biological Engineering


  1. CHBE_V 201 (3) Integrated Technical Communication

    Written and oral communication in chemical and biological engineering: business correspondence, laboratory reports, technical description, and poster presentations. Restricted to students in second year of the Chemical and Biological Engineering programs. [3-0-0] Prerequisite: One of APSC 176, ENGL 110, ENGL 111, ENGL 112, ENGL 120, ENGL 121, WRDS 150. Corequisite: CHBE 220. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  2. CHBE_V 220 (4) Founding Principles in Chemical and Biological Engineering I

    Introduction to Chemical and Biological Engineering profession and the physical sciences that form the founding principles of the discipline. Recommended Corequisite: CHBE 201. [3-0-2] Prerequisite: All of CHEM 154, MATH 101. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  3. CHBE_V 221 (4) Founding Principles in Chemical and Biological Engineering II

    Introduction to Chemical and Biological Engineering profession with emphasis on the biological sciences that form the founding principles of the discipline. [3-0-2] Prerequisite: CHBE 220. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  4. CHBE_V 230 (3) Computational Methods

    Mathematical formulation of chemical and biological engineering problems; standard techniques of numerical analysis and their application to chemical, environmental and biotechnological systems; program development; use of commercial numerical analysis software. [2-0-2] Prerequisite: APSC 160. Corequisite: MATH 256. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  5. CHBE_V 241 (3) Material and Energy Balances

    Introduction to Chemical and Biological Engineering; units; stoichiometry; phase equilibria; material balances; energy balances. [3-0-1] Prerequisite: All of CHEM 154, MATH 152. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  6. CHBE_V 243 (1) Introduction to Chemical and Biological Engineering Process and Technology

    Processes used in chemical and biological industries, which emphasize underlying physical, chemical, and biological principles. [1-0-1*] This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  7. CHBE_V 244 (3) Chemical and Biological Engineering Thermodynamics I

    Energy and the first law; second law of thermodynamics; entropy; availability (energy) analysis; thermodynamic properties of fluids, application to power generation, refrigeration, and liquefaction, as well as biological, environmental, and electrochemical systems. [3-0-2*] Prerequisite: CHBE 241. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  8. CHBE_V 251 (3) Transport Phenomena I

    Fluid Mechanics. Momentum-transfer in fluids in laminar and turbulent flow; microscopic and macroscopic material; momentum and energy balances; rheology; dimensional analysis; flow in conduits; pumps; fluid metering. [3-0-2*] Prerequisite: [PHYS170] Corequisite: One of MATH 255, MATH 256. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  9. CHBE_V 262 (4) Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry Laboratory

    Experiments chosen to illustrate and use material presented in 200-level CHBE and CHEM courses. [0-4-0; 0-4-0] Corequisite: All of CHBE 201, CHBE 241, CHBE 251, CHEM 250, CHEM 251, CHEM 260. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  10. CHBE_V 263 (1) Introduction to Chemical and Biological Engineering Laboratory Practice

    Introduction to Chemical and Biological Engineering laboratory practice with topics in physical, inorganic and organic chemistry. [0-2-0] Corequisite: All of CHBE 220, CHBE 241, CHEM 250, CHEM 260. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  11. CHBE_V 264 (3) Chemical and Biological Engineering Laboratory

    Laboratory experiment in 2nd year Chemical and Biological Engineering [1-4-0] Prerequisite: CHBE 263. Corequisite: All of CHBE 244, CHBE 251. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  12. CHBE_V 344 (3) Introduction to Unit Operations

    Foundational concepts and design equations for basic unit operations such as: comminution, screening, filtration, centrifugal separations, evaporation and crystallization. [3-0-2*] Prerequisite: Either (a) all of CHBE 241, CHBE 244 or (b) CIVL 215. Or third-year standing in ENVE. Not for credit for CHBE students. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  13. CHBE_V 345 (4) Unit Operations

    Stage-wise mass transfer operations; extraction and absorption; single and stage-wise binary and multi-component distillation; principles and equipment design for continuous contact mass transfer operations including absorption, binary distillation and others such as extraction, drying, and humidification. [4-0-2*] Prerequisite: All of CHBE 346, CHBE 352. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  14. CHBE_V 346 (3) Chemical and Biological Engineering Thermodynamics II

