2008 58th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference


Polymers and New Materials

Monday AM

PNM4Provinces 1

Polymer Processing 1

Organizer(s) - Marc Dube, Uttandaraman Sundararaj
Chair(s) - Costas Tzoganakis

10:00 00051 Current and Future Trends in Multilayer Film Packaging Xiao K., Edgar A.
10:40 00052 PTFE Extrusion in Semi-Solid State: Issues of Modeling and Simulation *$Mitsoulis E., Hatzikiriakos S.G.
11:00 00053 Relationship between Physical Chain Entanglements and Mechanical Behaviour of Polyethylene Cheng J.J., Alvarado-Contreras J.A., Polak M.A., *Penlidis A.
11:20 00054 Guiding in the Visible Using PS/PMMA Colorful Optic Fibers $Stoeffler K., *Dubois C., Skorobogatiy M., Ajji A.
11:40 00055 A review of Novel Design Considerations and Troubleshooting Methods of Thermoplastics Injection Molding Process Mostafavi S.N., *Mohtaram N.K.
12:00 End of Session


Monday PM

PNM5Provinces 1

Polymer Processing 2

Organizer(s) - Marc Dube, Uttandaraman Sundararaj
Chair(s) - Milan Maric, Celine Bellehumeur

13:40 00133 Polymer Powder Processing: Rotational Molding Application *$Bellehumeur C.T.
14:20 00134 Inferential Sensing of Melt Flow Index in Compounding Operations Noeei V., *Tzoganakis C., Duever T.
14:40 00135 Relationships Between Rheology, Morphology and Foamability of Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO) Microcellular Foams Maani A., *Heuzey M.C., Carreau P.J.
15:00 00136 The Rheological Response of Polypropylene Melts in Uniaxial and Biaxial Elongational Flows Zhu S.-H.
15:20 Coffee Break
15:40 00137 Rheological Properties and Micro Structural Evolution of Semi-flexible Fiber Suspensions in Transient Shear Flow $Keshtkar M., *Heuzey M-C., Carreau P.J., Rajabian M., Dubois C.
16:00 00138 Phase Morphology Development of Plasticized and Non-Plasticized EPDM/PP Blends During Dynamic Vulcanization Shahbikian S., *Carreau P., Heuzey M., Ellul M., Nadella H., Shirodkar P., Cheng J.
16:20 00139 Developing a Relationship to Predict the Molecular Weight Dependency of w in order to Improve the Predictability of Interfacial Tension of Polymer Pairs using Theoretical Methods *Garmabi H., $Ghanbari M.
16:40 End of Session


Tuesday AM

PNM6Provinces 1

Polymer Processing 3

Organizer(s) - Marc Dube, Uttandaraman Sundararaj
Chair(s) - Robin Hutchinson

10:00 00278 Devulcanization of Recycled Tire Rubber Crumb with Supercritical CO2: Scale Up Experiments Meysami M., *Zhu S., $Tzoganakis C.
10:20 00279 Diffusion of Carbon Dioxide and Nitrogen in Polypropylene Kundra P., Upreti S.R., Lohi A., *Wu J.
10:40 00280 Numerical Scale-up Analysis of a Reactive Extrusion Process Ortiz-Rodriguez E., *Tzoganakis C.
11:00 00281 Rheological Characterization of Electron Beam Irradiated Poly (Propylene-Co-Ethylene) Heterophasic Copolymer $Koosha M., *Jahani Y., Mirzadeh H. WITHDRAWN
11:20 End of Session

PNM1Provinces 2

Composite Materials 1

Organizer(s) - Marc Dube, Charles Dubois, Marianna Kontopoulou
Chair(s) - Charles Dubois, Marianna Kontopoulou

10:00 00282 Preparation and Characterization of Thermoplastic Olefin/Nanosilica Composites Using a Silane-Grafted PP Matrix $Bailly M., *Kontopoulou M.
10:20 00283 Electrical Conductive Carbon Fiber-Carbon Black Polymer Composites Hashemi-Motlagh G., Thompson M.R., Hrymak A.N.
10:40 00284 The Effect of Clay Dispersion on the Properties of LLDPE/LLDPE-g-MAH/montmorillonite Nanocomposites $Stoeffler K., *Lafleur P.G.
11:00 00285 Electrical Microrheology of Hydrogel Nanocomposites *Hill R.J., Wang M.
11:20 00286 Response Functions for Uncharged Colloidal Inclusions in Charged Hydrogel Skeletons *Hilll R.J., Mohammadi A.
11:40 00287 Study on Properties of PVC/SBR Blends *$Zohrevand Ahmad, Zare Asghar
12:00 End of Session


Tuesday PM

PNM2Provinces 2

Composite Materials 2

Organizer(s) - Marc Dube, Charles Dubois, Marianna Kontopoulou
Chair(s) - Charles Dubois, Marianna Kontopoulou

