Zachary Seguin

CHE Courses

CHE 100 – Chemical Engineering Concepts 1

Introduction to basic methods and principles in Chemical Engineering. The fundamentals of engineering calculations (units and dimensions), behaviour of fluids, mass balances, processes and process variables. Laboratory on visual communication: engineering graphics, computer software including spread sheets, computer aided design. Technical communication: word processing software, elements of technical report writing. Aspects of the engineering profession including ethics, safety, and intellectual property. Professional development including résumé skills, interview skills, and preparation for co-op terms.

CHE 101 – Chemical Engineering Concepts 2

An extension of the topics covered in CHE 100. Energy balances. Laboratory experiments illustrate the physical principles discussed. (In the Winter term only: brief review of co-op fundamentals.) [Offered: W, S]

CHE 102 – Chemistry for Engineers

Chemical principles with applications in engineering. Stoichiometric calculations, properties of gases, properties of liquids and solutions, gas phase chemical equilibrium, ionic equilibrium in aqueous solution, oxidation-reduction reactions, chemical kinetics. [Offered: F]

CHE 121 – Engineering Computation

Introduction to digital computers, hardware and software organization. Programming fundamentals. Algorithms and control structures. Computer communication. Spreadsheets for problem solving, plotting, fitting data, building new functions, and making iterations and loops. Problem solution, plotting, and creating complex programs in a programming environment. Elementary numerical methods (e.g. Taylor series summations, roots of equations, roots of polynomials, system of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, integration). Applications in Chemical Engineering. [Offered: W, S]

CHE 161 – Engineering Biology

Introduction to basic concepts of biochemistry and cell biology. Overview of the chemistry of amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids. Properties and functions of biopolymers. Elements of cell structure and diversity, and relationship of biochemistry with cell metabolism. A focus on biotechnologically relevant examples such as biomimetic engineering design, proteomics, system biology and high throughput biology. [Offered: W, S]

CHE 200 – Equilibrium Stage Operations

Equilibrium between phases; the equilibrium stage concept. Cascades of stages with and without reflux; group methods and stage-by-stage approaches; graphical solutions. Applications in the separation of components by distillation, absorption, stripping, extraction and leaching. [Offered: F, W]

CHE 201 – Seminar

General Seminar.

CHE 202 – Seminar

General Seminar.

CHE 211 – Fluid Mechanics

Fundamentals of fluid flow. Conservation laws for mass, momentum and mechanical energy. Flow of fluids in conduits. Flow past immersed bodies. Flow through beds of solids, fluidization. Transportation and metering of fluids. Dimensional analysis. [Offered: F, S]

CHE 220 – Process Data Analysis

Introduction to statistical methods for analyzing and interpreting process data. Introduction to statistical ideas, probability theory, distribution theory, sampling theory, confidence intervals and significance tests. Introduction to regression analysis. Introduction to design of experiments and statistical quality control. [Offered: F, W]

CHE 230 – Physical Chemistry 1

Thermodynamics: work and heat as forms of energy. First law, internal energy and enthalpy. Heats of chemical and physical changes. Cycles and the second law, entropy. Spontaneity and equilibrium, free energies. Systems of variable composition, chemical equilibrium. Phase equilibrium and the phase rule. Ideal solutions, colligative properties. [Offered: F, W]

CHE 231 – Physical Chemistry 2

Thermodynamics: ideal solutions; non-ideal solutions, non-electrolytic and electrolytic solutions, phase equilibrium and phase diagrams, reaction equilibrium. Surface phenomena: surface tension, capillarity, properties of small particles, adsorption. Chemical kinetics: rate laws, reaction rates, mechanisms, catalysis, heterogeneous reactions. [Offered: F, S]

CHE 241 – Materials Science and Engineering

Fundamentals; atomic bonding, crystalline structure, crystal defects, non-crystalline materials; structure and properties of metals, ceramics, glasses, semi-conductors. Amorphous materials, polymers, composites. Processing and concepts of engineering design of materials. [Offered: F, S]

