61st Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference


Monday AM

PL1Ballrooms 5 & 6 (C)

Plenary Lecture-1

Chair(s) - Jesse Zhu, The University of Western Ontario

07:45 Conference Opening, Jesse Zhu, Conference Chair, The University of Western Ontario

Opening Speech, Robert Legros, President, Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering

Welcome Speech, Amit Chakma, President, The University of Western Ontario

Introduction of Speaker - John Grace, University of British Columbia

08:00 00001 Global Technology Integration: Chemical Engineering is the Fundamental Knowledge Base for a Sustainable Economy Fung D.
09:00 End of Session

BIO1Ballroom 2 (C)

Antibody Production and Engineering 1 (sponsored by NSERC’s MabNet)

Organizer(s) - Marc Aucoin; Lars Rehmann
Chair(s) - M. Aucoin

Keynote Lecture:

09:30 00002 Strategies for the Production of Single Glycoform Monoclonal Antibodies *$Butler M.
10:10 00003 Glycomics: Method Development and Applications for the Analysis of Monoclonal Antibodies using MALDI-MS Perreault H., Bodnar E.D., Marron S., Lattova E.
10:30 00004 A Dynamic Model for MAb Production by Normal and Apoptotic CHO Cells Naderi S., Meshram M., *$Budman H., Scharer J., Ingalls B., McConkey B.
10:50 00005 Analysis of Bioactivity in Yeast Lysates for Supplementation of Mammalian Cell Culture Media *Chan S., Spearman M., Jung V., Kowbel V., $Butler M.
11:10 00006 Development and Application of a Rational Design for the Rapid Evaluation and Optimization of Animal Component Free Media Formulations A Methodical Approach Murayyan A., Nowruzi K., $Dutton R.L., Hayward G.L.
11:30 00007 Effect of Cell Culture Media on Lipid-Linked Oligosaccharide Composition in CHO-EG2 Cells *Liu B., $Butler M., Spearman M.
11:50 00008 Modulating Autophagy Increases Protein Production in CHO Cell Fed-batch Processes Piret J.M., Jardon M.A., Nasseri S.S., Stichling N., Cheng X., Sattha B., Leung A.O., Braasch K., Butler M., Cote H.C.F., Gorski S.M.
12:10 End of Session

BIO2Suite 300 (H)

Microbial Systems in Biotechnology and the Environment

Organizer(s) - Marc Aucoin; Lars Rehmann
Chair(s) - T.T. Isimjan

09:30 00009 Continuous Ferrous Iron Biooxidation by Free Suspended Leptospirillum ferriphilum at Low pH Penev K., *Karamanev D.
10:10 00011 Synthesis of Sugar Ester Fatty Acids using Immobilized Lipase in Supported Sol-gels Kumar N., *Legge R.L.
10:30 00012 Properties of Thermoplastic Starch and Sisal Fibers Reinforced Starch Based Composites Falah Toosi S., Hrymak A., Liu Q.
10:50 00013 Covalent Linkage of Proteins to Bacterial Cellulose for Targeted Delivery Cook J.R., Small D.P., Spaic M., *$Wan W.K.
11:10 00014 Synthesis and Implementation of a Gold Nanoparicle- Functionalized Nanocrystalline Cellulose Complex for Targeted Delivery of Macromolecular Nucleic Acids Spaic M., *Small D., $Wan W.K.
11:30 00015 Quantitation of Algal Cell Growth and Neutral Lipid Production in Microplates Held P.
11:50 00016 Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans Can Use Electrical Current as a Sole Energy Source Karamanev D.G.
12:10 End of Session

CAT1Qu. Victoria (H)

Novel Catalyst Preparation

Organizer(s) - Ajay Dalai; G.D. Yadav; Anand Prakash
Chair(s) - A. Dalai

Keynote Lecture:

