63rd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference

Tuesday PM

SC5Barkers Pt. B

Inference, Modeling and Control

Organizer(s) - V. Prasad, J. Yu
Chair(s) - L. Ricardez-Sandoval

D.G. Fisher Award Lecture:

13:00 00257 Real-time Predictive Inference of Critical Process Variables in the Presence of Uncertainties Huang B.
13:40 00258 Dynamic Modelling and Control of MEA Absorption Processes for CO2 Capture from Coal-based Power Plants Nittaya T., Croiset E., Douglas P.L., *$Ricardez-Sandoval L.
14:00 00259 Pattern Recognition for Chemicals on Mode of Action Using Time-dependent Cellular Response Profiles Xi Z., $Khare S., *Huang B., Pan T.
14:20 00260 Uncertainty Analysis of Multi-Scale Process Systems Rasoulian S., *$Ricardez-Sandoval L.
14:40 00261 Parameter Inference in Nonlinear Multiresponse Models *Golfar B., McLellan P.J., Harris T.J.
15:00 End of Session

SC6Barkers Pt. B

Optimization and Control 2

Organizer(s) - V. Prasad, J. Yu
Chair(s) - Z. Li

Keynote Lecture:

15:30 00262 Real-Time Optimization of Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells and Compressed Air EnergyStorage for Peaking Power with Zero Emissions $Nease J., *Adams II T.A.
16:10 00263 A Time-varying Extremum-seeking Control for a Class of Uncertain Constrained Nonlinear Systems *$Guay M., Moshksar E.
16:30 00264 Simultaneous Design and Control of Chemical Processes Under Uncertainty Using Worst-case Performance Metrics Sanchez-Sanchez K., Bahakim S., *$Ricardez-Sandoval L.
16:50 00265 Model Predictive Quality Control of Polymethyl Methacrylate Corbett B., Macdonald B., *$Mhaskar P.
17:10 00266 Economic Optimization of Utility Systems: A Stochastic Predictive Approach *Liu T., Forbes J.F., $Huang B.
17:30 End of Session

CIC1Garrison, CP

Role of Chemical Engineering to address Global Grand Challenges

13:00 Panel Discussion

15:00 End of Session


New Insights on Heavy Crudes and Bitumen

Organizer(s) - S. Kaliaguine, G. Xu, Y. Zheng
Chair(s) - Cecile Siewe; Murray Gray

13:00 00267 Fundamentals of Heavy Oil Upgrading: Bridging the Gap from Macro to Molecular Scale Gray M.R.
13:40 00268 Economic & Technical Challenges Associated with Upcoming US & Canadian 10 ppm Sulfur Gasoline Regulations *Gamble C.
14:20 00269 Horizontal Drilling Practices and their Use/Succes in NB *Bailey D.
15:00 Coffee Break
15:30 00270 Characterization of SFEF Heavy Petroleum Fractions Zhao S.
16:10 Round Table Discussion

17:30 End of Session

AMS4Pt. St. Anne D

Adsorption 3

Organizer(s) - M. Eic, H. Tezel, X. Feng, M. Ghasdi
Chair(s) - Mladen Eic

13:00 00271 Adsorption of Cellulases NS50013 on Avicel PH 101 and Protobind 1000 *$Baig K.S., Turcotte G., Doan H., Wu J.
13:20 00272 Adsorption Separation of Carbon Dioxide from Flue Gas by a Molecularly Imprinted Absorbent *Zhao Y., Shen Y.M.
13:40 00273 Separation of Xylene Isomers and Ethyl Benzene by 13X Zeolite Using GC-Headspace Methods Shirani B., *Eic M.
14:00 00274 Hydrophilic Adsorbents for Water Separation Dawson O., *Larachi F., $Iliuta M.
14:20 End of Session

CAT3Marysville A

Catalysis for Alternative Fuels - Biofuels, Hydrogen, Fuel Cells

Organizer(s) - A.K. Dalai, A. Duan, H. Yang, Y. Zheng
Chair(s) - Hui Wang; Alain Garnier; Yongfeng Hu; Hua Chen Zeng