CHE 290 – Chemical Engineering Lab 1

A selection of computer and laboratory exercises refreshing and reinforcing material covered in the previous term. Topics may include: basic microbiology and biotechnology, introductory physical chemistry, mass and energy balances. [Offered: F, W]

CHE 291 – Chemical Engineering Lab 2

A selection of computer and laboratory exercises refreshing and reinforcing material covered in the previous term. Topics may include: physical chemistry, design of experiments and statistics, and equilibrium stage operations. [Offered: F, S]

CHE 298 – Directed Research Project

Directed research project under the supervision of faculty members. Participation will give students experience in advanced research techniques, with valuable training for those potentially interested in graduate school or industrial research careers. Taken over and above normal course load. Good standing and permission of department required for registration.

CHE 299 – Directed Research Project

Directed research project under the supervision of faculty members. Participation will give students experience in advanced research techniques, with valuable training for those potentially interested in graduate school or industrial research careers. Taken over and above normal course load. Good standing and permission of department required for registration.

CHE 301 – Seminar

General Seminar.

CHE 302 – Seminar

General Seminar.

CHE 311 – Chemical Reaction Engineering

Review of stoichiometry and chemical kinetics. Homogeneous reactors: isothermal operation; batch; semi-batch; continuous tank; plug flow reactor design. CSTRs in series; plug flow reactor with recycle. Multiple reactions in reactor networks. Temperature effects in adiabatic and non-isothermal reactors. Yield, selectivity and optimal operation of reactors. Heterogeneous catalysis and effectiveness factors in two-phase reactors. [Offered: F, W]

CHE 312 – Mathematics of Heat and Mass Transfer

Fundamentals of mass transfer: species and mixture velocities, diffusive and convective fluxes, Fick's law and the diffusion coefficient. Vector form of the microscopic (differential) mass balance. Fundamentals of heat transfer: conduction, convection and radiation, Fourier's law and thermal conductivity. Vector form of the microscopic thermal energy balance for solids and incompressible fluids. Mass and heat transfer models leading to ordinary differential equation problems in Cartesian, cylindrical and spherical geometries; types of boundary conditions. Bessel functions. Analytical solution of linear partial differential equations: combination of variables, separation of variables and Sturm-Liouville theory, Laplace transform. Mass and heat transfer models leading to linear partial differential equations: 1D transient diffusion and conduction in Cartesian, cylindrical and spherical geometries; steady-state 2D conduction and diffusion. Heat-mass transfer analogies and dimensionless numbers. [Offered: W,S]

CHE 313 – Applications of Heat and Mass Transfer

Convective heat transfer. Analysis of convective heat transfer in external flows using the boundary layer approach. Analysis of convective heat transfer in internal flows. Empirical correlations for convective heat transfer. Heat transfer with phase change: condensation and boiling. Heat exchanger design. Convective mass transfer. Empirical correlations for convective mass transfer. Mass transfer at fluid-fluid interfaces. Design of continuous differential contactors for absorption/stripping, distillation and liquid-liquid extraction. Analogy between heat, mass and momentum transfer. Dimensional analysis. Simultaneous heat and mass transfer operations. [Offered: F, W]

CHE 314 – Chemical Reaction Engineering

Review of stoichiometry and chemical kinetics. Homogeneous reactors: isothermal operation; batch; semi-batch; continuous tank; plug flow reactor design. Continuous stirred-tank reactors (CSTRs) in series; plug flow reactor with recycle. Multiple reactions in reactor networks. Temperature effects in adiabatic and non-isothermal reactors. Yield, selectivity and optimal operation of reactors. Heterogeneous catalysis and effectiveness factors in two-phase reactors. [Offered: W, S]

CHE 322 – Numerical Methods for Process Analysis and Design

Systems of linear and non-linear algebraic equations; polynomial and spline interpolation; numerical differentiation and integration; numerical solution of initial value and boundary value ordinary differential equation problems: accuracy and stability, step size control and stiffness; finite differences for the numerical solution of elliptic and parabolic partial differential equations: method of lines, explicit vs. implicit finite-difference methods; introduction to the finite element method (optional). The course extends material on numerical methods and their implementation in Matlab, covered in CHE 121, to address a variety of models of chemical engineering processes. [Offered: W, S]