    Volumetric and thermodynamic properties of fluids; equations of state; heat effects; ideal and non-ideal mixtures; fugacities and activity coefficients; vapor-liquid and liquid-liquid phase equilibrium; solubility of gases and solids in liquids; chemical reaction equilibrium; equilibrium partitioning of pollutants. Recommended prerequisite: MATH 256. [3-0-2*] Prerequisite: All of CHBE 220, CHBE 241, CHBE 244, MATH 253. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  15. CHBE_V 350 (1) Mass Transfer Bridge Module

    Mass transfer; molecular diffusion; convective transfer; analogies among heat, mass and momentum transfer; mass transfer coefficients; interphase mass transfer. Prerequisite: All of CHBE 251, CHBE 351, MATH 253. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  16. CHBE_V 352 (4) Transport Phenomena II

    Heat and mass transfer; conduction and molecular diffusion; convective transfer; analogies among heat, mass and momentum transfer; heat exchanger design; mass transfer coefficients; interphase mass transfer. [4-0-2*] Prerequisite: One of CHBE 251, CIVL 215, MECH 280 and MATH 256. or third-year standing in ENVE. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  17. CHBE_V 355 (3) Kinetics and Reactor Design

    Kinetics of homogeneous chemical and biological reactions, isothermal ideal reactor design, analysis of non-ideal reactors using residence time distribution and mixing models. [3-0-1] Prerequisite: All of CHBE 230, CHBE 346, CHBE 352. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  18. CHBE_V 356 (4) Process Dynamics and Control

    Introduction to modelling of chemical processes; transient response analysis; design of feedback control systems; stability analysis; frequency response analysis; process control applications; instrumentation; advanced control techniques; distributed control systems. [3-0-2] Prerequisite: MATH255,MATH256 This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  19. CHBE_V 362 (3) Process Engineering Laboratory

    Experiments to illustrate and use material presented in 200 and 300-level CHBE courses. Field trips may be required. [1-4-0] Prerequisite: All of CHBE 201, CHBE 230, CHBE 241, CHBE 251, CHBE 264. Corequisite: CHBE 352. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  20. CHBE_V 364 (3) Environmental Engineering Laboratory

    Laboratory experiments to illustrate key concepts and measurement techniques in environmental engineering as used by engineers. [1-4-0] Corequisite: One of CHBE 373, CIVL 406. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  21. CHBE_V 365 (3) Biological Engineering Laboratory

    Laboratory experiments to illustrate key concepts and measurement techniques in biotechnology as used by engineers. Field trips may be required. [1-4-0] Prerequisite: All of CHBE 201, CHBE 230, CHBE 241, CHBE 264, CHBE 221. Corequisite: CHBE 381. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  22. CHBE_V 366 (3) Chemical Engineering Laboratory

    Experiments to illustrate and use material presented in 300-level Chemical Engineering program courses. Field trips may be required. [1-4-0] Prerequisite: All of CHBE 201, CHBE 230, CHBE 241, CHBE 251, CHBE 264. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  23. CHBE_V 370 (3) Fundamentals of Sustainable Engineering

    Introduction to sustainable practice for Chemical and Biological Engineers. Pollution prevention, cleaner production, green chemistry and engineering, and sustainable design; environmental impact assessment including life-cycle assessment, total cost analysis and environmental systems analysis; applications in chemical and biological process industries. [3-0-2*] Prerequisite: All of CHBE 241, CHBE 244. or third-year standing in ENVE. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  24. CHBE_V 373 (4) Water and Wastewater Technology and Engineering

    Legal, environmental and physicochemical aspects of industrial water pollution and its abatement will be surveyed; techniques for design of wastewater treatment processes currently used in industry; case studies from chemical and process industries will be considered in detail. [3-0-2] Prerequisite: One of CHBE 251, CIVL 215, MECH 280, MTRL 263. or third-year standing in ENVE. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  25. CHBE_V 376 (4) Computer Flowsheeting and Unit Operation Design

