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To teach students fundamental knowledge of chemical engineering and application of this knowledge in the solving of material and energy balances of chemical processes.

The course will cover concepts ranging from basics such as units and dimensions, stiochiometry to the simultaneous application of material and energy balances with and without occurrence of chemical reaction.

Behaviour of ideal gases including the procedures for estimation of vapour pressure and heats of vaporization will be extensively covered.

Further humidity and saturation along with the use of humidity chart and steam tables will be covered in the course.

Phase and Chemical reaction equilibrium will be introduced.

As supplementary material degree of freedom analysis and the use of spreadsheet software (EXCEL) for process calculations will also be taught.

Contents:

Mathematical and Engineering Calculations, Units and Dimensions, Material Balance.

Solving Material Balance problems with and without Chemical Reaction.

Recycle, Bypass and Purge Calculations, Combustion, Ideal Gas Behaviour, Vapour Pressure, Cox Chart, Duhring Plot, Humidity and Saturation.

Energy Balances: Heat of Reaction, Heat of Combination, Heat of Formation, Heat of Vaporization, Enthalpy Changes, basics and phase and chemical reaction equilibrium, degree of freedom analysis, and use of spreadsheet software.

 

 

S.No

Topics

No. of Hours

1

Units and Dimensions, Conversion of Units (TB).

1

2

Material Balance (TB).

2

3

Material Balance without Chemical Reaction (TB).

3

4

Material Balance with Chemical Reaction (TB).

4

5

Recycle, Bypass and Purge Calculations (TB).

6

6

Combustion (TB).

3

7

Ideal Gas Behaviour (SN).

2

8

Vapour Pressure (SN).

1

9

Phase equilibrium (Raoult's Law) (SN).

1

10

Material balances for multiphase processes with equilibrium (SN).

1

11

Humidity and Saturation (SN).

4

12

Energy Balances: heat capacity, enthalpy (SN).

5

13

Heat of Formation, Heat of Combination, Heat of Reaction (SN).

5

14

Reaction equilibrium for single reactions (SN).

2

15*

Degree of Freedom Analysis (TB).

2

16*

Use of Excel Spreadsheets for Process Calculations (SN).

10

 

Total

40+12

* Topics for advanced learners


N.A.


  1. Richard M. Felder and Ronald W. Rousseau, Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, INC. (2000).

  2. David M. Himmelblau, Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering, Prentice Hall of India Private Limited.

  3. B. I. Bhatt and S. M. Vora, Stoichiometry, Fourth Edition, Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited (2004).


  1. Reklaitis, G.V. Introduction to Material and Energy balances, John Wiley, 1983.



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