Chemical Engineering

NOTE: See the beginning of Section F for abbreviations, course numbers and coding.

CHE2003Fundamentals I - Mass Balances3 ch (3C)

Introduces the discipline of Chemical Engineering and develops fundamental skills of unit conversion and material balancing. Systems of units for parameters such as concentration, flow, pressure and temperature are explained. Skills for solving steady-state material balance problems on reactive and non-reactive systems. An understanding of the chemical engineering discipline is gained through examples of major industries such as petroleum, pulp and paper, mining, and power production, etc.

Co-requisite: MATH 1503.
CHE2004 Fundamentals II - Mass & Energy Balances3 ch (3C 1T)

Fundamentals such as vapor-liquid equilibrium, partial saturation and real gas relationships are introduced and integrated into material balance problems. The concepts of enthalpy and energy balances on open systems. Unsteady-state and simultaneous mass and energy balance systems are modeled and solved using computer packages.

Prerequisite: CHE 2003.
CHE2012Engineering Thermodynamics3 ch (3C 1T)
The First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics and their application to practical problems; properties of liquid and vapours; ideal gas relationships; steam and gas power cycles and their application to steam power plants, internal combustion engines and gas turbines; combustion characteristics; compressible flow; refrigeration and heat pumps.

Prerequisite: CHEM 1872 or equivalent
CHE2302Transport Phenomena4 ch (3C 1T)

Foundational analogies between fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and mass transfer, and the applications of those analogies to practice: Navier-Stokes, Fourier’s Law, Fick’s Laws and Chilton-Colburn J-factor. Turbulence: boundary layers, scaling, dispersion. Techniques for solving unsteady-state systems. Empirical correlations for estimating heat and mass transfer coefficients. Motion of particles in fluids. Theory and design of industrial equipment for clarification/sedimentation and cyclone separation.

Co-requisites: MATH 2513ME 3513.
CHE2412Chemical Engineering Laboratory I3 ch (1C 3L) (EL) (W)

Covers bomb and flow calorimetry, material and energy balance study, fluid mechanics experiments including flowmeter calibrations and pressure drop measurements in pipes and fittings. Interpretation of experimental data, group dynamics, safety issues, report writing and oral presentations. Students will work under close supervision.

Co-requisites: CHE 2004; ME 2413 or CHE 2012; ME 3513 or ME 3511.

CHE2501General Materials Science3 ch (3C 1T)

The principles relating the properties and behaviour of engineering materials to their structure; atomic bonding forces and strength of interatomic and intermolecular bonding forces, atomic arrangements in solids, structural imperfections and atom movements in solids; principles of phase diagrams and their application to multiphase materials, with particular reference to the iron-carbon system; mechanical and electrical properties of engineering materials; semiconductors, polymers and ceramics; and their relation to internal structure .

Prerequisites: (CHEM 1872 or CHEM 1072 or equivalent).

CHE2506Materials Science Laboratory1 ch (3L*) (EL)

Laboratory experiments are conducted to illustrate behaviour of materials and other concepts covered in CHE 2501.

Prerequisites: CHEM 1877 or CHEM 1077.

: CHE 2501.
CHE2525Fundamentals of Chemical Processes Design4 ch (3C 1T) (W)

Introduces principles of chemical process design strategy and decision making. Fundamental Chemical Engineering concepts such as material and energy balances, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and materials science are integrated into the design process. Flowsheet preparation, chemical process safety, loss prevention and project planning; codes and standards, responsible care and environmental stewardship. Engineering economics and profitability.

Prerequisites: ENGG 1003, ENGG 1015.

Co-requisites: CHE 2004, ME 2413 or CHE 2012; ME 3513 or ME 3511.