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Kerala Technological university KTU First year B.tech Syllabus for BE101-01 INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING is given By 

Course No. :  BE101-06


L-T-P-Credits:  2-1-0-3

Year of Introduction: 2015

Course Objectives:

1.    To  instil  in  students  the  interest,  excitement,  and  urge  to  learn  the  subject  of  Chemical Engineering
2.    To introduce the profession of Chemical Engineering
3.    To introduce the purpose of learning important subjects in Chemical Engineering for meeting the requirement of various professional fields in Chemical Engineering.


Introduction  to  Chemical  Engineering, profession,  plant  operation,  Basic  concepts  of  units  and equations of state, Overview of unit operations and processes, Modes of heat transfer, chemical reactions, DCDA process, basic concepts of P&I diagram. Introduction to process instrumentation and control, Introduction to safety in chemical process industries, introduction to Environmental Engineering,   Challenges   of   Chemical   Engineer,   Introduction   to   novel   materials   and   their development.

Expected outcome:  

The student will demonstrate the ability to understand the basic concepts of Chemical Engineering.

Text Book:
1.    W.L. McCabe and J.C. Smith and Peter Harriott, Unit Operations in Chemical Engineering, McGraw Hill
2.    S. Pushpavanam, Introduction to Chemical Engineering, PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

1.    Badger and Banchero, Introduction to Chemical Engineering, McGraw Hill
2.    Robin Smith, Chemical Process Design and Integration, Wiley

Module 1 Contents

Introduction to Chemical Engineering: history of Chemical Engineering,role of Chemical Engineering– a broad overview; chemical industries in India; introduction to Chemical Engineering profession; introduction to chemical plant operation; process development and process design.

Module 2 Contents

Basic concepts: units and dimensions, systems of units, conversion and conversion factors of units, concept of mole, weight percent, mole percent, normality, molarity, molality, vapor pressure, partial pressure, concept of ideal gas and equations of state.

Module 3 Contents

Overview of unit operations such as distillation, evaporation, absorption,adsorption, extraction, crystallization, drying, leaching, size separation and size reduction. Overview of unit processes like saponification, polymerization, biodiesel formation and hydrogenation.

  Module 4 Contents

Modes of heat transfer-principles of conduction, convection and radiation,heat exchangers. Fluid flow- laminar and turbulent flow. Introduction to transportation of fluids.Classification  of  chemical  reactions,  order  of  reaction,  rate  equation, Arrhenius equation, conversion and yield, batch reactor, mixed reactor and plug flow reactor.

Module 5 Contents 

Block diagram, process flow diagram for DCDA process for Sulphuric acid manufacture, basic concepts of P&I diagram. Introduction to process instrumentation and  control:  common methodologies of  measurements, measuring instruments: thermocouple, venturimeter, U-tube manometer, elements of feedback control loop, introduction to control of a distillation column.

Module 6 Contents 

Introduction to safety in chemical process industries – basic concepts, Case study: Bhopal gas tragedy. Introduction to Environmental Engineering - basic concepts, Typical wastewater, air and solid waste management system.Case study: Effect of Aerial Spraying of Endosulfan on Residents of Kasargod, Kerala. Challenges of Chemical Engineer –need for sustainable alternatives for processes; products with environment friendly life-cycle. Introduction to novel materials and their development. Hence the B.tech Syllabus for KTU .

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