09:30 00017 Substituted Pyrochlore Catalysts for Fuel Reforming *$Spivey J.J., Haynes D., Berry D., Shekhawat D., Smith M.
10:10 00018 Fischer Tropsch Synthesis of Gasoline Range Hydrocarbons over Fe/ZSM5 Catalysts *$Baranak M., Baranak M., Gurunlu B., Atakul H., Sarioglan A.
10:30 00019 Optimization of Catalyst Distribution along a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst Abedi A.
10:50 00020 Effect of Chelating Ligands As Precursors on NiMo Based Catalysts Using LGO as Feed Gudiyannan S.D., Kotikalapudi C., Hwang D.K., *Dalai A.K., Chopra S.J., Saraf D.N.
11:10 00021 Novel Catalysts for Asphaltenes Adsorption and Gasification *Hassan A., Nassar N., Lopez-Linares F., Arambarri L.C., $Pereira-Almao P.
11:30 00022 Catalytic Behavior of Highly Active TPA Doped SBA-15 in the Production of Biodiesel from Green Seed Canola Oil Baroi C., *Dalai A.K., Sharma R.
11:50 00023 Metal Oxide Nanocatalysts for Enhanced Catalytic Cracking, Oxidation, and Steam Gasification of Waste Hydrocarbons *Nassar N.N., Hassan A., $Pereira-Almao P.
12:10 End of Session

ENR1Ballroom 4 (C)

Biodiesel

Organizer(s) - Cedric Briens; Franco Berruti; Jamal Chaouki
Chair(s) - F. Berruti

09:30 00024 Use of Whey in a New Industrial Process Aimed At Optimizing Mixotroph Microalgae Growth for Biodiesel Production *Girard J.M., Deschênes J.S., Tremblay R., $Heitz M., Faucheux N.
09:50 00025 FAME Production from Waste Cooking Oil Using a Membrane Reactor $Tremblay A.Y., *Dubé M.A., Hasswa R.
10:10 00026 A Single-Step Solid Acid-Catalyzed Process for the Synthesis of Biodiesel from Jatropha Oil as Second Generation Feedstock using Versatile Green Catalysts Baig A., *Ng F.T.T.
10:30 00027 A Simple and Green Analytical Method for Determination of Acid Number of Biodiesel and Biodiesel Blends using Green Chemistry Approaches Baig A., Paszti M.D., *Ng F.T.T.
10:50 00028 Insitu Transesterification of Soy Bean Oil Pisters K., *Prakash A.
11:10 00029 Novel Green Process for the Production of Biodiesel from Multi-Feedstock using Second Generation Heterogeneous Acid Catalysts Baig A., *Ng F.T.T.
11:30 00030 Soy Biodiesel Production over Mg-Zn Mixed Oxide Catalysts Nagaraju P., Rampel G., *Ng F.
11:50 00031 Value Added Uses of Crude Glycerol for Biomaterial Applications Reddy M., *Mohanty A., $Misra M.
12:10 End of Session

ENR2Ballroom 5 (C)

Oil Sands - Upgrading

Organizer(s) - Cedric Briens; Franco Berruti; Jamal Chaouki
Chair(s) - J. McMillan

09:30 00032 Effect of Addition of Citric Acid on the Hydrotreating Activity of NiMo/ c-Al2O3 Catalysts Mohanty S., *Dalai A., Adjaye J.
09:50 00033 Physical activation of oil sands coke using CO2 Karimi A., Thinon O., Tinguely S.B., *Hill J.M., Ouyang T., Jia C.Q., Fournier J.
10:10 00034 The Effect of Temperature and Pressure on Low Temperature Oxidation Kinetics of Alaska Heavy Oil Khansari Z., *$Mahinpey N.
10:30 00035 Study of Nitrogen Removal from Heavy Oil Using Natural Zeolites and Model Compounds Rocha G., Kuznicki S.M., Yang S., McCaffrey W.C.
10:50 00036 Characterization of Asphaltene and its Sub-fractions by UV-vis Spectrophotometer and ESI FT ICR-MS Wang S.S., *Shi Q., Gray M.R., Xu C.M., Zhao S.Q.
11:10 00037 Particle Attrition with Supersonic Nozzles in a High Temperature Fluidized Bed *$Briens C., Li F., Berruti F., Mcmillan J.
11:30 00038 Stability of Liquid-Solid Agglomerates in Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds *Berruti F., Parveen F., Briens C., Mcmillan J.
11:50 End of Session

ENV1Ballroom 3 (C)

