# CH E - Chemical Engineering

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Faculty of Engineering

Below are the courses available from the CH E code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, and class times.

**3 units (fi 8)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-1S-0)**

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

**1.5 units (fi 8)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-1S-0)**

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

**1.5 units (fi 8)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-1S-0)**

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

**3 units (fi 8)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-1S-0)**

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

**1.5 units (fi 8)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-1S-0)**

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

**1.5 units (fi 8)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-1S-0)**

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

**3 units (fi 8)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-1S-0)**

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

**1.5 units (fi 8)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-1S-0)**

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

**1.5 units (fi 8)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-1S-0)**

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

**3 units (fi 8)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-2)**

Design of separation processes with emphasis on the equilibrium stage concept, distillation, absorption and extraction. Design of rate based separations, membranes, membrane cascades, adsorption. Introduction to the use of process simulators for designing the separation processes. Prerequisites: CH E 343, 314. Corequisite: CH E 318.

**1.5 units (fi 8)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-2)**

Design of separation processes with emphasis on the equilibrium stage concept, distillation, absorption and extraction. Design of rate based separations, membranes, membrane cascades, adsorption. Introduction to the use of process simulators for designing the separation processes. Prerequisites: CH E 343, 314. Corequisite: CH E 318.

**1.5 units (fi 8)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-2)**

Design of separation processes with emphasis on the equilibrium stage concept, distillation, absorption and extraction. Design of rate based separations, membranes, membrane cascades, adsorption. Introduction to the use of process simulators for designing the separation processes. Prerequisites: CH E 343, 314. Corequisite: CH E 318.

**3 units (fi 8)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-2)**

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

**1.5 units (fi 8)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-2)**

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

**1.5 units (fi 8)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-2)**

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

**3 units (fi 8)(EITHER, 3-1S-0)**

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

**3 units (fi 8)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-1S-0)**

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

**1.5 units (fi 8)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-1S-0)**

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

**1.5 units (fi 8)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-1S-0)**

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

**3 units (fi 8)(EITHER, 2-0-3)**

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

**3 units (fi 8)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-4)**

Statistical analysis of process data from chemical process plants and course laboratory experiments. Topics covered include linear and nonlinear regression, dimensionality reduction, classification, deep learning, and design of experiments. Prerequisites: CH E 351 and STAT 235. Corequisites: CH E 314 and CH E 345.

**1.5 units (fi 8)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-4)**

Statistical analysis of process data from chemical process plants and course laboratory experiments. Topics covered include linear and nonlinear regression, dimensionality reduction, classification, deep learning, and design of experiments. Prerequisites: CH E 351 and STAT 235. Corequisites: CH E 314 and CH E 345.

**1.5 units (fi 8)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-4)**

Statistical analysis of process data from chemical process plants and course laboratory experiments. Topics covered include linear and nonlinear regression, dimensionality reduction, classification, deep learning, and design of experiments. Prerequisites: CH E 351 and STAT 235. Corequisites: CH E 314 and CH E 345.

**3 units (fi 8)(EITHER, 3-1S-0)**

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

**3 units (fi 8)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-1S-0)**

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

**3 units (fi 8)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-2)**

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

**3 units (fi 8)(SECOND, 4-0-4)**

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

**3 units (fi 8)(EITHER, 3-1S-0)**

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

**3 units (fi 8)(EITHER, 3-1S-3/3)**

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

**3 units (fi 8)(SECOND, 3-1S-3/3)**

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

**3 units (fi 8)(SECOND, 1-0-4)**

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

**3 units (fi 8)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-3)**

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

**3 units (fi 8)(SECOND, 4-0-4)**

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

**3 units (fi 8)(SECOND, 3-1S-3/3)**

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

**3 units (fi 8)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-1)**

Engineering analysis of processes such as cell growth and fermentation, purification of products, waste management, and bioremediation. Prerequisites: CME 265 and BIOL 107.

**3 units (fi 8)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-0)**

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

**3 units (fi 8)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-1S-0)**

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

**3 units (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-1S-3/3)**

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

**3 units (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-1S-3/3)**

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

**3 units (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-1S-0)**

Introduction to energy conversion technologies, impact of energy sources on the planet/environment, energy analysis, heat integration and energy efficiency, conventional and non-conventional renewable energy conversion technologies, CO2 mitigation technologies, conversion of renewable carbon resources to produce bulk and fine chemicals. Life cycle and return on investment analysis for analyzing the effectiveness of different energy and chemical systems, sustainability metrics. Prerequisite: CH E 343, CH E 314

**3 units (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-1S-0)**

Principles of electrochemistry including physical chemistry of electrolyte solutions, ion transport in solution, ionic conductivity, electrode equilibrium, reference electrodes, electrode kinetics, heat effects in electrochemical cells, electrochemical energy conversion, fuel cells, batteries, supercapacitors, and electrocatalytic systems, electrolytic production of hydrogen.

**3 units (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-1S-0)**

Introduction to legislative regulations and hierarchy of integrated solid waste management, policy instruments on waste management, Waste handling and quantification, waste-disposal methods, circular economy in relation to waste management, characterization of solid waste, pretreatment of solid waste, thermochemical conversion of solid waste to energy, case studies on resource recovery from solid waste.

**3 units (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-1S-0)**

First and second generation biomass, bioenergy production technologies, biofuels, transformation of lignocellulosic biomass, biochemical conversion routes, selective catalytic conversion routes and high temperature thermochemical conversion, including pyrolysis and gasification, reaction chemistry of model cellulosic and lignin compounds. Computer-based process simulations for thermochemical transformation, reactor design problems related to biomass transformation.

**3 units (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-3/2)**

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

**4 units (fi 8)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-1S-3/3)**

Modeling and solving optimization problems in process systems engineering (PSE) applications. Topics covered include solving systems of nonlinear equations, optimality conditions, linear programming, unconstrained/constrained nonlinear programming, mixed integer programming, optimization modeling tools, and selected PSE applications. Prerequisites: MATH 102, 209, and CME 265. Corequisites: CH E 314, 318 and 345.

**3 units (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-3/2)**

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

**3 units (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-1S-0)**

Analysis and design of bioreactors. Characterization, Mechanisms and models of biocatalysis by cultures, whole cells and enzymes. Design and modification of biocatalytic systems. Introduction to the concepts of metabolic and enzyme engineering. Lab or simulated lab component. Prerequisites: CME 265 and BIOL 107

**3 units (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-1S-0)**

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

**3 units (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-1)**

Exploration of how design principles are implemented in biotechnology and bioengineering. Topics cover all scales of bioengineering from processes to cells and biomolecules, and include how tools and innovative approaches, such as bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, influence the field.

**3 units (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-0)**

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

**3 units (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-0)**

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

**3 units (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)**

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

**3 units (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-0)**

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

**3 units (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-1S-0)**

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

**3 units (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-0)**

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

**3 units (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-0)**

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

**3 units (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-0)**

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

**3 units (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-0)**

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

**3 units (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-0)**

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

**3 units (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-3/2)**

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

**3 units (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)**

Intended for graduate students who are familiar with basic modern control theory. Solution methods for dynamical systems, stability theory, classical optimal control methods, model predictive control and its computational tools.

**3 units (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)**

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

**3 units (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-0)**

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

**3 units (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-0)**

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

**3 units (fi 6)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-0)**

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