Chemical Engineering semester 5 syllabus

Chemical Engineering semester 5 syllabus  – The syllabus for Chemical engineering in semester five of Mumbai university bachelors degree course has business communication that is basically English grammar. It is extremely easy to pass,but the other subject like chemical technology ,chemical engineering thermodynamics and heat transfer operations are the core subject of this semester.

Chemical Engineering semester 5 syllabus 


CHC501 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics – II 

1 Reaction Thermodynamics:
Calculation of heat of reaction for batch reactors, Calculation of heat
of reaction for continuous reactors.
2 Fundamentals of Phase Equilibria:
Concept of equilibrium in phases, The theory of ideal and non ideal
solutions, Thermodynamic equations of Vapor Liquid Equilibrium
for ideal and non ideal solutions, Liquid Liquid and Solid Liquid
3 Reaction Equilibria:
Representation of reaction stoichiometry, Concept of reaction equilibria,
single and multiple reactions, Degrees of freedom for single and
multiple reactions.
4 Refrigeration:
Theory of refrigeration, Vapor Absorption Refrigeration, Vapor Absorption
Refrigeration, Estimation of refrigerant flow rate and power
of compression.
5 Methods for estimation of Thermodynamics properties:
Estimation methods for critical parameters, Estimation method for
Mixture Enthalpy and Entropy.
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1. Stanley I. Sandler, Chemical, Biochemical, and Engineering Thermodynamics, 4 ed., Wiley Student
2. M.J. Moran, H.N. Shapiro, Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics, 6 ed., Wiley Student
3. Peter Atkins, Physical Chemistry, 9 ed., Oxford University Press.
Note for the teacher/instructors: The teachers should encourage the student to use computer for
solving problems. It would be worth mentioning that Microsoft Excel suffices for solving most of the
problems in the syllabus. A total of twelve assignments and tutorials together should be given to the
students at regular intervals. Students should be encouraged to submit assignment using word processor
and as far as possible they should be allowed to submit it online in some form. As far as possible it
should be multiple choice questions for problem based in mid term tests.
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Course Code Course Name Credits

CHC502 Mass Transfer Operations – I (MTO-I) 

Detail syllabus
Module Contents No. of hrs
1 Molecular Diffusion in Gases and Liquid:
Basics of Molecular Diffusion, Fick’s First Law of Molecular Diffusion,
Various fluxes and relations between them, Molecular Diffusion in
binary gas mixtures – Steady state diffusion of one component in
non-diffusing second component, Equimolal counter diffusion of two
components. Molecular Diffusion in binary liquid solutions – Steady
state diffusion of one component in non-diffusing second component,
Steady State Equimolal counter diffusion of two components.
Diffusivity of gases. Theoretical and experimental determination of
diffusivities, Diffusivities of liquids – Theoretical Determination.
Diffusion in Solids: Ficks law of diffusion in solids, Types of Solid
Diffusion, Diffusion through Polymers, Diffusion through Crystalline
Solids, Diffusion in Porous Solids
2 Mass Transfer Coefficients:
Definition of Mass Transfer Coefficient, F-Type and K-Type Mass
Transfer Coefficients and relations between them, Mass Transfer Coefficients
in Laminar and Turbulent Flow. Heat, Mass and Momentum
Transfer Analogies and dimensionless numbers, Interphase Mass
Transfer – Individual and Overall Mass Transfer Coefficients and relation
between them.
Methods of contacting two insoluble phases – Continuous Contact,
Stage-wise Contact.
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Module Contents No. of hrs
3 Equipments for Gas-Liquid Contacting:
Classification of equipments for gas-liquid contacting
? Gas dispersed and liquid continuous phase – Sparged Vessels
(Bubble Columns), Mechanically Agitated Vessels, Tray Towers.
? Liquid dispersed phase and gas continuous phase – Venturi
Scrubbers, Wetted Wall Towers, Spray Towers and Spray
Chambers, Packed Towers.
Comparison of Packed Towers with Tray Towers.
4 Gas Absorption:
Solubility of gases in liquids, Effect of temperature and pressure
on solubility, Ideal and Non-ideal solutions, Choice of solvent for
gas absorption, Single component gas absorption – Cross Current,
Co-current, Countercurrent, Multistage Counter current Operation.
Absorption with Chemical Reactions.
5 Drying:
Introduction to drying, Equilibrium, Different types of moisture contents,
Rate of Drying and drying curve, Batch Drying and calculation
of time of drying, Continuous
6 Humidification and Dehumidification:
Introduction, Vapour Pressure Curve, Properties of Vapour-Gas mixtures
[Understanding various terms], Theory of wet bulb temperature,
Adiabatic Saturation Curves,Humidity Charts, Adiabatic operation
: (Air water systems) water coolers, cooling towers
1. Treybal R.E. , Mass transfer operation, 3 Ed., McGraw Hill New York, 1980.
2. McCabe W.L. and Smith J.C., Unit operation in chemical engineering, 5 Ed., McGraw Hill New
York 1993.
3. Geankoplis C.J., Transport processed and unit operations, Prentice Hall , New Delhi 1997.
4. Coulson J.M. Richardson J.F., Backhurst J.R. and Harker J.H., Coulson and Richardson chemical
engineering, vol 1 & 2, Butterworth Heinman, New Delhi, 2000.
5. R.K.Sinnot (Ed) Coulson and Richardson chemical engineering, vol 6, Butterworth Heinman, New
Delhi, 2000.
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CHC503 Heat Transfer Operations – I (HTO-I) 