Advanced Technologies for Waste Treatment 1

Organizer(s) - Daniela Loock; Mita Ray
Chair(s) - M. Mohseni

09:30 00039 Energy Consumption in Microwave Pyrolysis of Biomass *Sobhy A., Farag S., $Chaouki J.
09:50 00040 Modeling of the Toxic Intermediates Formation During the Phenol Removal by the Measure of Physical Parameters Martínez C., Méndez S., Camarero L.M., Barambones O., *$Villota N.
10:10 00041 Sulphur Dioxide as an Activating Agent for Sulphur-Impregnated Activated Carbon from Petroleum Coke $Morris E.A., Choi R., *Jia C.Q.
10:30 00042 Evaluation of Anion Exchange Resins for the Removal of Natural Organic Matter in Surface Water Imoberdorf G., *$Mohseni M.
10:50 00043 Incorporation of Devulcanized Rubber in a Virgin Tire Rubber Compound Meysami M., Zhu S., Tzoganakis C.
11:10 00044 Characterisation of Polymeric Flat Membranes and Compatibility with Various Aqueous Amine Solutions used for CO2 Capture Bougie F., Lalonde J., *Iliuta M.C.
11:30 00045 The Impact of Biofilm Growth and Evolution on Porous Medium Hydraulic Properties Bozorg A., *Gates I.D., $Sen A.
11:50 End of Session

ENV2Salon D (C)

Emerging Contaminants

Organizer(s) - Daniela Loock; Mita Ray
Chair(s) - S. Jasim

09:30 00046 Pharmaceutical Substances in the Great Lakes Region: A Review *Otker Uslu M., Jasim S., Biswas N.
09:50 00047 Mineralization of Bisphenol A in a Heterogeneous Catalytic Ozonation System *Keykavoos R., $Soltan J.
10:10 00048 Catalytic Ozonation of Micro-pollutants Using Manganese Oxide and Cerium Supported on Alumina *Roshani B., Kathpalia V., McMaster I., $Soltan J.
10:30 00049 Genotoxicity of Endocrine Disrupting Compound Intermediates Formed in Various Advanced Oxidation Processes Gilmour C., Ali S., *Rehmann L., $Ray M.
10:50 00050 Acyclovir Removal from Aqueous Solution on Activated Carbon: Kinetic and Thermodynamic Studies Jain S., *Dalai A.K., $Vyas R.K., Kumar P., Pandit P.
11:10 00051 Photocatalalytic Degradation of Celecoxib by means of Advanced Oxidation Processes Hashim N., $Ray A.K.
11:30 00052 Catalytic Ozonation of Micro-pollutants Using Manganese Oxide and Cerium Supported on Alumina *Roshani B., Kathpalia V., McMaster I., $Soltan J.
11:50 00053 Improving Anaerobic Digestibility of Natural Estrogens by the Application of Advanced Oxidation Processes Chawla C., Ray M., Nakhla G.
12:10 End of Session

MSE1Gr. Ballrm Wst (H)

Polymerization Reaction Engineering 1

Organizer(s) - Joao Soares; Tim Bender; Paul Charpentier
Chair(s) - J. Soares

Keynote Lecture:

09:30 00054 Waterborne Mechanical Dispersions to Replace Solvent Borne Coating Binders Beigzadeh D.
Keynote Lecture:

10:10 00059 An Experimental and Theoretical Investigation on the Synthesis of High-molecular Weight Linear and Branched Polylactides Mantourlias T., Seretis A., Karidi K., *$Kiparissides C.
10:50 00055 Investigation of Ethylene Polymerization Kinetics with rac-Et(Ind)2ZrCl2 in a Solution Reactor Mehdiabadi S., Soares J.B.P.
11:10 00056 Photoinduced Degradation of Poly (N-vinylpyrrolidone ) in Aqueous Solution by Iron Salts: Degradation Mechanism and Kinetic Modeling *$Ghafoori S., Mehrvar M., Chan P.
11:30 00057 Parameter Estimation in a Nylon 66 Degradation Model Karimi H., Schaffer M.A., $McAuley K.B.
11:50 00058 One-Pot Enzymatic Synthesis of Polyesters with Thermally Sensitive Functionalities Nosella K., *Faucher S.

