Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : CH2176 : Unit Operation Laboratory -I {0-0-2 / 1}
Subject Nature : Practical
Coordinator : Dr. Biswajit Saha


The course is to provide practical experience in a number of important chemical/pharmaceutical engineering unit operations ensuring a thorough understanding of the principles of unit operation and the appropriate theory. The course includes experiment design and development, experimental execution, data analysis, skills development in oral presentation, technical report writing, and team-building. The experiments are designed to illustrate the principles of transport theory, fluid and particle mechanics, separation processes, heat transfer, process dynamics and control, and kinetics and reactor design (for pharmaceutical engineering students, principles of pharmaceutical engineering and pharmaceutical unit operations). The experimental skills developed from this course will be applied to the 4th-year research project. Lectures cover laboratory safety, report writing and introductory error analysis.

Course Objectives

  1. I. Describe unit operation concepts
    II. Solve elementary chemical mass/energy balance
    III. Use the interpretation of analytical data in the application of distillation and fluid
    flow principles.

Course Outcomes

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

1 Demonstrate skills in safe operation of laboratory equipment
2 Analyze experimental data and observed phenomena
3 Communicate experimental findings through formal written reports in high quality, and communicate with other team members
4 Further understand the engineering principles of each unit operation and
5 Work as part of a team in a mature and professional manner.

Essential Reading

  1. W. McCabe, J. Smith, Peter Harriott, Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering, McGraw-Hill, Inc. , 1993
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