Keynote Lecture:

13:00 00275 New Heterogeneous Catalysts Based on Integrative Approaches *$Zeng H.C.
13:40 00276 Hydrotreating of Triglycerides - Operational Parameters Optimization and Pathways Discussion Wang H., Rogers K., Li G., Lin H., *Zheng Y
14:00 00277 Pyrolysis of Canadian Biomasses (Wheat Straw, Flax Straw, Oat Straw and Barley Straw) Using Zeolite Catalyst and the Comparison of Their Products Yield Aqsha A., Tijani M.M., *$Mahinpey N.
14:20 00278 Hydrogen Production by the Catalytic Auto-thermal Reforming of Glycerol *$Ibrahim H., Sabri F., Idem R., Abdul Ghani A.
14:40 00279 Enhancement of Scenudesmus sp. Lipid Content for Biodiesel Production Taher H., *$Al-Zuhair S., Al-Marzouqi A., Hayik Y., Farid M.
15:00 Coffee Break
15:30 00280 Oxygen Reduction Reaction (ORR) at the Cathode of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells: The Highly Misunderstood Problem Reda M.
15:50 00281 Kinetic Study of the Auto-thermal Reforming of Glycerol over Ni-based Catalysts *$Ibrahim H., Sabri F., Bakhtiari M., Idem R., Abdul Ghani A.
16:10 00282 New Insights on the Role of YSZ in a NiAl2O4/Al2O3-YSZ Diesel Steam Reforming Catalyst Achouri E.I., *Abatzoglou N., Braidy N.
16:30 00283 Hydrotreating of Triglycerides - Reaction Routines Exploitation Using Uniform Design Method Wang H., Li G., Rogers K., *Zheng Y.
16:50 End of Session

ET4Pt. St. Anne B


Organizer(s) - H. Xiao, X. Zou, R. Farnood, Y. Ji
Chair(s) - R. Farnood

Keynote Lecture:

13:00 00284 The Effect of Dilute Acid Pretreatment on Forage Sorghum and Sunn Hemp Biomasses in the Production of Bio-Fuels and Value Added Chemicals through Bio-Chemical Conversion Process Kamireddy S., Li J., Abbina S., Berti M., Tucker M., *$Ji Y.
13:40 00285 Impact of Coproducts in Cellulosic Bioethanol Production from Poplar *Pourbafrani M., $Maclean H.L., Saville B.A.
14:00 00286 Economics and Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of Lignocellulosic Ethanol - Future Options *$Rakshit S.K., Yokota G.N., Diniz M.R.
14:20 00287 Environmental and Economic Analysis of Alternative Applications of Lignin from Bio-ethanol $Pourhashem G., *Spatari S.
14:40 End of Session

ET5Pt. St. Anne B

Pulping, Bleaching and Papermaking

Organizer(s) - H. Xiao, X. Zou, R. Farnood, Y. Ji
Chair(s) - M. Paleologou

Keynote Lecture:

15:30 00288 Advances in Optical Properties of Paper and Prints *$Farnood R.
16:10 00289 Ozonolysis Bleaching (Delignification) of Wheat Straw Al jibouri A.K.H., *Turcotte J., Wu J., Cheng C.-H.
16:30 00290 Catalytic Hydrothermal Gasification of Glycerol at Subcritical Condition of Water for Production of Fine Chemicals Jaffary B., Idem R.
16:50 00291 Biotechnology in the Pulp & Paper Industry Coil G.
17:10 00292 Empirical Modeling of Oxygen Delignification Pretreatment of Wheat Straw Li S.L.
17:30 End of Session

FOR4Pt. St. Anne A

Biorefinery Products and Productions

Organizer(s) - K. Li, P. Stuart, K. Shiell
Chair(s) - Kecheng Li; Theo van de Ven; Joul Bergerson; Sabrina Spatari

Keynote Lecture:

