57th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference - 2007


Wednesday AM

PLEN3Salon 8

Plenary

Organizer(s) - Murray Gray
Chair(s) - Bruce Peachey

08:30 00484 Water: Our Next Big Economic and Social Challenge Sturgess P.K.
09:30 End of Session

09:30 Coffee Break

BIOM1Salon 5

Therapeutic Delivery

Organizer(s) - Hasan Uludag
Chair(s) - Hasan Uludag

10:00 00485 Nonviral Gene Transfer Mediated by DNA Nanoparticles Leong K.W.
10:40 00486 Binding and Entry Kinetics of GALV-Enveloped Retroviral Vector into Mammalian Cells *Tayi V.S., Beauchesne P.R., Bowen B.D., $Piret J.M.
11:00 00487 Palmitylation as a Means to Enhance the Effectiveness of Cationic Polymers in Non-Viral Gene Delivery *Abbasi M., Incani V., Lin X., Uludag H.
11:20 00488 Polyethylenimine-Coated Albumin Nanoparticles as Carriers for Protein Drug Delivery Zhang S., Wang G., Lin X., Uludag H.
11:40 00489 Optimizing the Use of Ultrasound to Deliver Chemotherapeutic Agents to Cancer Cells from Polymeric Micelles Abdel-Jabbar N.M., Husseini G.A., Mjalli F.S., Al-Mousa A., Pitt W.G.
12:00 End of Session

COAL3Salon 1

Coal and Environment 2

Organizer(s) - Raj Gupta
Chair(s) - Mick Moore

10:00 00490 Health Effects of Particulate Matter from Coal and Biomass Combustion *$Wendt J.O.L., Linak W.P.
10:40 00491 Opportunity for Concurrent Capture of Mercury and CO2 from Coal-Fired Power Plant Flue Gas in Amine-Based Absorption Process Cui Z., *$Veawab A., Aroonwilas A.
11:00 00492 Temperature Effects on Mercury Vapour Adsorption onto Sulphur Impregnated Activated Carbons Mehta H., Tong S.T., *Jia C.Q.
11:20 00493 Sulphur in Sulphur Impregnated Activated Carbon and Its Roles in Aqueous Hg (II) Adsorption *Cai J.H., Tong S.T., Jia C.Q.
11:40 00494 Aqueous Mercury and Lead Removal with Activated Carbons Derived from High Sulfur Carbonaceous Materials $Tong S.T., Wu X.Q., Cai J.H., Chiu L., *Jia C.Q., Kirk D.W., Zhang S.Q.
12:00 End of Session

CREA5Salon 2

Reactor Design

Organizer(s) - Hui Wang
Chair(s) - Todd Pugsley and Jesse Zhu

10:00 00495 Hydrodynamics of Fluidized Bed Reactors *$Pugsley T.
10:40 00496 Kinetic and 2-D Reactor Modeling for Simulation of the Catalytic reduction of NOx over V2O5/TiO2 by the Honey Comb Reactor Dhanushkodi S.R., *$Mahinpey N., Murugan P., Wilson M.
11:00 00497 Application of an Auto-Cyclic Reactor for the Removal of Unburned Methane from Emissions of Natural Gas Engines Zanoletti M., *Klvana D., Kirchnerova J., Perrier M., Guy C.
11:20 00498 Study of Holdup and Solid Propagation Velocity in Liquid-Solid Circulating Fluidized Bed Using Electrical Resistance Tomography (ERT) $Razzak S.A., Barghi S., *Zhu J.
11:40 00499 Segregation of Gas-Polyethylene Fluidized Bed with Broad Size Distribution Zhang Q.Z., Chen J.W., Kantzas A., Bellehumeur C.T.
12:00 End of Session

FUEL5Salon 9

SOFC 3

Organizer(s) - Partho Sarkar and Josephine Hill
Chair(s) - Nicolas Abatzoglou and V. Thangadurai

