57th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference - 2007


Wednesday PM

BIOM2Salon 5

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

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

13:40 00564 High Protein-Resistant Biomaterials Prepared by Surface Initiated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Water-Soluble Polymers Jin M.Z., Feng W., Brash J.L., *Zhu S.
14:00 00565 An Elastin-Like Polypeptide as a Non-Toxic Crosslinker: Synthesis and Characterization of a Hyaluronan Hydrogel for Intervertebral Disc Regeneration *Windisch L.M., $Woodhouse K.A.
14:20 00566 In situ Characterization of the Adsorption of Concanavalin A on Germanium Surface at Various pH Dong J., *Mielczarski J.A., Mielczarski E., Xu Z.
14:40 00567 Simulations of Low Temperature Cellular Responses: Role of Nucleation Heat Ross-Rodriguez L.U., *$Elliott J.A.W., McGann L.E.
15:00 00568 A Mechanistic Evaluation of Cranberry Proanthocyanidin Mediated Inhibition of Bacterial Adhesion to Biomaterials Eydelnant I.A., Harmidy K., *$Tufenkji N.
15:20 Coffee Break
Chairperson(s) - Nathalie Tufenkji

15:40 00569 In Vitro Expansion and Induction of Human Islet-Like Structures from Pancreatic Tissue: A Novel Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes Tadros M., Jung S., Panchalingam K.M., Sen A., *$Behie L.A.
16:00 00570 Recruitment of Endogenous Circulating Progenitor Cells for Cardiac Regeneration Using Injectable Gels Melhuish A., Suuronen E., Cao X.
16:20 00571 In Vitro Fluid Shear Stress Alteration of Vascular Cell Glycocalyx Tehranian S., Shepherd R.D., *$Rinker K.D.
16:40 00572 Can We Control Cell Differentiation with Scaffolds: Changes Associated with Scaffold Architecture and Stem Cells *$Woodhouse K.A.
17:00 End of Session

BIOT5Salon 6

Biosystems

Organizer(s) - Arin Sen
Chair(s) - Amarjeet Bassi and Marc Aucoin

13:40 00573 Investigation of Enzymatic Degradation of Polyurethane Plastics Gautam R., *Bassi A.S., Yanful E.K.
14:00 00574 Development of a QCM-D Based Biosensor for Detection of E. coli O157:H7 Poitras C., *$Tufenkji N.
14:20 00575 Nanoscale Investigation of Bacterial Adhesion in Terms of Classical DLVO Theory Dorobantu L.S., Bhattacharjee S., Foght J.M., Gray M.R.
14:40 00576 Elasticity of Hexadecane-Water Interfaces with Adsorbed Hydrophobic Bacteria Kang Z., *Yeung A., Foght J.M., Gray M.R.
15:00 00577 Use of Genetically Modified Saccharomyces cerevisiae to Convert Soluble Starch Directly to Ethanol *Liao B., $Roesler W.J., Hill G.A.
15:20 Coffee Break
15:40 00578 Towards the Development of Metabolic Engineering Tools for the On-Line Monitoring of Cell Potentials Jolicoeur M., De Crescenzo G., Perrier M.
16:00 00579 Overexpression of Recombinant Pseudozyma Antarctica Lipase in Escherichia coli Xu Y., *Chou C.P., Scharer J., Moo-Young M. WITHDRAWN
16:20 00580 Extraction and Uses of Biopolymers from Wastewater Sludge $Garcia Becerra F.Y., Allen D.G., Acosta E.J., Xuan X.Y., Maniyali Y.
16:40 00581 Biological Hydrogen Production Using Sewage Sludge as Microbial Seed Baghchehsaraee B., Nakhla G., *Karamanev D., Margaritis A.
17:00 End of Session