13:40 00375 The Progress in OLED Development with the Help of Cellulose Nanocomposite Sain M.
14:20 00376 Anomalous Bulk Viscosity of Polymer-Nanocomposite Melts *Hill R.J., Wang M.
14:40 00377 Novel Polymer-Metal Nanowire Nanocomposites for ESD and EMI applications *$Sundararaj U., Al-Saleh M.H., Gelves G.A.
15:00 00378 The Effect of Compatibilizer on the Co-continuity and Nanoclay Dispersion Level of TPE Nanocomposites Based on PP/EPDM $Mirzadeh A., G. Lafleur P., R. Kamal M., *Dubois C.
15:20 Coffee Break
15:40 00379 Synthesis of Three-Arm Star-Shaped Polyethylenes via Ethylene "Living" Polymerization with a Novel Tri-Nuclear Pd-Diimine Catalyst Zhang K, *Ye Z, Subramanian R
16:00 00380 Processing High Melting Polymer Composites (HMP) Reinforced with Natural Fibers for Structural Applications Fotso T.A.S., *$Pagé D.J.Y.S., Sain M., Siqindalai S.
16:20 00381 Steady Electrodiffusion in Hydrogel-Colloid Composites: Macroscale Properties from Microscale Electrokinetics *Hill R.J.
16:40 00382 Minimization of Residual Thermal Stress in a Polymeric Composite Laminate by Optimization of Fiber Orientation Jalali Dil E., *Ghaffarian S. R., $Ghasemi M., Abdolrasouli M. H. WITHDRAWN
17:00 End of Session

PNM7Provinces 1

Polymer Reaction Engineering 1

Organizer(s) - Marc Dube, Milan Maric, Alex Penlidis
Chair(s) - Robin Hutchinson, Marc A. Dube

13:40 00383 Development of New High Performance Renewably Sourced Polymers *Berg D.A., Miller R.W., Ng H.C., $Kurian J.V.
14:20 00384 The Influence of Bimodal Molecular Weight and Particle Size Distributions on Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Performance Fonseca G.E., McKenna T.F., *$Dubé M.A.
14:40 00385 Studies on Chemical Heterogeneity of Multi-component Polymers: Sequence Length Distributions Jung W., Duever T.A., Penlidis A.
15:00 00386 Aqueous-Phase Free Radical Batch and Semibatch Polymerization of Methacrylic Acid $Santanakrishnan S, *Hutchinson R
15:20 Coffee Break
15:40 00387 Nitroxide-Mediated Polymerization of Comb-Like Poly[Poly(ethylene glycol) Acrylate] Homopolymers and Block Copolymers Lessard B., *$Maric M.
16:00 00388 Kinetic Studies of Nitroxide-Mediated Radical Polymerization of Styrene with a Unimolecular Initiator Zhou MX, *McManus NT, $Penlidis A
16:20 00389 Characterization of Biomaterials for Water Removal from Ethanol-Water Mixtures Mohame H.M., Oraedu C.C., *Wilson L.D., Niu C.H.
16:40 00390 Comparison of Controlled Radical Polymerization Strategies for the Synthesis of Poly(vinylcarbazole) Hallen S., *$Maric M.
17:00 End of Session


Wednesday AM

PNM9Confederation 2

Polymers General

Organizer(s) - Marc Dube
Chair(s) - Milan Maric

10:00 00468 Facile Deposition of Au nanoparticles on Carbon Nanotubes and their use as Electrocatalysts Shi Y., Yuet P.K.
10:20 00469 Study and Characterization of Sonochemically Prepared Silver-Silica Nanocomposite *Halladj R., $Askari S. WITHDRAWN
10:40 00470 Effect of Compatabilizer and Clay Content on Microstructure Development of LLDPE/organoclay Nanocomposite Abdol Rasouli M., *Nazokdast H., $Jalali Dil E.
11:00 00471 Simulation of High Density Polyethylene Polymerization Using Ziegler-Natta Catalyst in Slurry Phase Jalali Dil E., *Vatankhah M., $Naderpour N., Kanani Z. WITHDRAWN
11:20 00472 One-Pot Synthesis of Low-Viscosity Hyperbranched Polyethylenes Tethered Predominantly with Pendant Acryloyl Functionalities by Chain Walking Copolymerizations of Ethylene with a Diacrylate Comonomer at Elevated Concentrations Morgan S., *Ye Z., Zhang K., Subramanian R.
11:40 00473 Infra-red Drying of Polymer Solutions Zia-ul M., *Dhib R., $Dahman Y.
12:00 End of Session