10:00 00500 Studying Reduction in SOFC Activity with Density Functional Theory: Effects of Hydrogen Sulfide Adsorption on Nickel Anode Surface Galea N., $Ziegler T.
10:20 00501 Ternary Transition Sulfides as Novel Anode Materials for a Hydrogen Sulfide Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Vorontsov V., *Luo J.L., Chuang K.T.
10:40 00502 Use of Spinel-Coated Ferritic Stainless Steel to Improve SOFC Cathode Performance *$Paulson S.C., Bateni M.R., Wei P., Petric A., Birss V.I.
11:00 00503 Structure and Oxidation Behaviour of Ni-LaCrO3 Composite Coatings for Ferritic Stainless Steels used as Interconnects in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Shaigan N., Chen W., *$Ivey D.G.
11:20 00504 Scale-Up of a Copper-Chlorine Thermochemical Cycle for Hydrogen Production $Naterer G.F., *Gravelsins R.J., Gabriel K.S., Rosen M.A.
11:40 Closing Remarks

11:45 End of Session

FUND8Salon 7

Simulation and Modeling/Transport Phenomena

Organizer(s) - Carolina Diaz-Goano
Chair(s) - Glyn Kennell

10:00 00505 Modeling Crevice Corrosion by Combining Critical Crevice Solution Theory and IR Drop Theory Using the Electrode Coupling Balance $Kennell G.F.S., *Evitts R.W., Heppner K.L.
10:20 00506 A Model for Stresses and Oscillations of a Resonant Cavity Wall *Dehra H.
10:40 00507 Gelation of Wax-Solvent Mixtures with Radial Heat Transfer under Static Conditions Bidmus H.O., Mehrotra A.K.
11:00 00508 Viscous Fingering of Chemically Reactive Flows in Hele-Shaw Cells *Hejazi S.H., Ghesmat K., $Azaiez J.
11:20 00509 Accurate Measurements of Diffusivity and Permeability Coefficients in Membranes Using a Constant Volume System Lashkari S., Yao Y., *Kruczek B.
11:40 00510 Saffman-Taylor Instability of Non-Isothermal Flows in Homogeneous Porous Media Islam M.N., Azaiez J., Maini B.
12:00 End of Session

GHGC6Salon 10

Biomass Energy

Organizer(s) - Nader Mahinpey
Chair(s) - Maen Husain

10:00 00511 Gasification in Canada *$Anthony E.J.
10:40 00512 Biomass and Ionic Liquids Johnson K., *$Mahinpey N., Murugan P.
11:00 00513 Techno-Economics of Biohydrogen Production in Western Canada Sarkar S., *$Kumar A.
11:20 00514 Performance Evaluation of Biodiesel Production from Waste Cooking Oil Zhou L., Aroonwilas A., *$Veawab A.
11:40 00515 An Economical Analysis of BC's Wood Pellet Opportunities $Peng J.H., Hogue M., *Bi X.T., Sokhansanj S., Melin S.
12:00 End of Session

GHGC7Salon 12

CO2 Sequestration

Organizer(s) - Nader Mahinpey
Chair(s) - Amornvadee Veawaab and Andy Aroonwilas

10:00 00516 The Effect of Critical Micelle Concentration on CO2 Foam Performance as a Mobility Agent in Enhanced Oil Recovery Han Y.K., *Romero-Zeron L.
10:20 00517 Accelerated Concrete Curing by Carbonation: A CO2 Sequestration Technology Kashef-Haghighi S., *$Ghoshal S.
10:40 00518 Multi-Criteria Evaluation of Locations for CO2 Sequestration and Storage under Uncertainty $Tan Q., *Huang G.H., Cai Y.P.
11:00 00519 Stability and Integrity of Cement in Wellbores used for CO2 Storage Condor J.T., *$Asghari K.
11:20 00520 CO2 Storage and EOR in Fractured Porous Media (Experimental Results) Torabi F., *$Asghari K.
11:40 00521 Sequestration of CO2 in Geological Formations: Application of Bovine Carbonic Anhydrase Enzyme Asghari K., Mahinpey N., Mirjafari P.
12:00 End of Session

