Department of Chemical Engineering
Important Laboratories of the Department
The department has well maintained Dedicated computer lab with 35 PCs, one Server all of them are having internet connectivity through LAN 24X7 high speed Internet connectivity. This lab also provides Wi-Fi networking to other systems PCs/ Laptops through installed routers. The Lab is available to the faculty members, research scholars and students. There is a dedicated high speed server, on which software like ASPEN PLUS, CHEMCAD, MATLAB, MATHEMATICA and DTREG are installed.
FLUID PARTICLE OPERATION LAB:
Various experimental facilities are available for the study of different fluid particle operations including size reduction techniques and conveying of the granular materials. This lab houses ball mill, jaw crusher, pulveriser, Wiley mill etc. which are used in studying their crushing efficiencies. Setups for plate and frame filter press, gravity thickening, sedimentation are also available for experimentation.
FLUID MECHANICS LAB:
Fluid Mechanics laboratory houses various equipment covering practical aspects of fluid flow phenomena and their properties. This lab provides hands on training on the following equipment: flow through straight circular tube, Bernoulli's apparatus, orifice & venturi meter, capillary flow viscometer, fluidized bed equipment and centrifugal pump etc. The lab also has some research set-ups such as flow through helical coil and flow through spiral coil.
HEAT TRANSFER LAB:
The Heat Transfer lab of the department provides practical training to the students on various heating and cooling systems of different configuration e.g. Cross flow, Parallel flow, counter flow heat exchangers and evaporative systems along with the basic understanding of the study of heat transfer phenomena in boiling, condensation and convection systems etc.
Mass Transfer Lab:
The Mass Transfer Lab of the department provides practical training to the UG students on various mass transfer equipment covering all the basic aspects of mass transfer phenomena. The Lab is equipped with the experimental setups for doing experiments on solid-liquid, liquid-liquid extraction, drying and distillation operations etc.
PROCESS CONTROL AND INSTRUMENTATION LAB:
Process Control and Instrumentation Laboratory provides the basic knowledge of instruments such as Level measuring, Temperature measuring, Flow measuring, Pressure measuring instruments etc. In this lab, the students also become familiar with the controller such as PID controller, Temperature Control System and Multi Process Control System which is widely used in the Chemical Industries.
REACTION ENGINEERING & THERMODYNAMICS LAB:
The Departmental reaction engineering lab provides practical training to the UG students on several basic reaction engineering equipment covering elementary aspects of reaction engineering. These include RTD studies in a single CSTR/ series of CSTRs / tubular reactor, kinetic studies for fluid solid reaction, kinetic studies for liquid phase reaction in a plug flow reactor/ batch reactor. Beside the above mentioned experiments, some are developed in house such as RTD studies in different packed beds and kinetic studies in a CSTR.
PROCESS DEVELOPMENT LAB:
Chemical process research and development is recognized as a key function during the commercialization of a new product particularly in the generic and contract manufacturing arms of the chemical, agrochemical, food industries and pharmaceutical industries. In this laboratory, the students become familiar with the following experiments such as Extraction of edible oil, Essential oil, Cement analysis, Milk adulteration, Dehydration of fruits & vegetables, Making of Bio- Diesel and Polymer resins etc.
HEAT TRANSFER RESEARCH LAB:
To facilitate the higher research work in the area of heat transfer, the department has a fully dedicated experimental facility of Thermo-siphon reboiler equipped with the SCADA system, and heating arrangement by steam. This lab has been quite helpful in completing several PhD and M.Tech. dissertations on the above mentioned subject. Apart from this, the lab also consists of inclined thermo-siphon facility, boiling heat transfer systems, and heat transfer on coiled geometries of various configuration.