MSE2Salon A (C)

Polymers in Nanotechnology 1

Organizer(s) - Joao Soares; Tim Bender; Paul Charpentier
Chair(s) - T. Bender

Keynote Lecture:

09:30 00060 Polymeric Nanostructures for Chemical and Biomedical Applications Tam M.
10:10 00061 Surface-Initiated Ethylene "Living" Polymerization on Silica Nanoparticles with Covalently Supported Pd-Diimine Catalysts: Control of Polymer Graft Density and Chain Structural Parameters Xiang P., *Ye Z.
Keynote Lecture:

10:30 00062 Fluorescent, Thermo-Responsive Copolymers Synthesised by Nitroxide Mediated Polymerization Lessard B., Ling E., *$Maric M.
11:10 00063 One-Pot "Arm-First" Synthesis of Core-Crosslinked Multiarm Star Polyethylene via Palladium-Catalyzed "Living" Ethylene Polymerization Landry E., *Ye Z.
Keynote Lecture:

11:30 00064 Polymer Semiconductors for Printed Organic Electronics *$Li Y., Sun B., Hong W., Aziz H.

NNO1Salon C (C)

Synthesis, Characterization and Toxicity Control of Nanomaterials

Organizer(s) - Jin Zhang; Chris Lan
Chair(s) - S. Coulombe

Keynote Lecture:

09:30 00065 Nanoparticle Flotation Collectors -Balancing Hydrophobicity and Colloidal Stability Pelton R.
10:10 00066 Silver Nano-Particles Synthesis, Scale-Up and Characterization for Fabrication of High-Conductivity Elements for Printed Electronics Mokhtari M., *Saban M., Wong Y., Gaynor R., Wu Y.
10:30 00067 Synthesis of Novel Metal Silicide Nanostructures as Catalyst Support for PEMFCs Norouzi Banis M., Zhang Y., Sun S., Meng X., Li R., Cai M., *Sun X.
10:50 00068 Mechanical and Interfacial Properties of Nanocellulose Composites Prepared Through Layer-by-Layer Assembly Cranston E.D.
11:10 00069 Gold Nanomaterials and Their Influence on Surface Enhanced Raman (SERS) Spectroscopy Chen T., Jervis E., *$Henneke D., Woodford C.
11:30 00070 Visible Light Active Fe Doped TiO2 Nanowires Grown on Graphene using Supercritical CO2 Farhangi N., *Charpentier P., Chowdhury R., Medina-Gonzalez Y., Ray M.
11:50 00071 Safe Design of Nanomaterials via the Implementation of an Integrated EHS Computational Platform *$Kiparissides C.
12:10 End of Session

PTF1Salon E (C)

Multiphase Systems 1 - Dedicated to Norman Epstein

Organizer(s) - Ying Zheng; Jahirul Mazumder
Chair(s) - J. Grace and R. Cocco

Keynote Lecture:

09:30 00072 Transport Phenomena in High Pressure Gas-Liquid-Solid Reactors Macchi A.
10:10 00073 Application of Radioactive Particle Tracking to Indicate Shed Fouling in the Stripper Section of a Fluid Coker *$Sanchez Careaga F., Granovskiy M., Pugsley T.
10:30 00074 Imaging Particle Hydrodynamics in Fluidized Beds and Risers *$Cocco R.A., Shaffer F., Goalan B., Chew J-W, Hrenya C.M., Karri S.B.R., Knowlton T.M.
10:50 00075 Theory and Generation of a Controlled Size Single Micro-bubble Seyyed Najafi A., Xu Z., *$Masliyah J.
11:10 00076 Transient Motion of Particles Undergoing Layer Inversion in Liquid-Fluidized Beds Vivacqua V., Vashisth S., Epstein N., *Grace J.R.
11:30 00077 Study of the Effect of Column Wall Material and Grounding on Electrostatic Charge Generation in Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds Sowinski A., Giffin A., *Mehrani P.
11:50 00078 Computational Fluid Dynamics of Fluidized Bed, the Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful *$Taghipour F.
12:10 End of Session

PTF-SBallrms 1 & 8 (C)