IMPQ5Salon 3

Adsorption and Innovative Treatment Strategies

Organizer(s) - Gordon Hill
Chair(s) - Mehdi Nemati

10:00 00522 Equilibrium and Kinetics of Cd++ and Cu++ Adsorption by Wheat Straw Dang V.B.H., *Doan H.D., Dang-Vu T., Lohi A.
10:20 00523 Kinetics and Equilibrium of Nickel Biosorption Thevennan A., *$Niu C.H.
10:40 00524 Treatment of Evaporator Condensate Using Thermophilic and Mesophilic Sequencing Batch Reactors Zheng M.R., Ratana-Rueangsri L., Langevin S.P., *$Liao B.Q.
11:00 00525 Sustainable Groundwater Cleanup at a Former Herbicides Production Facility Using Phytoremediation Creber C.E., $Gatlieff E.G., West J.E., Manale F.A., Wandor D.G.
11:20 00526 Mass Transfer and Bioremediation of Aromatics from NAPL in a Rotary, Baffled Bioreactor *$Nikakhtari H., Kumar P., Nemati M., Hill G.A.
11:40 End of Session

MASL5Salon 8

Tailings (joint with OSND5)

Organizer(s) - Jan Czarnecki, Kumar Nandakumar and Zhenghe Xu
Chair(s) - Roger Melley and Kevin Moran

10:00 00527 Methane Flux from Oil Sands Tailings: Source and Prediction Siddique T., Fedorak P.M., *$Foght J.M., Mackinnon M.D.
10:20 00528 Horizon Oil Sands Thickener Design Paradis T.
10:40 00529 Effect of Particle Size on the Viscosity of Athabasca Clay Suspensions Samiei S., Adeyinka O.B., Xu Z., Masliyah J.H.
11:00 00530 Comparison of Clay Minerals in Oil Sands Froth and Tailings Kaminsky H.A.W., Etsell T.H., Ivey D.G., Omotoso O.E.
11:20 00531 TEM Investigation of "Leucoxene" Particles in Oil Sands Froth Kaminsky H.A.W., Etsell T.H., Ivey D.G., Omotoso O.E.
11:40 00532 Kaolinite-Bitumen Interaction in Aqueous Solutions Containing Multivalent Metal Cations $Gan W., *Liu Q.
12:00 End of Session

NANO4Salon 6

Synthesis, Properties and Characterization of Nanomaterials 4

Organizer(s) - Dave Mitlin
Chair(s) - Dave Mitlin

10:00 00533 Nanoscale Patterning of Functional Metallic Structures on Semiconductor Interfaces via Polymer Self-Assembly *$Buriak J.M., Aizawa M., Chai J.
10:20 00534 One-Dimensional Molecular Sieves for Hydrocarbon Cold Start Emission Control: Influence of Isomorphous Metal Substitution Iliyas A., Zahedi-Niaki H.M., *Eic M., $Kaliaguine S.
10:40 00535 XPS Characterization of Silver Exchanged ETS-10, Chabazite and Mordenite Molecular Sieves Ansón A., *Mahamº Y., Kuznicki S.M.
11:00 00536 Development of Nanocomposite Materials for Gas Separation Membranes Sadeghi F., *Kruczek B., $Tremblay A.Y.
11:20 00537 Single-Microemulsions for the Preparation of High Surface Area Colloidal Nanocatalysts Nassar N.N., *Husein M.M.
11:40 00538 Copper and Cobalt Nanoparticles Generated by Colloidal Synthesis Dadgostar N., Henneke D.E.
12:00 00539 Growing Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes on Ambient Substrate by Remote Spark Discharge under Atmospheric Pressure Niu W.W., Yang Y., *Whidden T.K.
12:20 End of Session

OSND5Salon 8

Tailings (joint with MASL5)

Organizer(s) - Jan Czarnecki, Kumar Nandakumar and Zhenghe Xu
Chair(s) - Roger Melley and Kevin Moran