    Theory and practice of computer flowsheeting in chemical plant design; hands-on use of modern process simulators, prediction of thermodynamic properties of fluids; behaviour of single and multiphase systems. Design of unit operations. [3-0-2] Prerequisite: CHBE241 Corequisite: All of CHBE 345, CHBE 355 for students enrolled in CHBE or third-year standing in BASc. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  26. CHBE_V 381 (3) Biological Engineering and Bio-Manufacturing I

    Biological process engineering in the fields of biotechnology and biomedical engineering; enzymatic and cellular kinetics; cell culture, bioreactor mass transport and process development; bioreactor design and operation. Credit will be granted for only one of CHBE 381, CHBE 560. [3-0-2*] Prerequisite: One of CHBE 221, BMEG 245 and one of MATH 101, MATH 103, MATH 105. and third-year standing. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  27. CHBE_V 401 (3) Mechanical Pulping and Papermaking

    Process and unit operations in mechanical pulping and papermaking, emphasizing principles and practice of refining, screening, cleaning, papermaking and properties of paper products, key economic and environmental issues. [3-0-0] This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  28. CHBE_V 402 (3) Biomass Fractionation Technology

    Process and unit operations in the conversion of wood chips to pulp and green bio-products. Biorefinery concepts and emerging technologies for the production of biomaterials, biochemicals and bioenergy. Credit will be granted for only one of CHBE 402, CHBE 502 or GBPR 502. [3-0-0] This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  29. CHBE_V 410 (3) Systems Biology and Metabolic Engineering

    Foundational concepts, experimentation methodologies, research horizons, and industrial applications of microbial cell engineering. Topics of note include genome-scale modeling, genome editing, biological circuits, protein engineering and the design-build-test-learn (DBTL) workflow. [3-0-0] Prerequisites: One of CHBE 381, CHBE 419 or BMEG 374 or Graduate student in CHBE or SBME. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  30. CHBE_V 419 (3) Industrial Biotechnology Laboratory

    Modern bioreactor technology, upstream and downstream processing of biotechnology products. Restricted to students in the Joint Degree in Biotechnology. [1-4-0]

  31. CHBE_V 451 (3) Engineering Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

    Classical thermodynamic relations from a molecular perspective. Pressure-volume-temperature relations; chemical equilibria by Gibbs' method; vapor-liquid equilibria; thermodynamic calculations based on macroscopic and statistical methods; nonequilibrium processes; molecular simulations. Credit will be granted for only one of CHBE 451, CHBE 551. [3-0-2*] Prerequisite: One of CHBE 346, MTRL 350, MECH 327. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  32. CHBE_V 452 (6) Environmental Process Design Project

    8-month project-based course, concepts from chemical, biological, and environmental science engineering with economics, life cycle analysis and health and safety considerations to solve problems related to the protection of the environment. [2-0-4;2-0-4] Prerequisite: All of CHBE 241, CHBE 345, CHBE 356, CHBE 376. Corequisite: One of CHBE 471, CHBE 481 and CHBE 459.

  33. CHBE_V 453 (8) Biological Process and Product Design

    8-month project-based course, integrating chemical and biological engineering concepts with economics, life cycle analysis and health and safety considerations in the design of major biological processes. [2-0-4; 2-0-4] Prerequisite: All of CHBE 241, CHBE 345, CHBE 356, CHBE 376, CHBE 381. Corequisite: All of CHBE 459, CHBE 481. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  34. CHBE_V 454 (8) Chemical Process and Product Design

    8-month project-based course, integrating chemical engineering concepts with economics, life cycle analysis and health and safety considerations in the design of major chemical processes. [2-0-4; 2-0-4] Prerequisite: All of CHBE 241, CHBE 345, CHBE 356, CHBE 376. Corequisite: All of CHBE 459, CHBE 471. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  35. CHBE_V 455 (3) Kinetics and Reactor Design

    Kinetics of homogeneous chemical and biological reactions, isothermal ideal reactor design, analysis of non-ideal reactors using residence time distribution and mixing models. [3-0-2*] Prerequisite: CHEM251 This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  36. CHBE_V 456 (3) Heterogenous Catalysis and Advanced Reactor Design

    Definition of heterogeneous catalysis; properties of catalysts; kinetics of catalytic reactions; ideal heterogeneous reactors; non-isothermal reactor design; mass and heat transfer effects in heterogeneous reactors; examples of industrial reactors. [3-0-2*] Prerequisite: All of CHBE 230, CHBE 352, CHBE 355. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  37. CHBE_V 457 (3) Process Synthesis