COAL4Salon 1

Advanced Combustion Technologies

Organizer(s) - Raj Gupta
Chair(s) - Peter Nelson

13:40 00582 Advanced Oxy-Fuel Combustion Systems for Near-Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants *$Zanganeh K.
14:20 00583 Systematic Studies on Coal Jet Ignition under Oxy-Fuel Combustion Conditions $Zhang J., Eddings E.G., *Wendt J.O.L.
14:40 00584 Oxygen Production Methods for Oxy-Firing: A Review $Fitter K., *Gupta R.P.
15:00 00585 Evaluation and Emission Characteristics for Co-Combustion of Petroleum Coke and Coal *$Luo Y., Gupta R.P., Cai S.
15:20 Coffee Break
15:40 00586 Clean Coal Research Program at University of Alberta *$Xu Z.
16:00 00587 A Study on the Mercury Releasing Characters of Different Rank Coals During Mild Pyrolysis Zhang C., Chen G., Gupta R.P., Xu Z.
16:20 00588 Advanced Clean Coal Burners $Bilhete L., Bilhete C., *Gu G.
16:40 00589 Radiative Heat Transfer in Advanced Coal Utilisation Technologies *$Gupta R.P., Vyas R., Arvind G.
17:00 End of Session

CREA6Salon 2

Reactor Design and Catalytic Processes

Organizer(s) - Hui Wang
Chair(s) - Craig McKnight and Hui Wang

13:40 00590 Aspects of Industrial Reaction Engineering: Fluid Dynamics, Reaction Kinetics, and Catalysis *McKnight C.A., Hackman L.P.
14:20 00591 Study of the Effect of Distributor Partial Blockage on the Overall Mixing in a Fluidized Bed Using Electrical Capacitance Tomography *Karimipour S., Pugsley T.
14:40 00592 Design and Performance Evaluation of a Heterogeneous Solid/Liquid Batch Reactor for Production of Zirconium Nitrate Feed for Extraction Asnani C.K., Ravikanth M.V.S.R., Arasu S.T., Nandi D., Jayaraj R.N.
15:00 00593 Development of Airlift Bubble Column with Immobilizing Carrier of Carbonized Textile for Biological Nitrogen Removal in Wastewater Yoshimatsu T., Yasuda K., *Bando Y.
15:20 Coffee Break
15:40 00594 Esterification Kinetics of Stigmasterol with Maleic Anhydride Catalysed by p-Toluenesulphonic Acid *$Xu W., Ji M., Cao Y., Wang Y., Wang Y. WITHDRAWN
16:00 00595 Kinetics of Toluene Hydrogenation on Modified c-Al2O3 Supported Catalysts with H2 Spillover *Boateng K.A., $Hill J.M.
16:20 00596 Process Intensification Using Solid Phosphoric Acid Catalysis de Klerk A.
16:40 End of Session

FUND9Salon 7

Transport Phenomena/General

Organizer(s) - Carolina Diaz-Goano
Chair(s) - Shahram Navaee-Ardeh

13:40 00597 1-D Distributed Model of a Continuous Biodrying Process and Comparison with Experimental Results Navaee-Ardeh S., Bertrand F., Stuart P.R.
14:00 00598 Interfacial Mass Transfer Phenomena in Microemulsions *$Acosta E.J., Yuan S., Yip A., Gerber M.
14:20 00599 3D Velocity Profile of a Free-Rising Buoyant Sphere Kryst K., *Karamanev D.
14:40 00600 The Development of a Protein-Based Low pH Soft Drink Using Yellow Mustard Protein Isolate *$Lorenzo L.K.
15:00 00601 Flowability of Moist Pharmaceutical Powders Emery E., Oliver J., Pugsley T., Zhou J.
15:20 Coffee Break
15:40 00602 A Computational Study of NOx and Noise Production in a Pulse Combustor Mujumdar A.S., *Wu Z.H.
16:00 00603 Getting Fuel Gas from the Flare by a Flare Gas Recovery System *$Zadakbar O., Vatani A., Anbia M., Garshasbi V. WITHDRAWN
16:20 End of Session

GHGC8Salon 10

Biomass Energy and Technologies for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction

