Department of Chemical Engineering

Introduction

Chemical Engineering involves the design, development and operation of complex processes, which safely and efficiently produce products with minimum of environmental impact. Chemical Engineers have traditionally played a key role in industries such as petroleum processing, fertilizers, energy, food, agriculture, polymers, synthetic fibers, pharmaceuticals, ceramics, gases, consumer products and specialty chemicals. With the recent developments in the world, chemical engineers can also find opportunities in the field of pollution prevention technologies, new drugs, development and the manufacture of artificial organs and limbs etc. Keeping in view the need to provide competent and well-trained professionals for the country’s chemical industries, the Department of Chemical Engineering was established in 1996 in UIET, CSJM University.

The Department of Chemical Engineering offers a Four-Year academic program leading to a B.Tech degree in Chemical Engineering. The Department offers compulsory courses on Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer, Reaction Engineering, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Instrumentation and Process Control, Chemical Technology, Process Equipment Design, Transport Phenomena etc. A large number of electives like Environmental Pollution and Control, Polymer Engineering, Numerical Methods in Chemical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Safety and Hazard Prevention, Non-conventional Energy Sources etc., are also offered to get the students familiar with the latest trends in research and the industry in order to strengthen their professional capabilities. The students are also required to undergo a six-week industrial training in a chemical or allied industry at the end of the third year to give them a first hand experience of the industry.

The main aim of the Department is to provide a high quality educational experience that will help in producing competent, creative and imaginative engineers. Efforts are continuously made by the Department to provide the students with the skills and knowledge required to confront technical challenges so that they are able to assume leadership positions within the chemical and other associated industries in future.

Faculty

DR. Brishti Mitra

Associate Professor
PhD
dr.brishti.mitra[at]gmail.com
Dr. Vinay Kr. Sachan
(HOD)
Associate Professor
Ph.D
vksachan.chemical[at]gmail.com
Dr. Arun Kumar Gupta

Assistant Professor
Ph.D
arung247[at]gmail.com
Dr. Abhishek Chandra

Assistant Professor
Ph.D
abhishek_chandra[at]rediffmail.com
Dr. Umesh Chandra Sharma

Assistant Professor
Ph.D
uc_sharma[at]hotmail.com
Dr. Praveen Bhai Patel

Assistant Professor
Ph.D
pbhai29[at]gmail.com
Er. Arvid Sengar

Assistant Professor
B. Tech
singharvind153[at]gmail.com
Er. Vaibhav Saxena

Assistant Professor
M. Tech
vaibhav.saxena71[at]gmail.com


Laboratories

The Department has four well-equipped laboratories in order to enable the students to understand the practical aspects of the theoretical knowledge imparted to them in the classrooms. The four laboratories are: (1)Transport Processes Laboratory (2) Chemical Reaction Engineering Laboratory (3) Instrumentation and Process Control Laboratory (4)Process Simulation Laboratory


The Transport Processes Laboratory primarily consists of experiments in fluid mechanics, heat transfer and mass transfer. The laboratory has setups to perform experiments on fluid flow through pipes, valves, conduits, notches, orifice meter, venturimeter, measurement of viscosity by falling ball method, verification of Bernoulli’s theorem, performance of centrifugal pump, sedimentation, sieve-analysis of particle size etc. For study of heat and mass transfer, the laboratory is equipped with setups like double pipe heat exchanger, shell and tube heat exchanger, measurement of thermal conductivity apparatus, electrical analogue of two-dimensional heat transfer apparatus, liquid diffusivity measurement apparatus, natural convection set-up, heat transfer through agitated vessel apparatus, fractional distillation column, single effect evaporator, steam distillation setup, forced convection drier and soxhlet extractor etc .


The Reaction Engineering Laboratoryconsists of various reactors like the batch reactor, plug flow reactor, continuously stirred tank reactor, semi-batch reactor and setups to study the residence time distribution in a continuously stirred tank reactor and in a plug flow reactor.

The Instrumentation and Process Control LaboratoryLaboratory has several systems to study the closed loop feedback control of temperature, pressure, level and flow., using different type of controller modes like proportional, proportional-integral (PI) and proportional-integral-derivative (PID). To give an idea of automatic control used in today’s industry, each of the above setups are fully computer controlled. Experiments as well as simulations can be performed to study the responses interacting and non-interacting systems. A Pneumatic Control Valve Trainer apparatus is used to study the control action of pneumatic valve.

The Proceess Simulation Laboratory is equipped with 25 computer terminals having licensed CHEMCAD 7 software provided by Chemstations Inc. The students perform simulation studies by drawing virtual process flow diagrams. The simulation studies help strengthen theoretical understandings of Chemical Engineering curricula in a very fast and convenient way. Students take help of this facility during their plant design projects also


Course Curriculum


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