    Strategy for the conceptual design of industrial chemical and biological processes; rules of thumb for chemical engineers, simulation to assist process synthesis, reactor-separator network synthesis, introduction to product design and molecular structure design, efficiency and sustainability in the chemical industry. [3-0-2*] Prerequisite: CHBE241,CHBE346,CHBE376,CHBE344 This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  38. CHBE_V 459 (3) Chemical and Biological Engineering Economics

    Estimation of capital and operating costs; interest calculations; taxes; economic comparison of alternatives; economic optimization. [3-0-0] Prerequisite: Third-year standing in BASc or BSc. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  39. CHBE_V 464 (4) Chemical and Biological Engineering Laboratory

    Experiments in unit operations relating to process, environmental and biological engineering. Experiments are designed to provide experience in instrumentation and control. Field trips may be required. [0-6-0; 0-6-0] Prerequisite: All of CHBE 345, CHBE 355, CHBE 356, CHBE 362 and one of CHBE 365, CHBE 366. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  40. CHBE_V 465 (3) Rehabilitation and Design of Aquatic Habitat

    Modelling the effects of the environment and nutrient availability on growth and waste production; designing closed and open environments for aquatic organisms; developing prescriptions for habitat rehabilitation. [2-2*-2*] Prerequisite: CHBE 221. or equivalent and third-year standing required. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  41. CHBE_V 470 (3) Transport in Biological Systems

    Mass transport and fluid flow, including physiological tissues and tissue constructs. Mass transport deficiencies that lead to the development of pathological tissue and drug delivery to these tissues. Biological engineering for the design of tissue constructs and artificial organs. Credit will be granted for only one of CHBE 470, CHBE 570, BMEG 371. [3-0-2*] Prerequisite: One of CHBE 221, BMEG 245. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  42. CHBE_V 471 (4) Chemical Process Engineering

    Selection and design of major equipment used in chemical process plants, including heat exchangers, separators, reactors. Recommended pre-requisite: CHBE 376. [3-0-2] Prerequisite: All of CHBE 345, CHBE 352, CHBE 355. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  43. CHBE_V 472 (3) Technologies for Human and Environmental Health

    Fundamentals of cutting-edge bioanalysis technologies with an emphasis on applications in health and the environment. Concepts and calculations involving: separations, mass transfer, reaction kinetics, mixing, electrochemistry, and others. Analysis tools employed include: limits of detection, sensitivity, specificity, and other measures. Credit will be granted for only one of CHBE 472 or CHBE 572. [3-0-0] Prerequisite: Fourth year standing in BASc or BSc. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  44. CHBE_V 473 (3) Environmental Engineering and Sustainability Leadership

    Topics may include: Life cycle assessment, circular economy, system dynamics modelling, design thinking, systems thinking, traditional ecological knowledge, adaptive and evolutionary leadership, and relationality. Credit will be granted for only one of CHBE 473 or CHBE 573. Pre-requisite: CHBE 370. [3-0-0] This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  45. CHBE_V 474 (3) Process Control Engineering

    Frequency response analysis; advanced control techniques; multivariable control systems; mathematical tools for computer control systems; design of computer control systems; engineering design of industrial control applications; plant wide control concepts; distributed control systems concepts. [3-0-2*] Prerequisite: CHBE356,CHBE376 This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  46. CHBE_V 476 (3) Advanced Process Engineering and Simulation

    Mathematical modelling of chemical plants and processes; computer simulation; introduction to numerical optimization techniques. Recommended Prerequisite: All of CHBE 345, CHBE 376. [2-0-2] Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in BASc. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  47. CHBE_V 477 (3) Fuel Cell and Electrochemical Engineering

    Stoichiometry, thermodynamics and kinetics of electrode reactions; conductivity and mass transport in electrolytes; material, energy and voltage balances; design of electrosynthesis, electrorecovery of metals, and energy generation of batteries and fuel cells. Credit will be granted for only one of CHBE 477, CHBE 577. [3-0-0] Prerequisite: All of CHBE 220, CHBE 241, CHBE 346 for students enrolled in CHBE or fourth-year standing in BASc. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  48. CHBE_V 478 (3) Polymer Science and Processing.