CHE 325 – Strategies for Process Improvement and Product Development

Examines the role of the statistical design of experiments and data analysis in continuous process improvement and product development. The application of screening designs, single and multifactor including two-level factorial designs, response surface designs such as central composite and Box-Behnken, and designs for the study of mixture variables for recipe optimization. Use of statistical analysis software to apply these techniques. [Offered: F, W]

CHE 330 – Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

Review of fundamentals, including 2nd law and concepts of equilibrium, phase and reaction equilibria, fugacity, exergy. Thermodynamics applied to practical situations. Examples chosen from: fluid flow; power generation; refrigeration; air conditioning and water cooling; liquefaction of gases; equilibria in complex chemical reactions and separation processes; surface phenomena; electrochemical reactions; biological processes. [Offered: W, S]

CHE 331 – Electrochemical Engineering

Topics and applications of electrochemistry and electrochemical engineering. Industrial process examples. Environmental aspects. Ionic equilibria. Laws of electrolysis. Theory of electrolytes. Transport properties of electrolytes. Reversible cell potentials. Irreversible electrode processes. Thermodynamic and kinetic aspects of corrosion. Common examples of corrosion. Electrochemical energy conversion and storage. [Offered: F, W]

CHE 341 – Introduction to Process Control

Laplace transform techniques. Proportional-integral-derivative control. Frequency response methods. Stability analysis. Controller tuning. Process control simulation and computer control systems. Process identification. [Offered: F, W; first offered Fall 2020]

CHE 360 – Bioprocess Engineering

Review of elementary aspects of molecular biology, genetic engineering, biochemistry, microbiology. Biological systems for the production of commercial goods and services: foods, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, fuels, equipment, diagnostics, waste treatment, and biomaterials. Properties of microbial, plant and animal cells, and of enzymes used in bioprocess applications. Classification and characterization of biological agents and materials; quantification of metabolism, biokinetics, bioenergetics. Introduction to design of bioprocess systems, including biosafety and good manufacturing practices. [Offered: W, S]

CHE 361 – Bioprocess Engineering

Review of elementary aspects of microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetic engineering. Introduction of biological systems for the production of commercial goods and services, e.g., foods, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, fuels, diagnostics, waste treatment, and biomaterials. Introduction to design of bioprocess systems, including biosafety and sustainability. Development of reaction kinetics associated with biological systems. Quantification of metabolism. Development of material balances for key constituents in bioreactors operated in different modes, e.g., batch, fed-batch, continuous stirred-tank reactor (CSTR), perfusion, recycle. Introduction to mass and heat transfer considerations for bioreactors. Dynamic simulation of cultures defined by ordinary differential equations. Introduction of downstream processes associated with biological systems and recovery of biological products. [Offered: F, W]

CHE 383 – Chemical Engineering Design Workshop

An introduction to the engineering design process, including problem definition and needs analysis, critical analysis of problems, alternative solutions, process synthesis, design constraints, and safety and environmental protection in design. This course also develops and enhances team work, project management and technical communication (written and oral). Students in teams work on open-ended problems and apply the formal methods of engineering design. At the conclusion of this course, each student team presents a pre-proposal of the design project that will become the subject of CHE 482 and CHE 483. [Offered: F, W; first offered Fall 2020]

CHE 390 – Chemical Engineering Lab 3

A selection of computer and laboratory exercises and project-based investigations refreshing and reinforcing material covered in the previous term. Topics may include: fluid mechanics, physical chemistry and kinetics, materials properties and testing. [Offered: W, S, first offered Winter 2019]

CHE 391 – Chemical Engineering Lab 4

A selection of computer and laboratory exercises refreshing and reinforcing material covered in the previous term. Topics may include: electrochemistry, heat transfer, mass transfer, fermentation and bioseparations. [Offered: F, W, last offered Winter 2020]

CHE 398 – Directed Research Project

Directed research project under the supervision of faculty members. Participation will give students experience in advanced research techniques, with valuable training for those potentially interested in graduate school or industrial research careers. Taken over and above normal course load. Good standing and permission of department required for registration.

