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Graduate Studies Calendar 2018-2019 Courses of Instruction Course Descriptions C Chemical Engineering ENCH
Chemical Engineering ENCH

Instruction offered by members of the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering.

Graduate Courses
Chemical Engineering 607       Natural Gas Processing Principles
Physical and chemical properties of natural gases; vapour-liquid equilibrium data and computations; flow of gas and gas-liquid mixtures; separation of gaseous mixtures; heat transfer in gas processing; production of natural gas and its associated liquids.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
This course does not count towards the degree requirements of MSc and PhD students.  
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Chemical Engineering 609       Natural Gas Processing Technology
Design and operational criteria in transporting and processing of natural gas; refrigeration and compression; cryogenics; hydrocarbon dew point control; LPG recovery; sulphur recovery; mechanical flow diagrams; process simulation.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Chemical Engineering 607 or an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering.
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Chemical Engineering 613       Advanced Topics in Mass Transfer
Advanced concepts in mass transfer in multiphase systems. Mass transfer with simultaneous chemical reaction and heat transfer.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Chemical Engineering 615       Model Predictive Control
Review of process dynamics and control fundamentals (step response curves, PID control structures and PID controller tuning). Identification of finite impulse response models from plant data. Model Predictive Control (MPC) algorithms (e.g. Dynamic Matrix Control). Applications of Linear Programming to determine optimal MPC setpoints respecting unit constraints. Computer simulation using the MATLAB MPC toolbox. Introduction to univariate controller performance assessment techniques.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1.5)
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Chemical Engineering 617       Modelling and Identification Advanced Control

First-principles dynamic models of complex chemical processes. Comparison of dynamic simulation models generated using MATLAB/Simulink with those imbedded in commercial process simulators. Consideration of operability in plant design. Introduction to time series analysis and closed-loop identification. Causality versus correlation. Multivariate regression methods for soft sensor design.


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1.5)
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Chemical Engineering 619       Special Problems
Advanced studies on specialized topics in chemical, petroleum, biochemical and environmental engineering.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Chemical Engineering 620       Graduate Project
Individual project in the student's area of specialization under the guidance of a faculty member. A written proposal, one or more written progress reports, and a final written report are required. An oral presentation is required upon completion of the course. Open only to students in the MEng (course-based) program.
Course Hours:
6 units; F(0-4)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department Head or Associate Head Graduate Studies.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Chemical Engineering 620 and 699 will not be allowed.
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Chemical Engineering 621       Reservoir Simulation
Enhanced recovery modelling (generalized black-oil models, compositional and miscible), well treatment, grid orientation. New developments in gridding, thermal models, naturally fractured reservoirs, modelling of induced fractures (hydraulic and waterflood), reservoir geomechanics, and practical aspects of conducting simulation studies.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Petroleum Engineering 429 or 523.
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Chemical Engineering 623       Chemical Reactor Design
Advanced study of design and operation of chemical reactors for both homogeneous and heterogeneous systems, batch, continuous flow stirred tank, tubular and multibed adiabatic reactors. Cold shot cooling in reactors. Optimal temperature gradients and yields. Catalyst effectiveness factors and optimal control with decaying catalysts. Analysis of sulphur plant reactor design including cost optimization.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Chemical Engineering 421.   
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Chemical Engineering 625       Advanced Topics in Heat Transfer
Diffusive and convective transport of heat. Analytical and approximate solutions to steady state and transient conduction and convection problems. Superposition techniques. Forced convection of heat in laminar and turbulent regimes.