PNM10Provinces 2

Thin films 1

Organizer(s) - Marc Dube, Abdellah Ajji
Chair(s) - Shiv Goyal, Abdellah Ajji

10:00 00474 Synthesis and Morphology Characterization of Dye Labeled Core-Shell Nanoparticles used for FRET Studies $Felorzabihi N., Froimowicz P., Bardajee G.R., *Winnik M.A.
10:20 00475 Pulsed Electron Deposition of Titanium Silicon Carbide: Fabrication Jin N., *$Henda R., Barsoum M.
10:40 00476 Pulsed Electron Deposition of Titanium Silicon Carbide: Characterization Jin N., *$Henda R., McDonald A.
11:00 00477 Simultaneous Determination of Layer Thickness and Composition In Complex Multi-Layer Samples with FP-Multi Software and X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry *$Song W.Y., Zheng J.G., Li Y.
11:20 00478 Polyethylene/Polypropylene Multilayer and Nanocomposite Films: Some Process-Structure-Performance Relationships *$Ajji A., Zhang X.
11:40 End of Session

PNM3Provinces 1

Membrane Materials

Organizer(s) - Marc Dube, Ashwani Kumar, Xianshe Feng
Chair(s) - Ashwani Kumar, Xianshe Feng

10:00 00479 Studies on Poly(N,N-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate) Positively Charged Composite Membranes for Nanofiltration Du R., Huck P.M., Peldszus S., Feng X., Chakma A., Zhao J.
10:20 00480 Rheological Properties of Chitosan-Based Solutions in Relation with Electrospinnability Pakravan Lonbani M., *Heuzey M.C., Ajji A.
10:40 00481 Small Angle Neutron Scattering Study on Comb-Shaped Fluorocrabon Copolymer as a Proton Exchange Memebrane (PEM) *$Nieh M.-P., Guiver M. D., Kim D. S., Ding J., Norsten T.
11:00 00482 Butanol Separation from Dilute Aqueous Solutions by Pervaporation using PEBA Membranes Fouad E.A., *Feng X.
11:40 End of Session


Wednesday PM

PNM11Provinces 2

Thin films 2

Organizer(s) - Marc Dube, Abdellah Ajji
Chair(s) - Shiv Goyal, Abdellah Ajji

13:40 00562 Evolving Trends in Polyethylene Films: A Look at New Challenges and Opportunities *$RICHARDS C.
14:20 00563 Influence of Ambient Humidity on Polymer Interdiffusion Rate $Soleimani M., Lau W., *Winnik M.A.
14:40 00564 Development of High Toughness - High Stiffness Polyethylene Film Resin Using Dual Reactor Single Site Catalyst *$GOYAL S.K., BOPARAI M.K.
15:00 00565 The Role of Air Cooling and Chill Roll Temperature on the Lamellar Structure and Mechanical Properties of Polypropylene Cast Films *Tabatabaei S.H., Carreau P.J., Ajji A.
15:20 Coffee Break
15:40 00566 Combining NIR Spectral Imaging and Chemometrics Methods to Predict Crystallinity Spatial Distribution across Polymer Films Gosselin R., Rodrigue D., *$Duchesne C.
16:00 00567 Defect and Texture Modeling of Block-Copolymer Films *Abukhdeir N.M., Rey A.D.
16:20 End of Session

PNM8Provinces 1

Polymer Reaction Engineering 2

Organizer(s) - Marc Dube, Milan Maric, Alex Penlidis
Chair(s) - Milan Maric

13:40 00568 Industrial Processes for Novel Acrylic Block Copolymers Schmidt S.
14:20 00569 High Temperature Semibatch Free Radical Copolymerization of Glycidyl Methacrylate and Styrene $Wang W., *Hutchinson R.A.
14:40 00570 The Influence of Latex Properties on Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Performance Qie L., *$Dube M.A.
15:00 00571 Dynamic Modelling of a Continuous Reactor Train for the Industrial Production of Nitrile Rubber Washington I.D., Duever T.A., Penlidis A.
15:20 Coffee Break
15:40 00572 Effect of Acid Protecting Group on Nitroxide-Mediated Chain Extensions with Styrene by Poly(acrylic acid-ran-styrene) Macroinitiators Lessard B., *$Maric M.
16:00 00573 Nitroxide-Mediated Thermal Polymerization of Styrene Nabifar A., McManus N.T., Vivaldo-Lima E., Lona L.M.F., *Penlidis A.
16:20 00574 Effect of Sodium Caprolactam and Diisocyanate on Anionic Polymerization of e-caprolactam Via Melt Blending Toward PA6 $Ahmadi S., Morshedian J., Hashemi S.A., Leelapornpisit W., *Carreau P.
16:40 00575 Effect of Support Alcohol Content on Catalyst Morphology and Final Polymer Powder in Propylene Polymerization Jalali Dil E., *Pourmahdian S., $Vatankhah M. WITHDRAWN
17:00 End of Session


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