    Introduction to polymer and biopolymer chemistry, properties, processing and technological applications. Recommended Prerequisite: One of CHEM 260, CHBE 251 or equivalent. [3-0-0] Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in BASc or BSc. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  49. CHBE_V 479 (3) Chemical Engineering Aspects of Occupational Health and Safety

    Relationship between current engineering practice and worker health and safety. Engineering analysis of industrial health and safety problems. [2-2-0] Prerequisite: Third-year standing in BASc or BSc. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  50. CHBE_V 480 (3) Hazardous Waste Processing Technology

    Characterization, treatment and final disposal of hazardous waste with emphasis upon chemical engineering principles. Topics to include relevant legislation, in-plant minimization, treatment options and clean-up of contaminated sites. Case studies to be used for illustration. [3-0-0] Prerequisite: Third-year standing in BASc or BSc. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  51. CHBE_V 481 (4) Biological Engineering and Bio-Manufacturing II

    Bioprocess flowsheeting; production-scale fermenter design; product recovery and purification; bioseparations; chromatography; viral inactivation and removal; process validation. [3-0-2] Prerequisite: CHBE381 This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  52. CHBE_V 482 (3) Energy Systems Modelling, Simulation and Optimization

    Synthesis, design and simulation of separation and reaction systems. Steady state and dynamic simulation. Application to energy systems optimization. [3-1-0] Prerequisite: All of CHBE 345, CHBE 355, CHBE 376. Or fourth-year standing in BASc. or BSc. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  53. CHBE_V 483 (3) Energy Engineering for Climate Change and Sustainability

    Supply and use of conventional and alternative fuels and energy. Design and operation of unit operations for processing of fossil fuels, biomass, and other energy sources. Environmental considerations of energy use. that address climate change and sustainability (water usage, environmental footprint, resource use, etc.). Credit will be granted for only one of CHBE 483, CHBE 583. [3-0-0] Prerequisite: Third-year standing in BASc or BSc. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  54. CHBE_V 484 (3) Green Engineering for Cyclic Economy

    Technologies for clean production of chemicals and materials, green chemistry and engineering, industrial ecology and sustainable development; advanced applications of environmental impact assessment including life-cycle assessment, total cost analysis and environmental systems analysis; reduce/recycling/reuse of wastes and by-products. Recommended Prerequisite: CHBE 370. [3-0-0] Prerequisite: CHBE 241. or equivalent and third-year standing in BASc or BSc. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  55. CHBE_V 485 (3) Air Pollution Prevention and Air Quality Engineering

    Fate of air-born chemicals and the associated impacts of air pollutants on health, visibility, smog formation, ozone depletion and global warming; air quality and emission standards; atmospheric dispersion of air pollutants; prevention and control technologies for particulates, SOx, NOx, VOCs, and CO2. Credit will be granted for only one of CHBE 485, CHBE 475 or CHBE 585. [3-0-2*] Prerequisite: Third-year standing in BASc. or BSc. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  56. CHBE_V 486 (3) Waste Mitigation and Processing for Resource Recovery

    How chemical and biological waste impact the environment. Physico-chemical, thermal, and biological methods for minimizing, isolating and sustainably treating solid waste and wastewater, including conversion to bioproducts/ industrial products, energy and clean water. Recommended Prerequisite: All of CHBE 241, CHBE 244, CHBE 370. [3-0-0] Prerequisite: Third-year standing in BASc. or BSc. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  57. CHBE_V 487 (3) Interfacial Phenomena

    Outline of the physics and chemistry of interfaces; discussion of the part played by surface effects in technical processes. Credit will be granted for only one of CHBE 357, CHBE 487, CHBE 587, FNH 419 or FOOD 519. Recommended Prerequisite: One of CHBE 241, FNH 300. [3-0-0] Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in BASc. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  58. CHBE_V 488 (3) Carbon Capture, Conversion and Sequestration Technologies

