Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : CH3217 : Chemical Process Technology {3-0-0 / 3}
Subject Nature : Theory
Coordinator : Prof. Arvind Kumar


Introduction of CPT with reference to Indian resources, industries, trade and export potential, small scale industries and rural development. Preparation of process flow diagrams, Instrumentation diagrams and Process symbols. Introduction to the following industries lying emphasis on process flow sheet, material requirements, process conditions, material of construction and design aspects. Chlor-Alkali Industries: Manufacture of Soda ash, Caustic soda and Chlorine. Acids Manufacture of Sulphuric acid, Hydrochloric acid and Nitric acid. Electro thermal Industries: Manufacture of Silicon Carbide and Calcium Carbide. Extraction and Refining of edible oil, Fat splitting and Hydrogenation of oil. Soaps and Detergents, recovery of Glycerin.Production of Pulp, Paper and Rayon. Fermentation Industries: Manufacture of Industrial alcohol, Absolute alcohol and allied products. Manufacture of Sugar, Starch and its derivatives. Coal based Chemical Industries.

Course Objectives

  1. This course provides the fundamentals to construct the flow diagram for any manufacturing process. It familiarizes the students with basic features of a flow chart.
  2. This course also provide information about the engineering challenges associated with process unit/s.

Course Outcomes

It enables the graduate engineers to find quality employment in a wide variety of industries, nationally and internationally. It is designed with industry participation to meet the needs of the chemical and petroleum industry that include daily operations such as material handling, product storage, transport and handling, process control and helps to configure a process flow chart.

Essential Reading

  1. C.E. Dryden (Edited & revised by M. G. Rao and M Sitting), Dryden's Outlines of Chemical Technology for the 21st Century, Affilated East-West Press Pvt Ltd. , 2006
  2. G.T. Austin, Shreve’s Chemical Process Industries,, McGraw Hill Book Co. , 5th edition, 1984

Supplementary Reading

  1. S.D. Shukla & G.N. Pandey, A Text Book of Chemical Technology,, Sangam Books, , 2000.
  2. W.V. Mark edited by S.C. Bhatia, Chemical Process Industries Vol. I & Vol. II, CBS Publisher and Distributor , 2nd edition, 2007.