PTRC Student Poster Competition

Organizer(s) - Ying Zheng; Jahirul Mazumder

From 11:30 until 13:10

11:30 00291 Molybdenum Nanoparticle Sizing by Time-Resolved Laser-Induced Incandescence Sipkens T., Joshi G., *Daun K., Murakami Y.
11:30 00703 Graphene: Synthesis and Application in Fuel Cells Geng D., Hu Y., Li X., Li R., *$Sun X
11:30 00704 Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage Sun S., Li X., Wang J., Li Y., Wang D., Liu J., Chen Y., Sun X.
11:30 00705 Circulating Fluidized bed bioreactor (CFBBR) Biofilm Model Used for Biological Wastewater Treatment $Eldyasti A., *Nakhla G., Zhu J.
11:30 00706 Investigations of Heat Transfer in Gas-Solid Fluidized Beds Pisters K, *Prakash A
11:30 00707 Atomic Layer Deposition of Crystalline/Amorphous Cobalt Oxide on Nitrogen-doped Carbon Nanotubes and Application in Lithium Ion Batteries Liu J., Meng X., Li X., Banis M.N., Li R., *$Sun X.
11:30 00708 Functional Antibacterial Surfaces Made by Ultrafine Powder Coating Yeasmin R., Zhang H., *$Zhu J.
11:30 00709 The Role of Mineral Fines in the Reclaiming of Oil Spills Wang W.Z., *Zheng Y., Li Z.K., Lee K.
11:30 00711 The Effects of Different Factors on Material Utilization Efficiency of Powder Coating $Fu J., Zhang H., Zhu J.
11:30 End of Session

PSM1Salon B (C)

Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment 1

Organizer(s) - Rob Cairns
Chair(s) - S. Mirza

09:30 00079 LOPA and HAZOP - The Odd Couple de Salis C.
10:00 00080 Maximizing the Benefit of the Guideword Approach to Hazard and Operability Studies by Addressing the Design Intent Phillips K.G.
10:30 00081 Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment at Irving Oil Company Ltd.'s Refinery in Saint John, NB Johnson J.W.D., *Cheddie H.L.
11:00 00082 Turnaround Interval Management of Change Marta M.
11:30 00083 The Formal Adoption of a Process Safety Management Methodology Within an International Oil & Gas Pipeline Company Urra S., Timbers B.
12:00 End of Session

GLB1Theatre (C)

Globalization and Partnership

Organizer(s) - Ajay Ray; Jesse Zhu
Chair(s) - J. McLellan

09:30 Panel Discussion:

Dr. Amit Chakma, The University of Western Ontario

Dr. David Fung, ACDEG Group of companies

Dr. Doug Reeve, University of Toronto and Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (ILead)

Janet Walden, Natural Science Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

Dr. Gregory Patience, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal

Keynote Lecture:

11:30 00084 Catmint Oil as a Strategy to Fight Malaria in Burundi, Africa *$Patience G.S., Kararirekinyana G.
12:10 End of Session

SRE1Windsor Club (H)

Novel Chemical and Catalytic Process Development 1

Organizer(s) - Benito Serrano Rosales
Chair(s) - B. Serrano Rosales and T. El Solh and R. Quddus

Keynote Lecture:

09:30 00085 Design of Novel DeNOx Catalysts for Mobile Sources: New Challenges and New Solutions Fuentes G.A.
10:10 00086 Effect of Intraparticle Diffusion Resistances on Coupling of Dehydrogenation of Ethylbenzene to Styrene and Hydrogenation of Nitrobenzene to Aniline $Abo-Ghander N.S., Logist F., *Grace J.R., Van Impe J.F.M., Elnashaie S.S.E.H., Lim C.J.
10:30 00087 n-Butane Partial Oxidation to Maleic Anhydride: A Global Transient Kinetic Model *$Shekari A., Patience G.S.
10:50 00088 Aerosol Reactor for Kinetic Study of Pyrolysis of Heavy Oils *Vafi K., McCaffrey W.C., $Gray M.R.
11:10 00089 A Nanoengineered VOx Catalyst Supported on Highly Ordered TiO2 Nanotube arrays. Synthesis, Characterization and Activity for Ethanol Partial Oxidation *$Herrera J.E., Isimjan T.T., Ray A.K., Rohani S.
11:30 00090 Ferrofluid Applications in Chemical Engineering Hajiani P., *Larachi F.
11:50 00091 Effect of the Crude Oil Composition on Low Severity Hydro-processing of Heavy Oils and Bitumen using Ultradispersed Catalysts *Peluso E., $Pereira-Almao P.
12:10 End of Session


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