The data book -pdf


Graduate course

Process Heat Transfer

Process Heat Transfer builds on the fundamentals from earlier. However, we aim to expose the student to new physics relevant to synthesis and applications, with emphasis on the interdisciplinary and exciting field of nanomaterials, relevant for today’s world. We initially review classical heat transfer concepts, extending to radiative effects, and other phenomena introduced by virtue of the presence of nanomaterials during processing. Notwithstanding, devices built using nanomaterials exhibit anomalous, non-classical heat transfer phenomena that can be exploited for enhanced performance. From the macroscale to the nanoscale, we can also push the boundaries to the molecular resolution in exploiting light-matter interactions for the purpose of measuring temperature fields with high precision using lasers. In summary, all these related areas will broaden the awareness of novel applications, phenomena, and at the same time aim to exercise deeper research skills.

Prerequisite courses
  • CHE-501 (Graduate: Transport Phenomena)
  • CHE-300 (Undergraduate: Heat Transfer)


Transport phenomena II

Heat Transfer

click to see textbook

Heat transfer is an integral part of the chemical engineering syllabus. It constitutes one of the transport phenomena, with the others being fluid mechanics, and mass transport. Heat transfer flows also play a role in thermodynamics; however, CHE-300 focuses in detail on the mechanisms and hence rates – being dependent upon system geometry and material properties. Topics comprise conduction in various coordinate systems, convection and the various associated empirical correlations, and how to apply these relations to practical processing equipment, such as heat exchangers.

Prerequisite courses
  • CHE-212 (Introduction to Computing)
  • CHE-204 (Fluid Mechanics)


Thermodynamics II

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

click to see textbook

Developing upon the material covered in CHE-202 (old syllabus), this course covers both the physical and chemical aspects of thermodynamics – geared towards chemical engineering needs. CHE-303 covers derivation of the more fundamental relations for closed and open systems (energy + entropy), PVT property inter-relationships, thermodynamic properties, solution properties, and vapour-liquid equilibria.

Prerequisite courses
  • CHE-212 (Introduction to Computing)
  • MATH-202 (Differential Equations)


Thermodynamics I

Energy Balances (old syllabus)

click to see textbook

Introducing students to the basics of thermodynamics.  The first law is studied in detail including combined mass and energy balances for closed and open systems.  Calculations of work done and heat loads are demonstrated for example real unit operations commonly encountered within a plant setting.

Prerequisite courses
  • CHE-201 (Introduction to Chemical Engineering)
  • MATH-201 (Calculus III) 



Intro. to Chemical Engineering Computing

click to see textbook

Programming chemical engineering calculations and problem solving, data acquisition and processing, computer assisted design and simulation of chemical engineering problems using appropriate commercial software packages.

Prerequisite course
  • CHE-200 (Principles of Chemical Engineering)