Chemical Engineering

Laboratories
NAVIER’S PROCESS SIMULATION LABORATORY

Process simulation laboratory is a unique feature of our department which, with the state of the art process modelling and simulation facilities, contributes to teaching learning process to a remarkable extent. This facility was created for making the students to become familiar with the modern software tools and packages for the design, monitoring and control of chemical processes. The knowledge gained by studying this course would be useful for finding solution to industrial problems such as creating steady-state and dynamic models for plant design, performance monitoring, optimization and troubleshooting.

SOFTWARES AVAILABLE: Aspen ONE Engineering for Universities r5, HTRI-Xchanger Suite Educational 7, Process Simulator, ANSYS 12, MATLAB R2015b, and AutoCAD Student Version

REYNOLDS FLUID MECHANICS LABORATORY

Fluid Mechanics laboratory is important in the Chemical Engineering curriculum, since in any process industry, storage, handling and transportation of fluids play a vital role. Chemical Engineers are concerned with transportation of fluids (both liquids and gases) from one location to another through pipes or ducts. This activity requires determination of the pressure drop, friction factor through the system and consequently of the power required for pumping, selection of suitable type of pumping device and measurement of the flow rates.

Equipments in the lab: Venturimeter, Orificemeter , Rotameter, Pitot tube, V-Notch, Open drum, orifice, Straight pipes, Concentric pipes, Helical coil, Valves and pipe fittings, Packed bed column, Fluidized bed column, Centrifugal pump test rig, Reciprocating pump test rig, Fluidized bed heat transfer unit, and Air flow orificemeter.

TAYLOR MECHANICAL OPERATIONS LABORATORY

Mechanical Operations Laboratory involves handling and processing of particulate solids which form the major components of production processes in Chemical industries like Cement, Fertilizer, Paint and Pharmaceuticals, etc. The laboratory is well equipped with sophisticated units for size reduction and size separation operations.

Equipments in the lab: Smooth Roll Crusher, Blake Jaw Crusher, Ball Mill, Hammer Mill, Cyclone Separator, Plate and Frame Filter Press, Vacuum Leaf Filter, Air Elutriator, Beaker Decantation, Batch Sedimentation, Forth floatation, Electro Mechanical Sieve Shaker, Compressor, Pulveriser, Baum Jig, Air Elutriator, and Rotary drum vacuum filter.
NUSSELT HEAT TRANSFER LABORATORY

The lab provides practical knowledge on three basic modes of heat transfer and their applications in industrial heat transfer operations. Experiments help the students to gain practical experience on various heating/cooling mechanisms to understand the principles of thermo-fluid/solid sciences. The lab also extends facilities for conducting UG, PG and Ph. D research projects.

Equipments in the lab: Double pipe heat exchanger, Shell and tube heat exchanger, Vertical condenser, Horizontal condenser , Heat transfer in agitated vessel , Transient heat conduction (constant Q & T), Heat transfer in plain and Finned tube, Plate and Spiral type Heat Exchanger, Stefan Boltzmann apparatus, Heat Transfer in Natural Convection, Heat Transfer through forced convection, Heat Transfer through Packed bed , Revomax Boiler, Single Effect Evaporator, Thermal Conductivity, Emissivity Apparatus, Composite wall, and Pool boiling Apparatus.

FICKS MASS TRANSFER LABORATORY

The lab facilitates the students to understand the fundamental concepts of interphase Mass Transfer. Experimental studies equip the students with the necessary input for the design/operation of complex equipment for mass transfer operations like absorption, distillation, crystallization, extraction etc. The lab also extends facilities for conducting UG, PG and Ph. D research projects.

Equipments in the lab: Tray Drier, VLE Set up, Steam distillation unit, Simple distillation unit, Diffusivity Apparatus, Surface Evaporation set up, Wetted Wall Column, Absorption Column, Vacuum Dryer, Sieve plate distillation column, Rotating disc contactor, Packed column extractor, Packed column distillation.

M M SHARMA CHEMICAL REACTION ENGINEERING LABORATORY

The lab aims to provide necessary practical knowledge on technical inputs like rate of reactions under different thermodynamic and reactor conditions necessary for the optimum design of a reactor. Experiments related to chemical kinetics and operation of batch and continuous reactors are conducted in the lab. The lab also extends facilities for conducting UG, PG and Ph. D research projects.

Equipments in the lab: Tubular reactor, Batch reactor, RTD study pulse, Plug flow reactor, Continuous stirrer tank reactor, Mixed flow reactor in series, Bubble Column reactor, Combined Reactor – plug flow and mixed flow, Bio chemical reactor, Peristaltic Pump, Auto Clave, Constant Temperature water bath with shaker, Brookfield Rheometer (Viscometer), Conductivity controller, Fluidized – bed, Fluid solid catalytic reactor, Non – Fluid solid catalytic reactor, Jet Mixer.

G H COHEN & G A COON’S PROCESS DYNAMICS AND CONTROL LABORATORY

Process Dynamics and Control Laboratory has been established to illustrate the function of basic controller modes (ON/OFF, P, PI, and PID) and working principle of various control valves, etc. The lab extends facilities for carrying out hands on practice on Control System Simulation using MATLAB Simulink. The lab also extends facilities for conducting UG, PG and Ph. D research projects.

Equipments in the lab: Two tank Interacting System & Non interacting system, Single tank system, Pressure control trainer, Level control trainer, Flow control trainer, Temperature control trainer, Feed-forward controller, Control value characteristic

VENKATA RAMAN APPLIED CHEMISTRY LABORATORY

The Lab is facilitated with instruments to provide the practical knowledge on Inorganic, Organic, and Physical Chemistry. Educate students to design and create environmentally benign chemical processes as well as to inculcate the practice of green technologies to develop sustainable Chemical Systems. This laboratory is associated with research components to help student and research scholars to address critical issues pertaining to environmental sustainability.

Instruments in the Laboratory:  

Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, UV- Vis Spectrophotometer (Single Beam & Double Beam),Micro Calorimeter, Flame photometer, ABBE Refractometer, Electrical Centrifuge, Electron Microscope, BOD Incubator, Hot Air Oven, and Muffle Furnace, etc.