    Examination of carbon capture technologies, and CO2 conversion and sequestration options. Technical foundations on carbon cycle, thermodynamics, transport, absorption, adsorption, sequestration, mineralization and conversion. Analysis of cases in the context of technology, policy and regulatory framework. Credit will be granted for only one of CHBE 488 or CHBE 588. [3-0-1] Prerequisite: One of CHBE 244, MTRL 252 and one of CHBE 251, CIVL 215, MTRL 263. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  59. CHBE_V 489 (3) Pollution Control in the Pulp and Paper Industry

    Pollutants of concern in the pulp and paper industry; environmental impact of the industry; technologies used for the control of solid, liquid and gaseous wastes. [3-0-0] This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  60. CHBE_V 491 (1) Thesis Proposal

    Literature searching, planning, equipment design, experimental design for an individual research project leading to a written proposal and oral presentation. [0-2-0] Prerequisite: All of CHBE 362, CHBE 366. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  61. CHBE_V 492 (5) Thesis

    Research project under the direction of a staff member. [0-8-0] Prerequisite: [CHBE491] This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  62. CHBE_V 493 (1) Thesis Proposal-Environmental Topic

    Literature search, planning, equipment design for an individual research project leading to a written proposal and oral presentation. Topic to be chosen from a selection of environmental topics offered by the department. [0-2-0] Prerequisite: [CHBE362, CHBE364] This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  63. CHBE_V 494 (5) Thesis-Environmental Topic

    Environmental engineering research topic. [0-8-0] Prerequisite: [CHBE493] This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  64. CHBE_V 495 (1) Thesis Proposal-Biotechnology Topic

    Literature search, planning, equipment design for an individual research project leading to a written proposal and oral presentation. Topic to be chosen from a selection of biotechnology topics offered by the department. [0-2-0] Prerequisite: [CHBE362, CHBE365] This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  65. CHBE_V 496 (5) Thesis Biotechnology Topic

    Biotechnological engineering research topic. [0-8-0] Prerequisite: [CHBE495] This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  66. CHBE_V 497 (1-6) Topics in Chemical and Biological Engineering.

    Seminar or lecture. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  67. CHBE_V 498 (1) Engineering Report

    This should be written on some subject of scientific interest or technical interest, based preferably on personal experience. Specifications are issued by the Department. Prerequisite: Third-year Chemical and Biological Engineering. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  68. CHBE_V 502 (3) Biomass Fractionation Chemistry

    Extraction of soluble compounds and macromolecules. Chemical and technical processes in production of pulp. Bleaching. Fiber production from woody and herbaceous biomass. Production of reactive intermediates. Credit will be granted for only one of CHBE 402, CHBE 502 or GBPR 502. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  69. CHBE_V 505 (3) Introduction to Chemical Engineering for Non-Chemical Engineers

    Prerequisite: Supervisor and instructor approval required. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  70. CHBE_V 506 (3) Industrial Process Engineering

    Mass and energy balances. Stoichiometry. Flow diagrams. Key unit operations for selected process industries in Western Canada with special attention to emission controls and hazards. May require field trips. Not open to Chemical and Biological Engineering students. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  71. CHBE_V 510 (3) Optimization of Bioprocesses

    Experimental design, data analysis, model building, reactor dynamics and computer control for optimization. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  72. CHBE_V 549 (12) Master's Thesis for M.Sc.

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  73. CHBE_V 550 (3) Advanced Reactor Design

    Topics vary from year to year, and may include kinetics of fluid-solid reactions of single particles, packed, moving, fluidized and transported bed reactors; rotary kilns; gas-liquid reaction kinetics and reactor design; reactor design for gas-liquid-solid and non-catalytic processes. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  74. CHBE_V 551 (3) Engineering Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

    Classical thermodynamic relations from a molecular perspective. Pressure-volume- temperature relations; chemical equilibria by Gibbs' method; vapor-liquid equilibria; thermodynamic calculations based on macroscopic and statistical methods; nonequilibrium processes; molecular simulations. Credit will be granted for only one of CHBE 451 or CHBE 551. [3-0-2*] This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  75. CHBE_V 552 (3) Optimization Methods

    Basic concepts of optimization and structure of mathematical models. Gradient methods. Direct search methods. Gauss-Newton method for parameter optimization in models described by ordinary and partial differential equations. Constrained optimization. Statistical inferences. Design of experiments. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  76. CHBE_V 553 (3) Mathematical Operations in Chemical Engineering