CHE 399 – Directed Research Project

Directed research project under the supervision of faculty members. Participation will give students experience in advanced research techniques, with valuable training for those potentially interested in graduate school or industrial research careers. Taken over and above normal course load. Good standing and permission of department required for registration.

CHE 401 – Seminar

General Seminar.

CHE 402 – Seminar

General Seminar.

CHE 420 – Introduction to Process Control

Laplace transform techniques. Proportional-integral-derivative control. Frequency response methods. Stability analysis. Controller tuning. Process control simulation and computer control systems. Process identification. [Offered: F, S, last offered Fall 2020]

CHE 425 – Strategies for Process Improvement and Product Development

A course in practical statistics at a level one step beyond an elementary course. Material includes regression analysis for linear and nonlinear models, analysis of variance, statistical inference, single and multiple comparisons, and an introduction to the design of experiments including single factor designs, multifactor designs, response surface methods, d-optimality (with empirical and mechanistic models), and the analysis of undesigned data. Applications to process improvement, product development and research problems will be explored. Use of statistical analysis software to apply these techniques. [Offered: F, W]

CHE 480 – Process Analysis and Design

Development and analysis of process flowsheets and chemical product design. Design and selection of common process equipment such as heat exchangers, pumps, piping, staged separations. Incorporation of pollution prevention and inherently safer design principles. Equipment and project cost estimation. [Offered: F, S]

CHE 482 – Chemical Engineering Design Workshop

In this course, students study the design process including: problem definition and needs analysis; process synthesis, process debottlenecking and troubleshooting; safety and environmental protection in design; written and oral communication for design reports. A significant portion of the term work will be devoted to a group design project, culminating in a design proposal that will be presented to the department. [Offered: F, S]

CHE 483 – Group Design Project

Student design teams of two to four members work on design projects of industrial scope and importance under the supervision of a faculty member. The projects are a continuation of those initiated in CHE 482. [Offered: W]

CHE 490 – Chemical Engineering Lab 5

A selection of computer and laboratory exercises refreshing and reinforcing material covered in the previous term. Topics may include: reaction kinetics and reactor engineering, heat and mass transfer unit operations, numerical methods, principles of design and safety. [Offered: F, S]

CHE 491 – Chemical Engineering Lab 5

Project-based experimental investigation of complex systems in main areas of application of chemical engineering. Topics selected from reaction engineering, separation processes, bioprocess engineering, electrochemical engineering, materials engineering and process control. [Offered: W; first offered Winter 2022]

CHE 498 – Directed Research Project

Directed research project under the supervision of faculty members. Participation will give students experience in advanced research techniques, with valuable training for those potentially interested in graduate school or industrial research careers. Taken over and above normal course load. Good standing and permission of department required for registration.

CHE 499 – Elective Research Project

A major undergraduate research project carried out as a technical elective (TE) under the supervision of a faculty member. An oral presentation of results and a written report are the minimum requirements. Other requirements may be set by the faculty supervisor or department. [Offered: F,W,S]

CHE 500 – Special Topics in Chemical Engineering

Special courses on advanced topics may be offered from time to time, when resources are available. For current offerings, inquire at the CHE undergraduate office.

