Mains Examination Syllabus - Chemical Engineering
A. CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY (ORGANIC) :
Pulp and paper, sugar, fermentation product— industrial
alcohol, rectified spirit, beers, wines and liquors, Oils and fats processing
and hydrogenation, Soap and detergent, plastics polymerization, types and
methods, polythyline, polypropylene, polystyrene. Polyvinyl esters, pf, uf and
mf, synthetic fibersnyl, lyester, acrylic and cellulose.
Petroleum refining and petrochemical– refining of petroleum, cracking and
reforming, sources of raw materials and their preparation for petrochemicals
from natural gas and petroleum, fractions, conversion of raw materials to
olefins synthesis gas and BTX, separation processes of hydrocarbons for
B. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (THERMODYNAMICS) :
First and second laws of the thermodynamics— internal energy
enthalpy, absolute temperature entropy, work function and free energy.
Heat capacity and specific heat, reversible and irreversible processes, Ideal
and nonideal gases, equations of state, Heat effects accompanying phase change,
standard heats of formation, reaction and combustion, Physical equilibrium, Rule
equilibrium state, criteria of equilibria, fugacity, Gibbs— Duhem equation,
Chemical equilibriacriteria, equilibrium conversion,
C. CHEMICAL REACTION ENGINEERING :
Kinetic, classification of reaction, rate of reaction, effect
of temperature, energy of activation, order and modularity of reactions.
Batch reactors—integral and differential methods of analysis
of data for constant volume and variable volume batch reactors, Xero, first and
second order and catalytic reactions, reversible and irreversible reactions,
half life period, series and parallel reactions, Reactor design— principles,
mass and energy balances, design expressions for batch, tubular and constant
stirred tank reactors, multireactor system.
Catalystsproperties, selection and preparation of solid
catalysts, mechanism heterogenous catalysis.
D. MECHANICAL OPERATIONS :
Size reduction of solids — equipments, laws of communition,
Mechanical separation processed, Screening, Settling,
Floatation, Classification, Filtration, Sedimentation and thickening,
Electrostatic, Magnetic and Centrifugal Separations.
Mixing and agitation, fundamentals, equipments, power
Storage and conveying, mechanical and pneumatic conveyors
elevators, principles of storage of solids.
A. INSTRUMENTATION AND PROCESS CONTROL :
Elements and types of instruments statice and dynamic
characteristics, Time constant, Order of instruments, Response of instruments.
Instruments of measurement for temperature, pressure flow,
liquid level and composition analysis.
Process control—simple system analysis, block diagram
linearization, first and higher order systems, frequency response, distributed
parameter systems, dead time, feedback control serve and regulator control,
closed loop response optimization of control system response, stability test.
Simple instrumentation diagrams for process equipments.
B. MASS TRANSFER OPERATIONS :
Molecular diffusion —laws of diffusion, analogy between
momentum, heat and mass transfer.
Interphase mass, transfer mass, transfer coefficients,
gasliquid and liquid— equilibria.
Principles, equipments and design methods for various mass
transfer operation viz, gas absorption & stripping, liquid extraction, leaching,
distillation, crystallization, humidification & dehumidification.
C. HEAT TRANSFER OPERATIONS
Conductionsteady and unsteady state conduction one
Convection—film concept individual film coefficients, overall
heat transfer coefficients, heat transfer in boiling liquids, condensation.
Radiation— black body concept, Kirchoff’s Law, emissivity,
absorptivity, view factor.
Furnaces—classification, combustion, calculation.
Heat transfer equipments— double pipe and shell and tube heat
exchangers, coolers, condensers, evaporators—their construction, operation and