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

Associate Professor
Ph.D
vksachan.chemical[at]gmail.com
Dr. Pradeep Kumar

Assistant Professor
Ph.D
sonupradeep75[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
Er. Umesh Chandra Sharma

Assistant Professor
M. Tech
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
Dr. Dharmendra Pandey

Assistant Professor
Ph.D
dpandey.iitk[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: Transport Processes and Unit Operations Laboratory – I, Transport Processes and Unit Operations Laboratory – II, Reaction Engineering Laboratory and Instrumentation and Process Control Laboratory.


The Transport Processes and Unit Operations Laboratory – I primarily consists of experiments in Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations. The laboratory has setups to perform experiments on fluid flow through pipes, valves, conduits, notches, orificemeter, venturimeter, measurement of viscosity, verification of Bernoulli’s theorem, measurement of pressure drop through packed beds, performance of centrifugal pumps, sedimentation experiment, plate and frame filter press, sieve analysis etc.


The Transport Processes and Unit Operations Laboratory – II comprises of experiments on 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, two-dimensional heat transfer apparatus, absorption column, diffusivity measurement apparatus, natural convection measurement apparatus, heat transfer through agitated vessel apparatus, fractional distillation column, single effect evaporator, steam distillation setup etc.


The Reaction Engineering Laboratory consists 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 a Plug Flow Reactor. Students carry out kinetic studies using the different reactors to better understand the working principle, the advantages and disadvantages of each.

The Instrumentation and Process Control Laboratory has several systems to study the control of temperature, pressure, level, flow etc., using different type of controllers like on-off, proportional, proportional-integral, proportional-differential and proportional-integral-differential. There is a Process Control Simulator setup to study the nature of first order and second order systems, their responses, transfer functions, open loop and closed loop systems etc. A Pneumatic Control Valve Trainer apparatus is there to study the control action of pneumatic valve. Other apparatus include setup to study interacting and non-interacting systems. Keeping in mind the automation and computerization in today’s industry, each of the above setups are attached to computers and control is done through them.


Course Curriculum


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