EN8302-BASICS OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING Syllabus 2017 Regulation


EN8302-BASICS OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING Syllabus 2017 Regulation

EN8302-            BASICS OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING Syllabus 2017 Regulation

EN8302                            BASICS OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING                      L T P C
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  • To prepare the students to solve material and energy balances, kinetics and chemical transformations on environmental process.

UNIT I INTRODUCTION                                                   9

System of Units – Chemical process data representation and analysis – Mass-Volume- Flow rate- Chemical composition- Gas law –Vapour Pressure and Temperature – Material balance in reactor system and processes – Application to single phase and multiphase systems-Energy balance – Forms and laws of thermodynamics – Energy balance in closed, open system and nonreactive, reactive processes.


Mass transfer and diffusion- Diffusion in gases, liquids, solids, biological solutions, gels – Mass transfer coefficient calculation – Diffusion of gases in porous solids and capillaries. Heat transfer – Mechanism –Conduction-Radiation heat transfer-Heat transfer in non-Newtonian fluids – Specific heat transfer co-efficient-Momentum transfer – Flow measurements –Pumps and gas moving equipment’s and requirements- Agitation and mixing of fluids – Boundary layer flow and turbulence – Dimensional analysis.

UNIT III CHEMICAL KINETICS AND TRANSFORMATIONS                                                      9

Chemical reactions and equilibrium – Rate expression in reversible reactions- Effect of temperature on chemical reactions – Activation energy- Reaction of chemical species in the excited states – Application to photochemical and advanced oxidation processes – Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis – Catalysis by transition metals and complexes – Enzyme catalysis- Adsorption and surface reactions – Reactions in electrode surface- – Electro chemical kinetics.

UNIT IV BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING                         9

Cell growth in batch and continuous system -Growth kinetics , Biomass and product yields –Material balance in a chemostat and fed batch culture – Enzyme reaction kinetics- Mechanism of single enzyme with dual substrate – Substrate and product inhibitions analysis – Non-competitive inhibition rate model – Reaction mechanism with competitive inhibition- Mixing and measurement of gases – aeriation , agitation and mixing phenomena –Types of agitator – Dissolved oxygen – Oxygen transfer rate – Respiration quotients- Effect of agitation on dissolved oxygen – Air sparer- Biofilms –Biofilm kinetics .

UNIT V ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESSES AND REACTORS                                                                      9

Batch and Continuous reactors –CSTR, Plug flow tubular reactor and fluidized bed reactor – comparison between batch, CSTR, PFTR- Semi-batch reactors- Autocatalytic reactors –-
Membrane reactors- Trickling bed reactors – Air lift pressure cycle bioreactor – Loop bioreactor- Types of separation process and methods – Gas-liquid separation- vapour separation-Liquid-liquid and fluid-solid separation- Membrane separation – Mechanical-Physical separation- Evaporation and Drying process.

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  • Will have a basic understanding of thermodynamics and basic chemical engineering.
  • Basic ability to gain knowledge on heat and mass transfer.
  • An understanding on the chemical reactions and Advanced oxidation processes.
  • an insight in to the various biochemical processes.
  • Will get a basic knowledge of reactor’s model and its applications.


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4. McCabe, W. and Smith J.C, Unit Operations in Chemical Engineering, McGraw Hill, 2014.


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4. GeabKoplis, C.J., Transport Processes and Separation Process Principles, Prentice Hall 2003.
5. Cussler, E.L, “Diffusion: Mass Transfer In Fluid Systems, “Cambridge University press, 1994


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