CHE 514 – Fundamentals of Petroleum Production

Fundamentals of surface chemistry, capillary pressure and wettability. Petrophysics, measurement and interpretation of electrical, capillary and flow properties of reservoir rock. Hydrostatic pressure regimes and estimation of oil and gas reserves. Darcy's law and modelling of steady-state and transient incompressible and compressible single-phase flow through porous media. Thermodynamics of petroleum fluids. Material balance for oil and gas reservoirs: subsurface withdrawal and primary production mechanisms. Oil well testing. Two-phase flow in oil reservoirs, relative permeability, Buckley-Leverett theory of linear water flooding and sweep efficiency. Introduction to enhanced oil recovery. [Offered: F]

CHE 516 – Energy Systems Engineering

Energy systems in society. Review of fossil fuel reserves, production and consumption trends, including unconventional sources such as shale gas, and oil sands. Transportation fuels and alternative fuels; the design of hybrid power trains, fuel cells and batteries. Design considerations of carbon-free energy generation and carbon-neutral technologies, including nuclear, wind, solar and bio-energy. Design of energy storage on a 'utility scale' and portable power sources. Applications of thermodynamics in the design of energy systems, including the Rankin and Brayton cycles. Other energy system topics as appropriate. [Offered: F]

CHE 522 – Advanced Process Dynamics and Control

State space methods. Sampled-data systems. Discrete systems. Transform methods. Multivariable control. Computer control. Closed-loop analysis. Design of controllers. Control of complex chemical systems. [Offered: W]

CHE 524 – Process Control Laboratory

Experiments on process dynamics, control and simulation of processes. Time constant; step and frequency response; controller tuning; multivariable control strategies. Implementation using simulation systems, mainframe computer control, microcomputers. [Offered: W]

CHE 541 – Introduction to Polymer Science and Properties

An introduction to principles governing polymerization reactions and the resultant physical properties of polymers. Molecular weight distribution. Crystallinity. Step-growth and chain-growth polymerization and copolymerization. Selected additional topics in polymer characterization/ properties. [Offered: F]

CHE 543 – Polymer Production: Polymer Reaction Engineering

Overview of polymer production technology and polymer reaction engineering analysis tools. Examples from chain growth polymerization processes (free radical, ionic, living/controlled radical variants, metal co-ordination catalysis, etc.), different modes of polymer reactor operation (batch, semi-batch, continuous flow stirred-tank reactor (CSTR), tubular, trains of CSTRs), homogeneous (bulk/solution/suspension) and heterogeneous (emulsion/dispersion/co-ordinated/etc.), linear and branched/cross-linked chains. Calculations and mathematical models for rate, copolymer composition, molecular weight and sequence length characteristics, for polymer reactor design/optimization of polymer productivity and quality variables. [Offered: W]

CHE 562 – Advanced Bioprocess Engineering

Application of process engineering principles to the design and operation of fermentation reactors which are widely used in the pharmaceutical, food, brewing and waste treatment industries. Aspects of mass transfer, heat transfer, mixing and rheology with biochemical and biological constraints. [Offered: W]

CHE 564 – Food Process Engineering

Applications of unsteady and steady state heat and/or mass transfer operations to processing natural and texturized foods. Design and analysis of sterilization, low temperature preservation, concentration, separation and purification processes. Effects of formulation, additives and processing on organoleptic and nutritional quality. [Offered: W]

CHE 571 – Industrial Ecology

Industrial Ecology is a rapidly growing field that systematically examines local, regional, and global uses and flows of materials and energy in products, processes, industrial sectors, and economies. It focuses on the potential role of industry in reducing environmental burdens throughout the product life cycle from the extraction of raw materials to the production of goods, to the use of those goods and to the management of the resulting wastes. This course will review the environmental issues associated with chemical industries and the roles of engineers to manage these issues. The principles and philosophy of green chemistry will be addressed including pollution prevention in unit operations. The concepts and practices of environmental life cycle analysis and accounting will be addressed in detail, together with the basics of risk assessment, management and communication. [Offered: F]

CHE 572 – Air Pollution Control

Nature and sources of air pollutants. Transport of pollutants and dispersion modeling for regulatory purposes. Design of industrial particulate capture systems using cyclones, electrostatic precipitators, filters, scrubbers. Design of organic compound emissions control using incineration, biofiltration, adsorption and absorption. Overview of NOx and SOx control. Indoor air quality assessment techniques. [Offered: W]