Organizer(s) - Nader Mahinpey
Chair(s) - Amr Henni and Amit Kumar

13:40 00604 Oxy-Fuel Firing: The Transition to Pressurized Systems for Efficiency Optimization *$Clements B.R.
14:20 00605 Sustainability and Green Engineering: Concepts in Biomass Gasification *$Mahinpey N., Wilson M., Dhanushkodi S.R.
14:40 00606 Preparation of Active Carbons from Biomass by Chemical Activation for the Adsorbed Natural Gas Storage Bagheri N., *$Abedi J.
15:00 00607 Biofuels from Microalgae: Making Green Energy Production Sustainable Li Y.Q., Horsman M., Wu N., *$Lan C.Q.
15:20 Coffee Break
15:40 00608 Absorption Performance of Hybrid Monoethanolamine and Methanol Solvents for CO2 Capture Usubharatana P., *Tontiwachwuthikul P., Veawab A.
16:00 00609 Non-Thermal Plasma Technologies for Environmental Protection: Treatment of VOC Emissions Using a Corona Reactor Derakhshesh M., *$Abedi J.
16:20 00610 Reactivity and Stability of a Ni/Al2O3 Oxygen Carrier for Fluidized Bed Chemical-Looping Combustion Sedor K.E., Hossain M.M., de Lasa H.I.
16:40 00611 Optical Infrared Fugitive Emission Detection and Measurement Pilot Study Trefiak T.W.
17:00 End of Session

GHGC9Salon 12

GHG Modeling and Analysis and Technologies for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction

Organizer(s) - Nader Mahinpey
Chair(s) - David deMontigny and Nader Mahinpey

13:40 00612 Effect of Different Species of Mg and P Salts on Reduction Ammonia Release in Food Waste Composting Process *Yu H., Huang G.H., Li Y. WITHDRAWN
14:00 00613 Energy Alternatives for Sustainable Prosperity Miller A.I., *Duffey R.B.
14:20 00614 Emissions from Producing Hydrogen for Fuelling a Transit Bus: A Comparative Study of a Plasma Technology and Four Conventional Processes *Supa-Amornkul S., Lister D.H
14:40 00615 Progress on the Gas Hydrate Process for Pre-Combustion Capture of Carbon Dioxide from a Fuel Gas Mixture Kumar R., Linga P., Ripmeester J., *Englezos P.
15:00 00616 Numerical Simulation of Contaminant Dispersion around a Single Cubical Building Using the LES Turbulent Model Omidyeganeh M., *$Abedi J.
15:20 Coffee Break
15:40 00617 Annual Variability of Surface Ozone at an Urban Coastal Site Murugan P., Dhanushkodi S.R., *$Mahinpey N., Subramanian S.
16:00 00618 Simulation of the Absorption of Carbon Dioxide into Mixed Aqueous Solutions of MDEA/MEA $Edali M.A., Aboudheir A., Ramachandran N., *Idem R., Tontiwachwuthikul P.
16:20 00619 An Optimization Model Based Approach for Evaluating Effects of Policies and Strategies on Mitigation of GHG Emissions Resulting from Energy Activities $Cai Y.P., *Huang G.H., Tan Q., Lin Q.G.
16:40 00620 Evaluation of GHG Mitigation Options in Transportation Sector through Development of a Multicriteria Assessment Model Tichkowsky G., Mohamadabadi H.S., *$Kumar A.
17:00 End of Session

IMPQ6Salon 3

Adsorption and Oil/Gas Remediation

Organizer(s) - Gordon Hill
Chair(s) - Huu Doan

13:40 00621 Adsorption of Zn++ and Ni++ in a Fixed Bed of Wheat Straw Dang V.B.H., *Doan H.D., Lohi A., Dang-Vu T.
14:00 00622 Life Cycle Assessment of CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery and Storage *Suebsiri J., Wilson M., Manuilova A., Tontiwachwuthikul P.
14:20 00623 Technology for Arsenic Removal from Water *$Apblett A.W., Piquette A., Brown J.E., Bagabas A.
14:40 00624 Environmental Effects of Solid and Liquid Wastes of Oil Wells *$Zadakbar O., Anbia M., Garshasbi V. WITHDRAWN
15:00 00625 Conversion of Dibenzothiophene to 2-Hydroxybiphenyl by Rhodococcus rhodochrous (NRRL B-2149) *$Santos E.S., Gurgel Y.K.P., Soares Jr. A.B., Chagas B.M.E., Domingos T.B., Macedo G.R.
15:20 End of Session

