Chemical Technology | Department of Chemical Engineering

Chemical Technology

Unit operations and unit processes, functions of chemical engineer, new emerging areas: Study of the following chemical industries/processes involving process details, production trends, thermodynamic considerations, material and energy balances, flow sheets, engineering problems pertaining to material of construction, waste regeneration/ recycling, and safety, environmental and energy conservation measures.  Industrial gases: hydrogen, producer gas, and waste gas. Nitrogen industries: Ammonia, nitric acid, nitrogenous and mixed fertilizers, Chlor-Alkali industries: Common salt, caustic soda, chlorine, hydrochloric acid, soda ash, Sulphur industries: Sulphuric acid, oleum.  Cement industries: Portland cement, Petrochemicals: Formaldehyde, ethylene oxide, ethylene glycol, acrylonitrile, styrene, butadene, Agrochemicals: Important pesticides, BHC, DDT, Malathion, Alcohol industries: Industrial alcohol, Absolute alcohol, Oil, Fats and waxes, soaps and detergents, pulp and paper industry.

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