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Chemical Engineering 627       Chemical Process Simulation
Object oriented programming applied to the design of a steady state chemical process simulator via the sequential modular approach and by the equation-based approach. Material and energy balances for systems of process units.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1.5)
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Chemical Engineering 629       Secondary and Tertiary Recovery
Displacement processes for improved recovery of hydrocarbons. Waterflooding, gas flooding, solvent flooding and chemical flooding. Performance prediction techniques. Comparative economics.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Petroleum Engineering 525.
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Chemical Engineering 630       Electrochemical Engineering
Electrochemical kinetics and thermodynamics. Mass transport in electrochemical cells. Design and modelling of electrochemical cells. Application of electrochemistry to fuel cells, batteries, and water treatment.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1T)
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Chemical Engineering 631       Advanced Topics in Fluid Mechanics
Constitutive equations for viscous flow and methods of solution. Laminar, transition and turbulent flows. Hydrodynamic stability. Vortices. Boundary layers.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Chemical Engineering 633       Chemical Thermodynamics
Advanced application of thermodynamic principles. Calculation of thermodynamic properties; ideal and non-ideal solution theory; calculation of phase equilibria; properties of reacting mixtures.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Chemical Engineering 427.
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Chemical Engineering 639       Applied Numerical Methods in Engineering
Numerical solution of systems of linear and non-linear algebraic equations, eigenvalue problems. Numerical solution of systems of ordinary and partial differential equations. Initial value and boundary value problems. Finite difference and finites element methods. Numerical stability.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
Knowledge of a programming language and undergraduate-level numerical methods is necessary.
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Chemical Engineering 643       Air Pollution Control Engineering
Introduction to air quality and air pollution. Energy and air pollution. Fossil fuel combustion and related air pollution. Industrial air pollution control. Control of particulate matter. Control of VOCs, SOx, and NOx. Adsorption, absorption and biofiltration of air pollutants. GHG emission control. Recent advances on related topics.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Chemical Engineering 643 and Environmental Engineering 641 will not be allowed.
Also known as:
(Environmental Engineering 641)
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Chemical Engineering 645       Industrial and Produced Wastewater Treatment
Sources and characterization of industrial wastewater. Treatment objectives and regulations. Unit and process design. Physical/chemical treatment including sedimentation, coagulation, filtration, absorption, adsorption, ion exchange, membrane processes and pH adjustment.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
Credit for Chemical Engineering 645 and Environmental Engineering 661 will not be allowed.
Also known as:
(Environmental Engineering 661)
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Chemical Engineering 647       Thermal Recovery Methods
Oil sands and heavy oil resources. Fluid and rock properties. Heat transfer processes in porous media. Comparative analysis of viscous oil recovery methods: steam flooding, cyclic steam stimulation, in-situ combustion and steam-assisted-gravity-drainage. Surface equipment and operation. Laboratory and field performance evaluation of thermal recovery methods. Process economics.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Petroleum Engineering 429, 523 or 621.
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Chemical Engineering 649       Naturally Fractured Reservoirs
Classification and characterization of naturally fractured reservoirs. Drilling and completion methods. Production characteristics. Tight gas reservoirs. Reserve estimation. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between geology, log interpretation, well testing, and primary-secondary recovery of hydrocarbons from naturally fractured reservoirs.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Chemical Engineering 653       Horizontal Wells for Petroleum Production
Drilling and completion methods for horizontal wells; mathematical analysis of steady state flow to horizontal wells and well combinations; pseudo steady state and constant well bore pressure models; theoretical comparisons of predicted performance and coning behaviour of horizontal and vertical well patterns; performance in fractured reservoirs; potential for horizontal wells in heavy oil and bitumen production; basic conceptual ideas of steam-assisted gravity drainage.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Petroleum Engineering 429 or Petroleum Engineering 523.
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Chemical Engineering 657       Advanced Reservoir Engineering
Formulation and solution of reservoir-engineering problems including combination of variables, Laplace transform, approximate Integral methods, and solution methods of moving boundary problems. Examples from thermal processes (e.g. hot waterflooding, SAGD), different recovery mechanisms (e.g. imbibition, expansion drive, solution-gas drive), well testing problems and naturally fractured reservoirs.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Petroleum Engineering 429 or Petroleum Engineering 523.
Notes:
Prior knowledge of reservoir engineering and analytical solution methods of differential equations is necessary.
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Chemical Engineering 659       Advanced Cell and Tissue Engineering
Current challenges in tissue engineering. Focus on specific tissues. Course topics include a brief biology review, cell fate processes, stem cells, tissue microenvironments and mass transfer, biomaterials, bioreactors, and clinical delivery of tissue engineered constructs.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