13:00 00293 Design Rules for Cellulose Adhesive Microgels Pelton R., Wen Q.
13:40 00294 Production of Next Generation Ethanol and Butanol from Forestry and Herbaceous Biomass Nanda S., *$Kozinski J.A., Dalai A.K.
14:00 00295 Production of Bio-based Phenol Formaldehyde Resole Resins by Substituting Phenol with Liquefied Bark at High Substitution Ratios Feng S., Yuan Z., Leitch M., *$Xu C.
14:20 00296 Value-adding of Poplar Hemicellulose Prehydrolysates: Production of Xylitol by the Yeast, Candida guilliermondii FTI-20037 *Vithanage N., Barbosa A.M., Rupasingha G., Sun Y., Yu Y., $Dekker R.F.H., Kodekalra R., Rakshit S.K.
14:40 00297 Production of Furfural from Pretreated Prehydrolysis Liquor (PHL) of Kraft-Based Dissolving Pulp Production Process Baktash M.M., *Sarwar Jahan M., $Ni Y.
15:00 Coffee Break
Keynote Lecture:

15:30 00298 Environmental Evaluation of Bio-composites using LCA - Comparison of Two Different Applications Hermansson F., Gellerstedt F., Janssen M.
16:10 00299 Life Cycle Evaluation of Forestry Feedstocks for Fast Pyrolysis Products *$Spatari S., Pourhashem G., Macken N., Keedy J., Benjamin J., Boateng A., Mullen C.
16:30 00300 Chemi-mechanical Pretreatment to Increase the Digestibility of Softwood in Bioconversion Zhao J., Zhao Y., Fougere D., Lei X., Zheng Y., Li K.
16:50 00301 Alternative Energy Input Fuels into Oil Sands Operations: Life Cycle Environmental and Techno-Economic Evaluation of Hydropower and Nuclear Power Chan J., *$Bergerson J.
17:10 00302 Techno-Economic Evaluation of Biomass Biodrying Integrated to Thermochemical Processes Hamidian A., Sarshar Z., *Stuart P.R.
17:30 End of Session

FOR5Pt. St. Anne D

Biorefinery Environmental and Technology Risk

Organizer(s) - K. Li, P. Stuart, K. Shiell
Chair(s) - Aicheng Chen; Matty Janssen

Keynote Lecture:

15:30 00303 Matching Demand for Bio-chemicals to Materials Available from Wood *Browne T.
16:10 00304 Xylitol Production from Hemicellulose: Process Development with Life Cycle and Techno-economic Assessment *Gerbrandt K.L., Saville B.A, MacLean H.L.
16:30 00305 Mitigating Risk Through Phased Biorefinery Implementation Gilani B., *Stuart P.R.
16:50 00306 Ethylene Production Via Gasification of Wood - What Are Potential Environmental Hotspots Liptow C., Tillman A.-M., Janssen M.
17:10 End of Session

FUN3Barkers Pt. A

Heat and Mass Transfer

Organizer(s) - Y. Zheng, R. Lange
Chair(s) - Robert Legros; Michael Pegg

13:00 00307 An Immersed Boundary Condition Method for Simultaneous Heat and Mass Transfer O'Malley D.J., *$Haelssig J.B.
13:20 00308 Determination of Multi-Component Concentration Dependent Diffusivities in Gas-Polymer Systems Sani A., *Upreti S., Mozaffari F., $Wu J.
13:40 00309 Using Dynamic Tests and Tomography Images to Analyze the Fully Mixed Volume in a Continuous Mode and Cavern Volume in a Batch Mode for the Mixing of Non-Newtonian Fluids *$Patel D., Ein-Mozaffari F., Mehrvar M.
14:00 00310 The Effect of Phase Contacting Patterns on Gas Hydrate Synthesis in a Bubble Column Oddy S., Servio P., Macchi A.
14:20 00311 Thermal Convection in Shallow Cylindrical Pools: A Numerical Study *$Pletnyov F.M., Jeje A.A.
14:40 00312 Modeling of Conical Spouted Bed Drying using a Multiscale Approach $Spreutels L., *Legros R., Haut B., Chaouki J., Bertrand F.
15:00 End of Session

