INTRODUCTION

GENESIS OF THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Chemical Engineering impart knowledge on numerous areas of application-oriented technology in synthesis and processing of chemicals and materials. Chemical Engineers design and manufacture chemicals used in various fields, petroleum products, pharmaceutical products, household products etc.


Current courses offered by our department approved by UGC,

 

  • B.Tech - Chemical Engineering (FT)

  • B.Tech - Chemical Engineering (PT)

  • M.Tech - Chemical Engineering (FT)

  • M.Tech - Petrochemical & Petroleum Refining (FT)


Our syllabus is framed with efficient faculties, members from core industries, getting opinion from alumni working in different parts of the world. This will give update knowledge for the student and prepare them for the competitive market in chemical engineering.

Our department offers skill-based training programmes to the students with Rubber skill development council (RSDC), Industry- Institute Planning cell (IIPC), National Skill Training Institute (ATI) and PALS.

We have signed MOU with esteemed organisations for providing continuous training and development to our students. MOU’s with foreign universities are signed for Students Exchange programmes.

VISION

Generating knowledge and developing technology through quality research in frontier areas of Chemical and Interdisciplinary fields
 
MISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT
  • M1: To provide high quality education experience that will prepare graduates to assure leadership position within chemical and associated industries.
  • M2: To attain global recognition in research and train students for meeting the challenging needs of chemical industries and the society.
  • M3: Fostering industry-academic relationship for mutual benefits and growth.

QUALITY POLICY

We wish to foster a Chemical Engineering Program coupled with research strength to acquire innovation and next generation techniques

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES


PEOs reflect the career and professional accomplishments of graduates. The PEOs of the B.Tech Chemical Engineering course follows:

  • Pursue higher studies or be employed in Chemical Engineering or related disciplines.
  • Be a successful entrepreneur in creating jobs related to applied science and technology.
  • Promote ethics, sustainability and environmental responsibility in their practice.

PROGRAM SPECIFIC OUTCOMES

 

 

  • Graduates will apply knowledge in physics, chemistry and biology in the field of transfer processes for effective separation and purification of petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and health care products.
  • Graduates will automate and control processes by applying mathematics, process control, instrumentation, simulation and process modelling.
  • Graduates will design equipment for modern science applications.


PROGRAM OUTCOMES


PO1

Engineering Knowledge: Apply the Knowledge of mathematics, science, Chemical Engineering fundamentals, and a Chemical Engineering specialization to the solution of complex Chemical and allied Engineering problems.

PO2

Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex Chemical Engineering Problems and reaching, substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.

PO3

Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex Chemical Engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental consideration.

PO4

Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions

PO5

Modern tool usage: Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources and modern Chemical Engineering tools including prediction and modeling to complex Chemical activities with an understanding of the limitations.

PO6

The Engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to access societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional Engineering practice

PO7

Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional Engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate the knowledge of and need for sustainable development.

PO8

Ethics: Apply Chemical Engineering principles and commit to professional ethics and

responsibilities and norms of the Chemical Engineering practices.

PO9

Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual and as member or leader in diverse teams and in multidisciplinary settings

PO10

Communication: Communicate effectively on complex Chemical and Chemical activities with the engineering community and with society at large such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations and give and receive clear instructions.

PO11

Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Chemical Engineering principles and apply these to once own work as a member and leader in a team to manage projects and multidisciplinary environments

PO12

Life –long learning: Recognize the need for and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change


Courses


INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Department of Chemical Engineering has the following Laboratories.

 


Chemistry and Technical Analysis Lab   

  • Estimation of Copper in the given alloy.

  • Estimation of percentage purity of glucose.

  • Estimation of percentage purity of Phenol.

  • Pigment analysis- Estimation of total lead in red lead.

  • Estimation of Barium Sulphate in Lithopone.

  • Estimation of Available Chlorine in Bleaching powder.

  • Determination of percentage purity of Glycerol.

  • Training in incineration techniques and usage of Sintered Crucibles in gravimetric estimation.

  • Estimation of residual chlorine in the municipal water supply.

  • Estimation of total dissolved solids in given sample of water.

  • Estimation of Sulphate in given water sample.

  • Estimation of dissolved oxygen in the given sample of water.


Heat & Mass Transfer Operations Lab

  • Bubble Cap Distillation Column.

  • Simple Distillation.

  • Steam Distillation.

  • Packed Bed Distillation.

  • Vacuum Dryer.

  • Wetted Wall Column.

  • Adsorption Setup.

  • Leaching.

  • Rotary Disc Contactor.

  • Continuous Distillation.

  • total dissolved solids in given sample of water.

  • Estimation of Sulphate in given water sample.

  • Estimation of dissolved oxygen in the given sample of water.



Mechanical Operations Lab
  • Leaf Filter

  • Screen Analysis

  • Air Permeability

  • Decantation

  • Batch Sedimentation

  • Screen Effectiveness

  • Drop Weight Crusher

  • Ball Mill

  • Jaw Crusher

  • Elutriator

  • Roll Crusher

  • Vibrating Screen

  • Screen Effectiveness

  • Screen Analysis


Reaction Engineering Lab
  • EBatch Reactor I (Equimolar reactants).

  • Batch Reactor II ( Non Equimolar reactants).

  • Semi – batch Reactor I (Equimolar reactants).

  • Semi – batch Reactor II (Non- Equimolar reactants).

  • Mixed Flow Reactor.

  • Combined Reactor.

  • Plug flow Reactor.

  • Catalytic Reactor.

  • Adiabatic Reactor.

  • Packed Bed Reactor.

  • RTD Studies in Plug flow Reactor.

  • RTD Studies in Mixed flow Reactor.



RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

 

Research Work on the extraction, isolation and characterization of active ingredients from syzygium cumini seeds and their effect on lowering blood sugar level was successfully completed and based on that Doctorate degree was awarded to Mr. A. Kumar.
 
An innovative project on Comparative evaluation of percentage of anticancer antioxidants from various tea samples was successfully accomplished and the results were presented in the seminar held at IIT, Khargpur and at Pondicherry Engineering College.
 
Design of Mango Pulp thermal processing units for Mango pulp processing plant at Thirupathi.
 
Our Final year B.Tech students are carrying out projects as part of the curriculum, in leading Industrial Establishments on various socially relevant topics thus contributing to advancement in frontiers of Knowledge.
 
Research work on oxidative degradation of vegetable oils by thermolysis is in progress.


AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

An interdisciplinary course in safety in Chemical Industries was conducted in collaboration with Industry-Institute Participation Cell.
 
Two innovative projects submitted by Prof. S. V.Raman were selected for presentation by Confederation of Indian Industries.
 
Many of our students secured jobs in renowned Chemical Industries and public sector undertakings such as
 
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited
  • Reliance Industries Limited
  • Steel Authority of India Limited
  • Indian Aluminium company
  • Southern Petrochemicals Industries Limited
  • Infosys

ASSOCIATIONS & ACTIVITIES

 

Many of our students have been enrolled as student members in the leading Professional Society namely Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers; further many staff members of our Department are already enrolled as Life Members in the above association.
 
A guest lecture series was conducted in the last semester which includes three technical lectures titled,
 
  • Safety Management in process industries by Mr. M. Meganathan, Manager-EHS, M/S Momentive Performance Limited, Chennai.
  • Fruits and Fruit Processing Technologies by Dr. Rama Subramanian, Consultant- Fruit Processing, Chennai.
  • Introduction to Petroleum Industries by Mr. Kanimozhi, Senior Engineer, Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited, Manali.











PUBLICATIONS

 
International / National Journals
 
International / National Conference