    Topics vary from year to year. Amongst these will be dimensional analysis and model theory; treatment and interpretation of chemical engineering data; formulation and solution of differential and finite difference equations; graphical, numerical and statistical methods. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  77. CHBE_V 554 (3) Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer

    Prediction of velocity, temperature, and concentration profiles for flowing fluids; unifying concepts and analogies in momentum, heat, and mass transport; streamline flow and turbulence, molecular and eddy conduction and diffusion, boundary layers, smooth and rough conduits and other boundaries. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  78. CHBE_V 557 (3) Fluid Dynamics

    Topics vary from year to year and include: governing equations for Newtonian fluids; numerical solutions to Navier-Stokes equations; incompressible boundary layers; stability analysis; turbulence; applied Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD); modelling multi-phase fluids by Eulerian and Lagrangian methods; commercial CFD software. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  79. CHBE_V 559 (3) Topics in Chemical Engineering

    A discussion of some aspects of modern Chemical Engineering. Subject matter varies each year. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  80. CHBE_V 560 (3) Biological Engineering and Bio-Manufacturing

    Biological process engineering in the fields of biotechnology and biomedical engineering; enzymatic and cellular kinetics; cell culture, bioreactor mass transport and process development; bioreactor design and operation. Critical analysis of recent biological engineering research articles. Credit will be granted for only one of CHBE 381 or CHBE 560. [3-0-2] This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  81. CHBE_V 561 (3) Particle Technology

    Topics vary from year to year and include gas, liquid, and particle mechanics, fine and nano particles; colloidal phenomena; packed beds; filtration; sedimentation; two- and three-phase fluidized beds; spouted beds; hydraulic and pneumatic transport; multiphase flows. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  82. CHBE_V 563 (3) Applied Heterogeneous Catalysis

    Techniques for characterizing catalysts and their surfaces. Commercial methods of preparing catalysts. Chemistry of catalytic reactions and the impact of catalyst properties, mechanisms and kinetics on reactor engineering. Applications of catalytic oxidations, hydrogenations, C-C bond formation and cracking. [3-0-0] This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  83. CHBE_V 564 (3) Industrial Biotechnology Laboratory

    Modern bioreactor technology, upstream and downstream processing of biotechnology products. Credit will be granted for only one of CHBE 564 or CHBE 419. [1-4-0] This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  84. CHBE_V 565 (3) Advanced Process Control

    Discrete-time chemical system modelling; model-based predictive control; predictive controller design; analysis of design parameters; controller stability; robustness and performance analysis; selected topics from current developments in the literature. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  85. CHBE_V 566 (3) Topics in Biological Engineering

    Critical analysis of biological engineering research articles and literature review in an area of focus. Topics chosen from: bioprocess, biosensor, biotechnology, and biomedical engineering. Prerequisite: BIOL112 This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  86. CHBE_V 567 (3) System Identification and Adaptive Control

    Input/Output modelling; frequency analysis; regression analysis; model parametrizations; recursive estimation methods; model validation; adaptive controller design; implementation issues; chemical process control applications; selected topics from current developments in the literature. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  87. CHBE_V 570 (3) Advanced Transport in Biological Systems

    Advanced studies in mass transport: material flow in biological systems from cellular to whole body level under normal and pathological conditions. Biological engineering approaches for designing tissue constructs and artificial organs. Credit will be granted for only one of CHBE 470, CHBE 570, or BMEG 371. Prerequisite: BIOL 112. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  88. CHBE_V 571 (3) Non-Newtonian Fluid Behaviour

    Selections from the following topics: kinematics of deformation and flow, dynamics of continuous media, constitutive equations, physical chemical and molecular aspects of viscosity, engineering applications to pipe flow, mixing, heat transfer. Handling of suspensions and polymers. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  89. CHBE_V 572 (3) Technologies for Human and Environmental Health

    Fundamentals of cutting-edge bioanalysis technologies with an emphasis on applications in health and the environment. Concepts and calculations involving: separations, mass transfer, reaction kinetics, mixing, electrochemistry, and others. Analysis tools employed include: limits of detection, sensitivity, specificity, and other measures. Credit will be granted for only one of CHBE 472 or CHBE 572. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  90. CHBE_V 573 (3) Environmental Engineering and Sustainability Leadership

