Department of Chemical Sciences

Courses

CHM101: Physical Chemistry I

This courses provides preliminary learning into the industrial chemical processes. Commercial process, problems of scale and cost, process flow sheet and Stoichiometry, handling of fluids; conservation laws and dimensional analysis applied to a moving fluid. Process heat transfer, mechanisms of heat transfer, and coefficients in batch and continuous processes. Use of mean temperature difference. Change of phase correlation of heat transfer data. Distillation differential, bath fractional and continuous distillation, number of stages; effects of operating variables.

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CHM197: Practical Chemistry I

Laboratory experiments which are designed to reflect topics taught in CHE 101. The experiments include data presentation, data analysis, acid-base titrations, functional group analysis, cation and anion Identification etc.

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CHM214: Introduction to Green Chemistry

Introduction to Green Chemistry, The 12 Principles of Green Chemistry, Toxicology and Green Chemistry, Environmental Issues, Climate and Green Chemistry, Plastics and Green Chemistry, Energy and Green Chemistry and Chemicals Policy and Education in Green Chemistry.

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CHM205: Analytical Chemistry

Theory of errors, statistical treatment of data. Theory of sampling chemical methods of analysis including colorimetry, gravimetric and physico-chemical methods. Titrimetric Analysis. Optical method of analysis, separation methods. Conductometric methods, electrolytic methods. Analysis of materials.

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ICH205: Industrial Chemical Processes I

This courses provides preliminary learning into the industrial chemical processes. Commercial process, problems of scale and cost, process flow sheet and Stoichiometry, handling of fluids; conservation laws and dimensional analysis applied to a moving fluid. Process heat transfer, mechanisms of heat transfer, and coefficients in batch and continuous processes. Use of mean temperature difference. Change of phase correlation of heat transfer data. Distillation differential, bath fractional and continuous distillation, number of stages; effects of operating variables.

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ICH301: Industrial Chemical Processes I

Quality, quality control, quality assurance, highlight of quality assurance department; importance of quality, measurement of quality; true performance measure and substitute performance measure; targets, tolerances and specifications; standards body and factory inspection; product and system certification. Statistical process control; brief history and basics, approach to process control, measure of centyral tendency, control charts. Educational tour- to be embarked on by students.

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ICH315: Heavy Inorganic Chemicals

This courses provides learning into the industrial chemical processes. Chemistry of metals: occurrence, extraction, general properties and uses of some metals. Nitrogen-based manufacturing industries. Sulphur dioxide production and the sulphuric industry. The phosphorous and related industries. Glass, cement and asbestos industries.

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  • Units: 3
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ICH317: Water Treatment and Analysis

Sources of natural water and standard specifications for quality of water for different applications; Physical, chemical and biological characteristics of water and wastewater; Chemical processes for water treatment; Domestic wastewater treatment; Methods of water treatment; Sludge: treatment and disposal; Water chemistry and analysis: pH, acidity and alkalinity, dissolved oxygen and oxygen demand, total organic carbon, metals, dissolved salts, trace organics, PAHs; Radioactivity and radionuclides in water; Water survey and sampling.

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ICH405: Process Chemistry

Process Design: material balances-general, unsteady state, with reactions, recycles and purge streams. Energy Balances-general, energy balance equation. Process heat transfer, mechanisms of heat transfer coefficients in batch and continuous processes. Use of mean temperature difference. Change of phase correlation of heat transfer data. Distillation: differential, batch fractional and continuous fractional distillation, number of stages, effects of operating variables. Mass Transfer Processes: Single phase and interphase, mass transfer, drying as heat-mass transfer process.

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CHM424: Research Project

Research into a topic of chemical interest. The research work will be carried out over the whole session. Report of the study written in form of a scientific paper is to be presented at a seminar and submitted for assessment.

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