MASL6Salon 8

Froth Treatment (joint with OSND6)

Organizer(s) - Jan Czarnecki, Kumar Nandakumar and Zhenghe Xu
Chair(s) - Bill Power and Vince Wallwork

13:40 00204 Asphaltene Precipitation in Crude Oils with Emulsified Water Tharanivasan A.K., Svrcek W.Y., Yarranton H.W., Taylor S.D.
14:00 00195 Dynamics of Asphaltene Aggregation Wang S., Long J., Xu Z., *Masliyah J.H.
14:20 00627 The Effect of Resins on Asphaltene Self-Association and Solubility *$Yarranton H.W., Fox W.A., Svrcek W.Y.
14:40 00628 Multi-Scale Observations of the Separation of Solids-Stabilized Diluted Bitumen Emulsions Jiang T., $Hirasaki G.J., *Miller C.A., Moran K.
15:00 00629 Role of Dynamic Interfacial Properties in the Dewatering of Diluted Bitumen Venkataram R., *$Al Taweel A.M., Dabros T., Yuet P.K.
15:20 Coffee Break
Chair(s) - Edward Maharajh and Harvey Yarranton

15:40 00630 Electric Breakdown of Thin Films: A New Approach for Stability Measurement of Water in Oil Emulsion Films Mostowfi F., *$Bhattacharjee S., Czarnecki J., Masliyah J.H.
16:00 00631 Stability of Water/Toulene Interfaces Saturated with Adsorbed Naphthenic Acids - A Molecular Dynamics Study Li C., Li Z., *$Choi P.
16:20 00632 Stability of Water-in-Oil Emulsion Effect of Asphaltenes *$Xu Y., Dabros T.
16:40 00633 On the So-Called 'Rag Layer' and Diluted Bitumen Dewatering *Czarnecki J., Moran K., Yang X.
17:00 End of Session

OSND6Salon 8

Froth Treatment (joint with MASL6)

Organizer(s) - Jan Czarnecki, Kumar Nandakumar and Zhenghe Xu
Chair(s) - Bill Power and Vince Wallwork; Edward Maharajh and Harvey Yarranton

See Celebration of the Contributions of Jacob Masliyah - MASL6

17:00 End of Session

OSN10Salon 11

Upgrading Approaches, Concepts and Modeling

Organizer(s) - Heather Dettman
Chair(s) - Ajay Dalai and Mark Johnston

13:40 00634 Advances in Natural Zeolite Bitumen Cracking *Kuznicki S.M., McCaffrey W.C., Junaid A.S.M., Yin H., Koenig A., Swenson P., Bian J., Kuznicki T.
14:00 00635 Upgrading of Athabasca Vacuum Tower Bottoms (VTB) in Supercritical Hydrocarbon Solvents with Activated Carbon-Supported Metallic Catalysts *$Xu C., Hamilton S., Mallik A.
14:20 00636 Ultrasound Assisted Transfer Hydrogenation/Hydrogenolysis of Gas Oil *Gopinath R., $Dalai A., John A.
14:40 00637 Thermal Cracking of Sulfur Compounds: Experimental Study and Kinetic Calculation Li N., Luo J.L., $Dettman H.
15:00 00638 Process Design for Hydrogen Production from H2S Chemical Splitting Bromstad M.L., *$Wang H.
15:20 Coffee Break
15:40 00639 A Cascaded Population Balance Approach for Modeling the Evolution of Coker Feed Sprays *$Kirpalani D.M.
16:00 00640 Residue Molecules: Molecular Representations and Thermal Reactivity! Sheremata J.M., McCaffrey W.C., Gray M.R., Dettman H.
16:20 00641 Mathematical Modeling of Visbreaking Using Carbon Types Saxena A., Diaz-Goano C., Dettman H.
16:40 End of Session