FUN4Barkers Pt. A

Separation Processes

Organizer(s) - Y. Zheng, R. Lange
Chair(s) - Michael Pegg; Sophia (Quan) He

15:30 00313 Optimization of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Extraction of lipids from Scenudesmus sp. Microalgae Taher H., *$Al-Zuhair S., Al-Marzouqi A., Hayik Y., Farid M.
15:50 00314 Design of New Semicontinuous Processes for Separation of BTX Meidanshahi V., *Adams II T.A.
16:10 00315 Dewaterability of As-mined Kaolin Slurry as a Model for Understanding Oilsands Tailings 1. The Effects of Dissolved Electrolytes *$Angle C.W., Dabros T.
16:30 00316 Peptide-Ore Interaction Screening by use of Phage Display Combinatorial Library Tremblay-Bouliane K., Olsen C., Moineau S., Tremblay D., *$Garnier A.
16:50 00317 CO2 Capture by Aqueous Amine Solutions in Membrane Contactors: Analysis of Amine Solutions and Membrane Contactors Modifications on Absorption Performance Bougie F., Iliuta M.C.
17:10 End of Session

WWT3Marysville B

Biosolids Treatment and Value Addition

Organizer(s) - K. Singh, S. Grant, P. McCarthy, M. Ray
Chair(s) - R.D. Tyagi; D.G. Allen

13:00 00318 Primary Sludge Addition for Enhanced BioSludge Dewatering Amin P.H., Tran H., *$Allen D.G.
13:20 00319 Bioflocculants Produced by Bacterial Strains in Consortium and their Potential Applications in Environmental Pollution Control *More T.T., Yan S., $Tyagi R.D., Surampalli R.Y.
13:40 00320 Co-Gasification of Industrial Waste with Anthracite for Lurgi Gasification Xiongchao L., Bin T., Fangfang Y., Yaheng P., *$Yonggang W., Deping X.
14:00 00321 Analysis of Anaerobic Digestion of Waste Activated Sludge Based on Energy Balance Sridhar P., $Tyagi R.D., *Song Y., Surampalli R.Y.
14:20 End of Session

WWT4Marysville B

Climate Change and Green Technology

Organizer(s) - K. Singh, S. Grant, P. McCarthy, M. Ray
Chair(s) - W. Anderson; K. Singh

15:30 00322 Directed Evolution Using Self-Cycling Fermentation to Improve the Desulfurization of Dibenzothiophene Sulfone by Rhodococcus rhodochrous De Man A., de Klerk A., Sauvageau D.
15:50 00323 Evaluation of the Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Denitrifying Fluidized Bed Bioreactors (DFBBRs) Treating Municipal Wastewater $Eldyasti A., Zhu J., *Nakhla G.
16:10 00324 Evaluation of an Electrocoagulation Column for the Removal of Cr(VI) from Brackish Groundwater Hamdan S.S., *$El-Naas M.H.
16:30 End of Session

MSE2Nashwaaksis A

Polymer and Macromolecules for Biomedical Applications

Organizer(s) - T. Bender, B. Lessard, M. Maric
Chair(s) - T. Bender

13:00 00325 Evaluation of Quantitative Polymerase-Chain-Reaction (qPCR) Performance for Bacterial Enumeration of Pharmaceutical Products Gaudreault C., Salvas J., *$Sirois J., Simard J.-S.
13:20 00326 Polyacrylic Acid/Nanosilver Nanocomposite: The Effect of Nanoparticles on the Rate of Polymerization Khanlari S., *$Dubé M.A.
13:40 00327 Optimization of Protein Pegylation Shang X., Corbett B., Macdonald B., *Mhaskar P., $Ghosh R.
14:00 00328 CO2 Switchable Polymer Coating via SI-ATRP for Facile Protein Contamination Cleaning Ren Y., Zhu S., Brash J.
Keynote Lecture:

