JAWAHARLAL NEHRU TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
I Year B.Tech. Ch.E T P C
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INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
(Qualitative Treatment Only)
Introduction, Unit operations, basic laws, units and dimensions,
Energy, equivalent mass, solutions, humidity and saturation. Material balance, energy balance
Flow of fluids: Introduction, nature of fluid, viscosity, velocity profile, flow field, types of fluid motion, laminar
and turbulent flow, flow of a fluid past a solid surface, Reciprocating, rotary, and centrifugal pumps
Heat transfer: Conduction, convection (omit correlations for calculation of heat transfer coefficients, heat
transfer with change in phase) and radiation. Flow arrangement in heat exchangers, variation of fluid
temperatures in heat exchangers, heat transfer equipment (double pipe & Shell and tube heat exchanger),
evaporation, long tube vertical type and forced circulation type evaporators, multiple effect evaporation,
methods of feeding
Mass transfer: Diffusion, mass transfer operation, absorption, Vapour-Liquid Equilibrium, Relative Volatility,
Boiling point diagram.
Distillation, reflux, Equipment for gas-liquid operations, selection of equipment for gas-liquid operations,
Liquid-liquid extraction, extraction schemes, distribution coefficient, triangular diagram, selection of disperse
phase, classification of industrial liquid-liquid contactors, industrial liquid-liquid contactors. Selection of liquidliquid
Introduction of humidification and dehumidification - equipments, introduction of drying, equipment for
drying, Introduction to crystallization, classification of crystallization equipment, crystallization equipment,
adsorption, adsorption equipment. Types of reactions and reactors.
1. Introduction to chemical engineering by S. K. Ghosal, S. K. Sanyal and S. Dutta, TMH publications, 1993.
1. Unit operations in chemical engineering by W.L. McCabe and J.C. Smith and Peter Harriott, Mc Graw Hill
5th ed. 1993.
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