Notes:
Credit for Chemical Engineering 659 and Biomedical Engineering 619.06 will not be allowed.
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Chemical Engineering 661       Geostatistics for Reservoir Characterization
Statistical/probability concepts, exploratory data analysis, spatial structural analysis, estimation theory (Kriging), integration of auxiliary information and conditional stochastic simulation. Special emphasis on reservoir characterization and the particular problems encountered in that area. The geostatistical methodology for reservoir characterization will be demonstrated on a fluvial reservoir example.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Petroleum Engineering 429 or Petroleum Engineering 523.
Notes:
Open to graduate Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Geophysics students, and Geology graduate students with sound quantitative skills. Prior exposure to statistical/probability theory is required.
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Chemical Engineering 665       Wastewater Issues for the Oil and Gas Industry
Produced water characteristics, regulations governing produced water management, management options. Technologies used for produced water treatment, novel/emerging technologies. Process design approaches and comparative evaluation of various technologies. Case Studies.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
Credit for Chemical Engineering 665 and Environmental Engineering 665 will not be allowed.
Also known as:
(Environmental Engineering 665)
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Chemical Engineering 677       Advanced Oil and Gas Engineering
Problems related to production of conventional oil, heavy oil and natural gas; analysis of the interactions of oil, water and gas, effects of fluid properties, rock structure and capillary, gravity and viscous forces acting on the reservoir system; application to the design of improved oil and gas recovery methods. New processes in oil and gas recovery.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Petroleum Engineering 429 or 523.
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Chemical Engineering 687       Petroleum Economics
Economic principles and risk management practices in the petroleum industry. Project selection; investment ranking; budgeting; and portfolio development. Decision making under uncertainty and risk.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Chemical Engineering 687 and Petroleum Engineering 626 will not be allowed.
Also known as:
(formerly Chemical Engineering 619.87)
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Chemical Engineering 689        Drilling Advances, Modelling and Simulation
Application of drilling optimization simulator tools to optimize rate of penetration and minimize cost. Drilling hydraulics simulation, directional drill string torque and drag calculations, drilling fluid selection and analysis and real time drilling rate analysis.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Chemical Engineering 689 and either Chemical Engineering 619.91 or Petroleum Engineering 627 will not be allowed.      
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Chemical Engineering 698       Reservoir Characterization for Field Development
A team-based, integrated reservoir description experience working with geophysical, geological, petrophysical, and engineering data to produce a field development plan.
Course Hours:
6 units; F(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Chemical Engineering 621, Geology 697 and Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources 789, and admission to the Master of Engineering with Reservoir Characterization Specialization.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Chemical Engineering 689 and either 619.95 or 619.96 will not be allowed.
Also known as:
(Geology 698)
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Chemical Engineering 699       Special Project
Project study conducted under the guidance of a faculty member and intended to expose the student to the tools, techniques and basic aspects of research. A written comprehensive report and one or more written progress reports are required.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(0-4)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department Head or Associate Head Graduate Studies.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Chemical Engineering 699 and 620 will not be allowed.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Chemical Engineering 701       Experimental Design and Error Analysis
Statistical analysis and design of engineering experiments. Random variables and sampling distributions; estimation and hypothesis testing; concepts of central tendency, variability, confidence level; correlation, regression and variation analysis; robust estimation; experiments of evaluation; experiments of comparison; factorial experiments (analysis of variance); experimental designs (involving randomization, replication, blocking and analysis of covariance).
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for more than one of Chemical Engineering 701, Environmental Engineering 621, Chemical Engineering 619.45 and 619.82 will not be allowed.
Notes:
Intended for MSc/PhD students. MEng students may be able to register with instructor's permission.
Also known as:
(Environmental Engineering 621)
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Chemical Engineering 703       Advanced Mathematical Methods in Engineering
Review of theory of linear algebra. Review of ordinary differential equations: linear, non-linear; series solutions; special exact solutions; applications. Partial differential equations: geometric interpretation; characteristic curves; separation of variables; the Sturm-Liouville problem and Fourier series; eigenfunction expansion; Fourier, Laplace and Hankel transforms; self similarity; Green's function; applications.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Chemical Engineering 703 and 619.83 will not be allowed.
Notes:
Intended for MSc/PhD students. MEng students may be able to register with instructor's permission.
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