14:20 00329 Novel Drug Delivering Ophthalmic Polymers *$Sheardown H., Liu L., Lorenz H., Paterson S., Muirhead B., Fitzpatrick S.
15:00 Coffee Break
15:30 00330 Microfluidic and Photolithographic Fabrication of Tunable Porous Polymer Membranes for Biomedical Applications Humayun M., Guobadia K., *Li M., $Hwang D.K., Kozinski J.
15:50 00331 Rheology of a Pasta Filata Cheese with Methylcellulose as a Water Binder Organ K.J., *$Subramanian R.
16:10 End of Session

NAN1Nashwaaksis B


Organizer(s) - F. Chibante, E. Barrera, T. Whidden
Chair(s) - F. Chibante

15:30 00332 Nanoscale Control of Boron Subphthalocyanine Crystals for Organic Solar Cells Paton A.S., *$Bender T.P.
15:50 00333 Improved Fullerene Manufacture for Solar Energy Markets Chibante F.
16:10 00334 Nanopatterning with Interfacial Self-Assembly: Nanoparticles at Oil-water Interfaces *Meli V., Gagnon B.P., Lardner M.J., Taweel A.M.
16:30 00335 Novel Thermally Conductive Fibers for Textile Applications Chibante F.
16:50 00336 Molecular Design for Organic Photovoltaic Applications of Boron Subphthalocyanines Castrucci J.S., Lu Z.H., *$Bender T.P.
17:10 00337 Enhancement of Mechanical Properties of Amine-functionalized MWCNT/Epoxy Composites: Effect of Amine Moieties *$Moaseri E., Karimi M., Baniadam M., Maghrebi M.
17:30 End of Session

OAG3Pt. St. Anne C

Heavy Oil Recovery and Upgrading

Organizer(s) - L. Romero-Zeron, B. Peachey, H. Hejazi
Chair(s) - H. Hejazi; B. Peachey

13:00 00338 CFD Analysis of Gas Disengagement in an Ebullated Bed: First-Generation Recycle Cup Design Lane C.D., $Donaldson A.A.
Keynote Lecture:

13:40 00339 Enhanced Recovery and Upgrading of Bitumen and Heavy Oils using Nano-catalyst based Processes Pereira Almao P.
14:20 00340 Non-segregated Tailings by Activated Seed Particles Harbottle D., Klein C., Osborn I., Kaura A., $Xu Z.
14:40 00341 Comparative Analysis of Methodologies and Assumptions in Life Cycle Assessment Models for Oil Sands Nimana B.S., *$Kumar A.
15:00 End of Session

OAG4Pt. St. Anne C

Heavy Oil Thermodynamics

Organizer(s) - L. Romero-Zeron, B. Peachey, H. Hejazi
Chair(s) - H. Hejazi; L. Romero-Zeron

15:30 00342 Modeling Asphaltene Precipitation with a Cubic Equation of State and Asymmetric Mixing Rules Johnston K.A., Yarranton H.W., Satyro M.A., Taylor S.D.
16:10 00343 Kinetics of Asphaltene Precipitation in Air and Nitrogen Atmospheres Shafiee Neistanak M., Schoeggl F.F., *Yarranton H.W.
16:30 00344 Effect of Refining on Asphaltene Property Distributions Sadeghi Yamchi H., Ortiz D.P., Baydak E.N., *$Yarranton H.W.
16:50 00345 Characterization of Non-Distillable Crude and Refined Oil Fractions for Asphaltene Precipitation Modeling Okafor J.C., Ortiz D.P., Yarranton H.W.
17:10 00346 FCC Catalytic Reactions Mahaly W., Loughlin K.
17:30 End of Session

PSM4Nashwaaksis B

Risk Control 2

Organizer(s) - J. Johnson, P. Amyotte, H. Cheddie, L. Morrison, M. Brownstein
Chair(s) - N Cheddie

13:00 00347 New Guide on Explosion Protection for Gaseous Mixtures in Pipe Systems *$Clouthier M.P., Morrison L.S.
13:30 00348 Amending the Environmental Emergency Regulations $Dowdall E., *Roe S.L., Chisholm G.
Process Safety Management Award Lecture:

14:00 00349 Aspects of Changing the Safety Culture in Today's Universities Norval G.
15:00 End of Session

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