See Celebration of the Contributions of Jacob Masliyah - MASL5

12:00 End of Session

OSND9Salon 11

Catalytic Upgrading

Organizer(s) - Heather Dettman
Chair(s) - Josephine Hill and Jacques Dirkx

10:00 00540 Hydroprocessing of Bitumen-Derived Distillates and Gas Oils *Ewert W.M., Bares J.E., Johnson B.G., Zarnitz R.M., Alvarez W.E.
10:20 00541 Advances in Albemarle's Heavy Oil Upgrading Catalysts Toshima H., Sedlacek Z., Mayo S., Avery C., Plantenga F., Adkins B.
10:40 00542 Filtration of Suspensions in Trickle-Bed and Monolith Reactors: Cyclic Operation and Catalytic Reaction Studies $Hamidipour M., *Larachi F., Ring Z.
11:00 00543 A Study of Acidity and Carbon Deposition over Mo2C/HY Catalysts used for Selective Ring Opening (SRO) of Naphthalene Liu X., *Smith K.J.
11:20 00544 Hydrotreating of Oil-Sands Derived Coker Gas Oil over P Promoted Trimetallic Ni-Mo-W/c-Al2O3 Sulfide Catalysts Sundaramurthy V., Sigurdson S., *Dalai A.K., Adjaye J.
11:40 00545 Yield Patterns from Cracking Heavy Gas Oils for Production of Light Olefins and Aromatics in Different Reaction Systems *$Ng S., Nakajima N., Mutyala S., Kuehler C., Yui S.
12:00 End of Session

POLY3Salon 4

Polymer Properties

Organizer(s) - Phillip Choi
Chair(s) - Céline Bellehumeur

10:00 00546 Thermal Diffusivity Measurement for Flax Fiber-HDPE Biocomposites *$Panigrahi S., Li X., Tabil L.
10:20 00547 Confined Diffusion of Polyelectrolyte in Nanotubes Gu H., *Zhu S.
10:40 00548 Determination of Gas Diffusivity in Polymers Tendulkar J., Upreti S.R., Lohi A.
11:00 00549 Investigating the Sorption and Diffusion of Aqueous Solutions on the Performance of a Polyurethane Biopolymer Derived from Castor Oil $Mortley A., Bonin H.W., Bui V.T.
11:20 00550 Simplified Model for Prediction of Molecular Weight Distributions in Ethylene-Hexene Copolymers Using Ziegler-Natta Catalysts Thompson D.E., McAuley K.B., McLellan P.J.
11:40 00551 Intermolecular Branch Frequency Distribution Dependence of the Size and Orientations of Lamellae in Single-Site Linear Low-Density Polyethylene Blown Films *$Choi P., Zhang Y., Zhao H., Ho K.
12:00 End of Session

PROC5Salons 15/16

Model Predictive Control

Organizer(s) - Biao Huang and Helen Shang
Chair(s) - Brent Young and Prashant Mhaskar

10:40 00552 Adaptive Model Predictive Control for Constrained Nonlinear Systems $Guay M., *Adetola V.
11:00 00553 Enhancing the Stability Region Estimates of Nonlinear Process Systems Using Model Predictive Control Mahmood M., *Mhaskar P.
11:20 00554 A Novel Approach for Block Model Predictive Control Olvera-Salazar A.J., $Marlin T.E.
11:40 00555 A Model Predictive Control Strategy for Crystallizer Temperature Control Mortazavi-Manesh S., *Svrcek W.Y.
12:00 End of Session

PROC6Salons 17/18

Statistical Methods

Organizer(s) - Biao Huang and Helen Shang
Chair(s) - Jim McLellan and Bhushan Gopaluni

10:00 00556 The Statistical Analysis of Simplified or Misspecified Models Harris T.J., McAuley K.B., Wu S.
10:40 00557 Parameter Estimation in Continuous-Time Dynamic Models with Uncertainty Varziri M.S., *$McAuley K.B., McLellan P.J.
11:00 00558 Quality Control of PE/PS Polymer Films through Multivariate Image Analysis Gosselin R., Duchesne C., *Rodrigue D., González Nuñez R.
11:20 00559 SQC of Alarm Events *$Hugo A.J.
11:40 00560 Application of Support Vector Regression Machine for Nonlinear System Identification Saneej B.C., Shah S.L.
12:00 End of Session

PSLM5Salons 13/14

Process Safety Education and Societal Expectations

Organizer(s) - Mitch Colwell
Chair(s) - Adrian Pierorazio

10:00 00561 Chemical Engineers: A Trusted Voice on Technical Matters of Public Concern, or Not? Alp E., *$Boughner R.T.
11:00 00562 Incorporating Risk Concepts Into Engineering Education McCutcheon D.J.
11:30 00563 Development of a Process Safety Culture for a Newly Graduated Chemical Engineer Lacoursière J.-P.
12:00 End of Session


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