While there is ongoing research in the area of (bio)sorption, no new degree students are being accepted. The research has been interdisciplinary, spanning a broad choice of diversified projects from process engineering and optimization to the chemistry of active sorption sites.
Biochemical Engineering (CHEE-474A - a core course, now taught by Prof. Cooper):
This quantitative and design-oriented course deals with bioprocesses and bioreactors. It focusses on unit operations used in upstream and downstream handling of process streams in product recovery and purification procedures. The course emphasises interdisciplinarity and contemporary design techniques as well as process modeling, computer process simulation and optimization.
Elements of Biotechnology (CHEE-370A - a core course, now to be taught by another staff member):
This course introduces the basis of biotechnology to engineers whereby the process aspects are stressed for obtaining specialty chemicals and bio-products. The course is mainly descriptive with emphasis on interdisciplinary new background exposure.
Environmental Aspects of Technology (CHEE-230B - an elective, now taught by Prof. Leclerc):
An interdisciplinary ELECTIVE course for students with different backgrounds. Topics may vary according to the instructors participating: urban planning, transportation, water, air and soil pollution, energy conversions, environmental policies, impacts of different types of technologies.
Industrial Water Pollution Control (CHEE-471B - a technical elective, to be taught again in 2006 by another staff member):
This technical ELECTIVE, process-design-oriented course looks at the effects and characteristics of industrial effluents. Wastewater treatment technologies and individual processes are taught: physical, chemical and biological methods of wastewater treatment. Industrial effluent cases are dealt with.