CHE 574 – Industrial Wastewater Pollution Control

Primary focus is on the control and treatment of inorganic aqueous waste from chemical process industries. Waste minimization methods with specific examples such as rinsewater circuit design. Principles and design of treatment methods: chemical treatment, precipitation, coagulation and flocculation, ion exchange and membrane separation. Treatment of organic aqueous waste. [Offered: W]

CHE 610 – Theory and Application of Transport Phenomena

Mathematical analysis of momentum, heat and mass transport in systems of chemical engineering interest: development of the differential equations of change (continuity, motion and energy) for forced convection in isothermal, non-isothermal and multi-component systems; description of velocity, temperature and concentration profiles and computation of momentum, energy and mass fluxes at surfaces under conditions of laminar flow; description of transport in turbulent flow by time-smoothing of the equations of change; turbulent velocity, temperature and concentration profiles.

CHE 612 – Interfacial Phenomena

An overview of interfacial phenomena, surface physical chemistry, importance of surfaces for small particles, and relevance to other subjects such as biology, nanotechnology and biomedicine. The fundamental concepts fo surface thermodynamics and intermolecular forces will be discussed.

CHE 614 – Capillary and Transport Phenomena in Porous Media

This course covers fundamental and advanced topics on 1) capillary phenomena in porous media, 2) characterization of pore structure and fluid flow in porous media (single phase and multiphase flow in porous media), 3) percolation theory concepts and application to modelling capillary and transport phenomena in porous media, 4) hydrodynamic dispersion, oil spill migration in porous media and remediation techniques.

CHE 620 – Applied Engineering Mathematics

Advanced engineering mathematics for the solution of linear differential equations arising from physiochemical models. Topics include scaling analysis of differential equations, series solutions for ordinary differential equations (ODEs), numerical solutions for initial/boundary value problems, Laplace transforms, characterization of partial differential equations (PDEs), and solution methods for PDEs (Sturm-Liouville transform, numerical methods).

CHE 622 – Statistics in Engineering

A course in practical statistics at a level one step beyond an elementary course. Material includes regression analysis for linear and nonlinear models, analysis of variance, statistical interference, single and multiple comparisons, and an introduction to the design of experiments including single factor designs, multifactor designs, response surface methods, d-optimality (with empirical and mechanistic models), and the analysis of undersigned data. Applications to process improvement, product development and research problems will be explored. Use of statistical analysis software to apply these techniques.

CHE 624 – Advanced Process Dynamics and Control

Sampled-data systems. Discrete-time control (discrete PID/IMC versions and tuning). Multivariable control (RGA, decouplers). Other advanced control designs may be included such as constrained minimum variance, linear quadratic gaussian, adaptive and nonlinear and introduction to state estimation/Kalman filtering. Held with CH E 522. Additional requirements beyond CH E 522 requirements.

CHE 630 – Chemical Reactor Analysis

Mixing effects (segregation and micromixing) on reactor performance analysis of reactor stability, 1- and 2- D models for packed bed reactors, heterogeneous non-catalytic reactions, heat and mass transfer effects in porous catalyst particles, reduction of data for catalytic reactions and scale-up concepts. Examples will be drawn from packed, fluidized bed and transport reactors, polymer reactors and 3-phase reactors.

CHE 632 – Introduction to Catalysis

Principles and applications of heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis. Adsorption, reaction kinetics and mass transfer effects. Catalyst synthesis and characterization. Industrial catalytic processes. The fundamentals of catalytic phenomena will focus on catalytic technology, catalyst materials, properties and preparation as well as catalyst characterization and selection.

CHE 640 – Principles of Polymer Science

Introduction to the physical chemistry of high polymers, principles of polymer synthesis, mechanisms and kinetics of polymerization reactions, copolymerization theory, polymerization in homogeneous and heterogeneous systems, chemical reactions of polymers. Theory and experimental methods for the molecular characterization of polymers.

CHE 641 – Physical Properties of Polymers

The physical properties of polymers are considered in depth from a molecular viewpoint. Rubber elasticity, mechanical properties, rheology and solution behaviour are quantitatively treated.

