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Minor in Chemical Engineering

Key Information

Chemical Engineering
School of Engineering (SoE)
Dr. Dhiraj Kumar Garg
No. of Credits
Minor Eligibilty 

For a Non-Chemical Engineering background student, selective courses with minimum 24 credits are required to obtain a minor specialisation in Chemical Engineering.

For a Non-Chemical Engineering background student, following courses with minimum 24 credits are required to obtain a minor specialization in Chemical Engineering.
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Fluid Mechanics
A quantitative introduction to the theoretical and physical principles in fluid mechanics that are of fundamental importance to chemical engineers. The course is intended to be a first course in fluid mechanics for undergraduate 2nd year students in chemical engineering. The course will begin by introducing the necessary fundamental concepts of fluid flow, and proceed to cover both macroscopic (i.e. integral balances) and microscopic (i.e. differential balances) approaches to analyse various fluid ow phenomena encountered in chemical engineering applications. Some specific applications that will be covered in detail are: Pipe flows, fittings and friction factor charts Fow past immersed bodies: drag forces, settling Flow through packed beds and fluidized beds Fluid transportation (pumps, compressors and valves) Flow measurement techniques, and Agitation and mixing
Chemical Engg. Thermodynamics
Introduction, Definitions and Concepts: System, Surroundings, Thermodynamic Property, Heat, Energy, Work. First Law of Thermodynamics and Its Applications. Thermodynamic State and State Functions, Thermodynamic Equilibrium, Phase Rule. Working Fluid, Ideal Gas Properties, PVT Behaviour of Pure Substances, Reversible and Irreversible Processes, Various Heat Effects, Combustion. Second Law of Thermodynamics: Limitation of First Law, Kelvin-Planck and Clausius Statements, Carnot cycle, Thermodynamic Temperature Scale, Entropy, Irreversibility, Lost Work, Exergy. Third Law of Thermodynamics. Steam Cycle- Rankine Cycle, Refrigeration and Heat Pumps, Liquefaction of Gases, JouleKelvin Effect. Compressible Flow, Nozzles, Turbines, Expanders. Virial Equation and its Applications, Cubic Equations of State, Generalized Correlations for Gases and Liquids. Properties of Pure Substances, Properties of Gases and Gas Mixtures, Residual Properties, Thermodynamic Equations: Maxwell’s Equation, Energy Equation. Vapour Liquid Equilibria (VLE): Raoult’s Law, K-Value. Solution Thermodynamics: Theory and Applications, Chemical Potential, Partial Properties, Fugacity and Fugacity Coefficient, Excess Properties. Mixing Effects. Gamma/Phi Formulation of VLE. Chemical Reaction Equilibrium.
Material and Energy Balance
Unit 1(Lecturer 1-3)  Units and Dimensions, Conversion of Units and conversion factors, Dimensional consistency and Mole unit, Density, specific gravity, mole Fraction and mass fraction, Concentration, Temperature and pressure. Unit 2 (Lecturer 4-8)  Basis, General Material Balance, Material Balance without chemical reaction, Material Balance with chemical reaction, Material balances with multiple subsystems. Unit 3 (Lecturer 8-14)  Recycle bypass and purge calculations, Ideal gas calculations, Ideal gas mixtures and partial pressure, Vapor pressure, saturation, partial saturation and humidity. Unit 4 (Lecturer 15-21)  The General Energy balance, Calculations of enthalpy changes, Enenrgy balances that account for chemical reactions. Unit 5 (Lecturer 22-28)  Heat of solution and mixing, Humidity charts and their use, Analyzign the degree of freedom in a steady state process, solving material and energy balance using flow sheeting codes.
Heat Transfer
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to extend the thermodynamic analysis through study of the modes of heat transfer and through development of relations to calculate heat transfer rates. The course will introduce the fundamental concepts of various modes of heat transfer. It will further elaborate these concepts with theories and applications to the solutions of practically relevant chemical engineering problems. Some aspects of process design principles of various heat transfer equipment will be taken up in the later part of this course. Finally, to present a physical picture of the convection process, heat transfer in boundary layer flows will be addressed. We do so by appreciating the physical mechanisms that underlie heat transfer processes and the relevance of these processes to our industrial and environmental problems. UNIT-I General Principals of heat transfer by conduction, convection, radiation heat transfer. Conduction- Fouriers law of heat conduction, steady state conduction in one dimension with out heat source e.g. Through plain wall ,cylindrical & spherical surfaces, thermal insulations, properties of insulating materials. UNIT-II Convection- Natural & forced convection, concept of thermal boundary layer, laminar & turbulent flow heat transfer inside and out side tubes, dimensional analysis, determination of individual & overall heat transfer coefficients and their temperature dependency. Heat exchangers- Types of heat exchangers like double pipe, shell & tube, plate type, extended surface, their construction and operation, basic calculations on heat exchangers. UNIT-III Radiation- Basic laws of radiation heat transfer, black body & grey body concepts, view factor, combined heat transfer coefficients by convection and radiation. Introduction to unsteady state heat transfer. UNIT-IV Heat transfer with phase change- condensation of pure and mixed vapours, film wise and drop wise condensation, calculations on condensers, heat transfer in boiling liquids, nucleate & film boiling.
Chemical Reaction Engg. I
Introduction to chemical reaction engineering, rate equations, conversion and reactor sizing for single and multiple reactions, kinetics of homogeneous reactions, derivation of reactor design equations, analysis and sizing of reactors, data collection and plotting to determine rate constants, reactor networks (series/parallel), reaction mechanisms, temperature and pressure effects on reactions and reactor design, simultaneous material and energy balances, multiple steady-states, residence time distributions in non-ideal reactors.
Mass Transfer - I
• The general objectives of Mass Transfer Operations-I are to discuss the fundamental concepts of mass transfer principles and to apply those concepts to real engineering problems. • This course will provide an overview of mass transfer operations at basic to an intermediate level. Coverage will be relatively broad. • This course applies the concepts of diffusion mass transfer, mass transfer coefficients, convective mass transfer, interphase mass transfer, equipment for gas-liquid operations, absorption, and distillation. • Each topic will be covered in logical sequence with relevant examples. • The goal is to provide students with the theoretical/analytical background to understand mass transfer operations and to tackle the sort of complex problems.
Chemical Engg. Laboratory - I
Course Summary This course supplements the understanding of fluid flow/ heat transfer problems achieved during the undergraduate Fluid Mechanics (FM) and Heat Transfer (HT) course through live examples. This lab course involves performing the experiments utilising the taught principles. Course Aims To enable students to relate and develop their understanding of theoretical concepts taught in the lectures through the respective experiments. Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the course, the students will: 1. have an improved understanding of the principles of FM and HT; 2. learn how to conduct an experiment for fluid flow and heat exchange related problems; 3. apply basic principles to solve real life problem based on FM and HT; 4. be able to record experimental data, interpret and represent conclusive findings; and 4. be able to design simple experimental setups. Curriculum Content List of experiments for Fluid Mechanics: Obstruction type flow meters Pressure measurements Bernoulli’s theorem Reynolds experiment and determination of friction factor Pipe flow List of experiments for Heat Transfer: Heat conduction: Composite wall and lagged pipe Heat conduction: Heat transfer through pin fin apparatus Heat convection: Heat transfer in natural and forced convection Heat radiation: Emissivity measurement Parallel and counter flow heat exchanger Teaching and Learning Strategy The course entails conducting practical experiments. The subjective concepts have been covered in previous semesters in dedicated courses. Teaching and Learning Strategy Description of Work Class Hours Out-of-Class Hours Practical sessions Performing experiments 2 hours/week 0 hour/week ASSSESSMENT. Assessment Scheme Type of Assessment Description Percentage Pre-experimental quiz Continuous evaluation for all experiments 20 Experiments, laboratory reports Performing experiments and its continuous evaluation and writing final report. 50 End-sem viva Final practical exam with viva 30 Total 100% Bibliography R. W. Fox and A. T. McDonald, Introduction to Fluid Mechanics Frank M. White, Fluid Mechanics W. L. McCabe, W. L. Smith, and P. Harriot, Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering R. B. Bird, W. L. Stewart and E. L. Lightfoot, Transport Phenomena JP Holman, Heat Transfer Incropera Dewitt, Principles of Heat and Mass Transfer
Chemical Engg. Laboratory - II

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Chemical Engg. Laboratory- III

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