POLY4Salon 4

Specialized Polymers

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

13:40 00642 Poly(ether block polyamide) Membranes for Gas Separations and Pervaporation Feng X.
14:20 00643 Development of Microporous PVDF Hollow Fibre Membranes for Soluble Gas Absorption Yang A., Young S., $Tontiwachwuthikul P., *deMontigny D.
14:40 00644 Synthesis and Characterization of Stimuli-Responsive Poly[oligo(ethylene glycol) methacrylate]-Block-Poly(methyl methacrylate) Copolymer Brushes on a Flat Surface $Gao S., Feng W., *Zhu S., Brash J.L., Sheardown H.
15:00 00645 Study of the Compatibility between Poly(ethylene oxide)-b-Poly(e-caprolactone) and Two Water Insoluble Drugs Using Molecular Dynamics Simulation Patel S., Lavasanifar A., *$Choi P.
15:20 Coffee Break
15:40 00646 Use of Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization to Tune Matrix Properties of Block Copolymer Templates Graffe A., Desai R., Hallen S., *$Maric M.
16:00 00647 Thermoplastic Elastomer Composite made from Recycled Polyethylene, Devulcanized Rubber and Hemp Fibres $Leduc S., González-Núñez R., *Rodrigue D.
16:20 00648 Grafting Polymers from Flat Copper and Nickel Surfaces by Surface-Initiated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization Chen R., *Zhu S.P., Botton G.
16:40 00649 Imaging of Polymer Flooding Using MRI *Ongsurakul S., Romero-Zerón L., Li L., Balcom B.
17:00 End of Session

PROC7Salons 17/18

Process Control/Statistical Methods

Organizer(s) - Biao Huang and Helen Shang
Chair(s) - Rohit Patwardhan and Amos Ben-Zvi

13:40 00650 Control of Catalytic Flow Reversal Reactors Fuxman A.M., Aksikas I., *Forbes J.F., Hayes R.E.
14:00 00651 Application of Inductive Monitoring System (IMS) for Monitoring Industrial Processes Halim E., Raghavan H., *Shah S.L.
14:20 00652 Multivariate Data Analysis for Black Liquor Evaporator Performance Improvement *Amazouz M., $Platon R.
14:40 00653 Transition from Batch to Continuous Operation in Bio-Reactors Using Model Predictive Control Aumi S., *Mhaskar P.
15:00 00654 Local Identifiability and Parameter Estimability in a Fuel Cell Model Jayasankar B.r., *Ben Zvi A., Huang B.
15:20 Coffee Break
15:40 00655 Multivariate Statistical Analysis of the Impact of Carbon Anodes and Alumina Quality on Primary Aluminium Production *$Tessier J., Duchesne C., Gauthier C., Dufour G.
16:00 00656 Chemical Processes are Low Pass Filters. Why and When? *$Choudhury M.A.A., Shah S.L.
16:20 00657 Diagnosis of Plant-Wide Oscillations Using Adjacency Matrix Jiang H., Patwardhan R., *Shah S.L.
16:40 00658 Model-Free Learning Approach for Control of Uncertain Systems Nosair H., *Lee J.M.
17:00 End of Session

PSLM6Salons 13/14

Safeguarding Design

Organizer(s) - Mitch Colwell
Chair(s) - Ertugrul Alp

13:30 00659 Building Blast Shields: An Overview *$Pierorazio A.J.
14:00 00660 Considerations for the Process Safety Design of Sulfur Tanks and Collection Vessels Sourisseau K.
14:30 00661 Quantifying the Risk of Gas-Phase Autoignition in the Selective Oxidation of Propane to Acrylic Acid in a Fluidized Bed Reactor Laviolette J.-P., *$Patience G.S., Chaouki J.
15:00 Coffee Break
15:30 00662 Fires and Explosions: What You Need to Know to Prevent Them Phillips K.G., *Nibber S.P.S.
17:00 End of Session


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