Minor in Chemical Engineering | Department of Chemical Engineering

Minor in Chemical Engineering

Key Information

Chemical Engineering
School of Engineering (SoE)
Dr. V. M. Rajesh
No. of Credits
Minor Eligibilty 

For a Non-Chemical Engineering background student, selective courses with minimum 21 credits are required to obtain a minor specialisation in Chemical Engineering.

For a Non-Chemical Engineering background student, following courses with minimum 21 credits are required to obtain a minor specialisation in Chemical Engineering.
Course code
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.
Process Dynamics and Control
Process Dynamics and Control
Transport Phenomenon
Kinematics, transport theorem, convective momentum, and energy, mass transport, momentum transport and energy transport, Continuity equation for multi-component system, constitutive relations, boundary layer theory, turbulence, Energy transport by radiation.
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.