CHE 660 – Principles of Biochemical Engineering

Aspects of mass-transfer, heat-transfer, fluid flow, cell growth, metabolic engineering and enzyme kinetics related to the design of biological processes and process equipment. Sterilization techniques, fermentation, bioreactor design and operation, including immobilized cell or enzyme systems and aspects of bioseparations engineering.

CHE 661 – Advances in Biochemical Engineering

Design and control of bioprocesses with application to advanced or novel systems including enzymes, mixed cultures, genetically engineered cells, plant cells and animal cells. Exploration of new methods of producing materials, food, pharmaceuticals and providing services such as biological waste treatment.

CHE 672 – Air Pollution Control

Treatment of gaseous waste products from representative Canadian industries. Characterization and toxicity of filtration, scrubbing, cycloning, electrostatic precipitation and other chemical treatments. Legal, sociopolitical, economic and engineering aspects. Held with CH E 572. A special project or topic required in addition to CH E 572 requirements.

CHE 674 – Industrial Waste Treatment

Characterization of industrial wastewater. Physical/chemical methods or pre- and primary treatment. Principles, mechanisms and kinetics of biological degradation of industrial compounds. Design and operation of biological treatment systems, including aerobic, anaerobic and tertiary treatment. Sludge and solids disposal. Other physical/chemical treatments, possibly including adsorption, advanced oxidation and incineration. Additional course material and/or requirements beyond ChE 574 may be required.

CHE 710 – Special Topics in Transport Phenomena

Various courses dealing with particle-fluid dynamics, non-Newtonian flows, flow through porous media, heat and mass transfer in two-phase systems, and the use of transient and frequency response to measure physical quantities.

CHE 715 – Research Topics in Transport Phenomena

Various special research topics will be offered in the area of transport phenomena to support independent and individual research by instructor consent.

CHE 720 – Special Topics in Analysis of Chemical Processes

Various courses dealing with selected special topics such as advanced statistics, mathematical analysis, modelling, optimization and/or control of chemical processes.

CHE 725 – Research Topics in Analysis of Chemical Processes

Various special research topics will be offered in the area of analysis of chemical processes to support independent and individual research by instructor consent.

CHE 730 – Special Topics in Chemical Kinetics,Catalysis and Advanced Reactor Engineering

Various courses dealing with selected topics such as kinetics of chemical and biological systems, theories of catalysis, catalyst manufacture, residence time distribution, reactor flow models and reactor stability and optimization.

CHE 735 – Research Topics in Chemical Kinetics, Catalysis and Advanced Reactor Engineering

Various special research topics will be offered in the area of advanced reactor engineering including topics such as chemical kinetics and catalysis to support independent and individual research by instructor consent.

CHE 740 – Special Topics in Polymer Science and Engineering

CHE 745 – Research Topics in Polymer Science and Engineering

Various special research topics will be offered in the area of polymer science and engineering to suport independent and individual research by instructor consent.

CHE 750 – Special Topics in Electrochemical Engineering, Interfacial Engineering & Materials Science

Various courses dealing with selected special topics such as extractive metallurgy, hydrometallurgy, electrochemistry, electrochemical engineering, corrosion, materials science and engineering and interfacial phenomena.

CHE 755 – Res Topics in Electrochemical Engineering, Interfacial Eng & Material Science

Various special research topics will be offered in the areas of electrochemical engineering, interfacial engineering and materials science to support independent and individual research by instructor consent.

CHE 760 – Special Topics in Biochemical Engineering

Various courses dealing with selected topics in biochemical engineering, biotechnology, tissue engineering, food engineering, waste treatment technology and microbial engineering.

CHE 765 – Research Topics in Biochemical Engineering

Various special research topics will be offered in the area of biochemical engineering to support independent and individual research by instructor consent.

CHE 770 – Special Topics in Environmental Engineering and Pollution Control

Various courses dealing with advanced methods of controlling air, water and solid waste pollution. Systems analysis and applications.

CHE 775 – Research Topics in Environmental Engineering and Pollution Control

Various special research topics will be offered in the area of environmental engineering and pollution control to support independent and individual research by instructor consent.