    Topics may include: Life cycle assessment, circular economy, system dynamics modelling, design thinking, systems thinking, traditional ecological knowledge, adaptive and evolutionary leadership, and relationality. Credit will be granted for only one of CHBE 473 or CHBE 573. [3-0-0] This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  91. CHBE_V 574 (3) Equilibrium Properties of Non-Ideal Mixtures

    Discussion of various methods of calculating vapor-liquid, liquid-liquid equilibrium and thermal properties, including molecular thermodynamics. Excess free-energy of mixing. Thermodynamic consistency tests. Emphasis on engineering applications and newer approaches. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  92. CHBE_V 577 (3) Electrochemical Science, Engineering and Technology

    Electrochemical interfaces; electrode reactions; thermodynamics; kinetics and transport processes in electrochemical systems; experimental techniques. Electrochemical reactors and processes; modelling, design and economics. Electrochemical technologies; electrosynthesis, batteries and fuel cells. Electro-metallurgy; electrowinning and refining of metals, corrosion, leaching and cementation. Credit will be granted for only one of CHBE 477 or CHBE 577. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  93. CHBE_V 578 (3) Polymer Science and Processing

    Polymer chemistry, polymer properties, polymer processing and technological applications. Credit will be granted for only one of CHBE 478 or CHBE 578. [3-0-0] This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  94. CHBE_V 580 (3) Advanced Topics in Pulp and Paper Engineering

    Advanced material in selected topics in pulp and paper in science and engineering. Subject matter varies each year. [3-0] This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  95. CHBE_V 583 (3) Energy Engineering for Climate Change and Sustainability

    Supply and use of conventional and alternative fuels and energy. Design and operation of unit operations for processing of fossil fuels, biomass, and other energy sources. Environmental considerations of energy use that address climate change and sustainability (water usage, environmental footprint, resource use, etc.). Credit will be granted for only one of CHBE 483 or CHBE 583. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  96. CHBE_V 585 (3) Air Pollution Prevention and Air Quality Engineering

    Fate of air-born chemicals and the associated impacts of air pollutants on health, visibility, smog formation, ozone depletion and global warming; air quality and emission standards; atmospheric dispersion of air pollutants; prevention and control technologies for particulates, SOx, NOx, VOCs, and CO2. Credit will be granted for only one of CHBE 475, CHBE 485, or CHBE 585. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  97. CHBE_V 587 (3) Interfacial Phenomena

    Outline of the physics and chemistry of interfaces; discussion of the part played by surface effects in technical processes. Credit will be granted for only one of CHBE 357, CHBE 487, CHBE 587, FNH 419 or FOOD 519. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  98. CHBE_V 588 (3) Carbon Capture, Conversion and Sequestration Technologies

    Credit will be granted for only one of CHBE 488 or CHBE 588. [3-0-1] This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  99. CHBE_V 590 (3) Small Watershed Systems Design

    Hydrologic design of water management systems for the production of agricultural and other biological materials. Analysis and design of composite systems for watersheds. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  100. CHBE_V 596 (6) Engineering Report

    For M.Eng. students. Carry out a literature review, conduct a research or design project and prepare an engineering report under the supervision of a faculty member. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  101. CHBE_V 597 (2) M.A.Sc. Thesis Proposal Development

    Techniques for preparation of a critical literature review and focussed research proposal for M.A.Sc. candidates. Students perform oral and written critiques of published research in their area of study, define research questions and hypotheses, and develop a focussed research proposal. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  102. CHBE_V 598 (1) Master's Seminar

    Current topics in chemical and biological engineering research. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  103. CHBE_V 599 (12) Thesis

    For M.A.Sc. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  104. CHBE_V 697 (2) Ph.D. Thesis Proposal Development

    Techniques for preparation of a critical literature review and focussed research proposal for Ph.D. candidates. Students perform oral and written critiques of published research in their area of study, define research questions and hypotheses, and develop a focussed research proposal. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  105. CHBE_V 698 (1) Doctoral Seminar

    Current topics in chemical and biological engineering research. Pass/fail. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  106. CHBE_V 699 (0) Doctoral Dissertation

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.


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