Laws of thermodynamics, Units and dimensions, Fluid flow principles, Solution techniques of ordinary
and partial differential equations.
Course Objectives
? Students should be able to calculate rate of heat transfer by all three modes of heat transfer.
? Understand the basic principles involved in mechanism and calculation of heat transfer rates.
? Able to deal with most common types of unsteady state operations of heat transfer.
? Should become familiar with equipments, used for heat transfer in industry.
Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course the learners will be acquainted to process design concept of heat transfer
equipments and prepared for heat transfer equipment design study.
Detail syllabus
Module Contents No. of hrs
1 Introduction: fundamentals of heat transfer, basic modes of heat
transfer. Concept of driving force and heat transfer coefficients, rate
expressions for three modes i. e. conduction, convection, radiation
2 Steady state conduction: Fourier’s Law, thermal conductivity,
conduction through a flat slab, composite slab, conduction through
a cylinder, composite cylinder, conduction through sphere,
composite sphere. Critical radius of insulation. Concept of thermal
resistance, fouling factors, Wilson plot, calculation of overall heat
transfer coefficients.
3 Unsteady state conduction: Lumped Parameter Analysis
-systems with negligible internal resistance. Biot number, Fourier
number, Heating a body under conditions of negligible surface
resistance,, heating a body with finite surface and internal
resistance, heat transfer to a semi-infinite wall.
4 Heat transfer by convection: Fundamental considerations in
convective heat transfer, significant parameters in convective heat
transfer such as momentum diffusivity, thermal diffusivity, Prandtl
number, Nusselt number, dimensional analysis of convective heat
transfer-Natural and Forced convection, convective heat transfer
correlations for internal and external flows, equivalent diameter for
heat transfer, estimation of wall temperature, correlations for heat
transfer by natural convection from hot surfaces of different
geometries and inclination.
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Module Contents No. of hrs
5 Heat transfer in condensation and boiling: Introduction,
types of condensation, Nusselt’s theory of condensation, correlations
for vertical and horizontal tube, plate, for stack of tubes etc. Heat
transfer to boiling liquids, regimes of pool boiling of saturated
liquid, correlations for estimating the boiling heat transfer
6 Steam: Properties of steam. Steam generation by utilizing process
waste heat, efficient use of steam in plant.
7 Heat transfer through extended surfaces: longitudinal,
transverse and radial fins, calculations with different boundary
conditions, efficiency and effectiveness of fin, calculation of rate of
heat transfer.
8 Heat Exchangers: Classification and types of heat exchangers,
Double pipe heat exchanger, calculation of LMTD, effectiveness
NTU method. Introduction to Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger.
heat transfer in agitated vessel
9 Radiation heat transfer: Emissivity, absorptivity, black body,
grey body, opaque body, Stephan Boltzmann law, Kirchoff’s law.
Equations for rate of heat transfer by radiation for various cases.
Basic unsteady state radiation heat transfer.
1. D. Q. Kern, Process Heat Transfer, McGraw Hill, 1997.
2. Incropera Frank P., Dewitt David P., Bergman T. L., Lavine A. S., Seetharamu K. N., Seetharam
T. R., Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer, Wiley, 2014.
3. Holman, J. P., Heat Transfer, 9 ed., McGraw Hill, 2008.
4. R. K. Sinnott, Coulson & Richordsons Chemical Engineering Design, Vol. 6, Elsevier ButterworthHeinemann.
5. J. M. Coulson and J. F. Richardson with J. R. Backhurst and J. H. Harker, Coulson & Richordsons
Chemical Engineering Design, Vol. 1 & 2, Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 1996.
6. W. D. Seider, J. D. Seader, D. R. Lewin, Product & Process Design Principles Synthesis, Analysis
and Evaluation, John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
7. Robert W. Serth, Process Heat Transfer: Principles and Applications, Elsevier Science & Technology
8. John H. Lienhard IV, John H. Lienhard V, A Heat Transfer Textbook, Phlogiston Press.
9. McCabe W.L., Smith J.C., Harriot P., Unit Oerations of Chemical Engineering, 5th ed., McGraw
Hill, 1993

CHC504 Chemical Reaction Engineering – I (CRE-I) 

1 Introduction and reaction kinetics of homogeneous systems:
Various types of reactions: Reversible Vs irreversible reactions. Homogeneous
Vs heterogeneous reactions. Catalytic Vs non-catalytic
reactions. Single vs multiple reactions. Auto catalytic reactions,
Rate of reaction, Rate constants, Order/ molecularity. Formulation
and solution of rate equations for batch reactors for simple and complex
reactions. Effect of thermodynamic equilibrium. Temperature
dependency-Various Theories. Reaction mechanism and it influence
on kinetics, search for plausible mechanism via reaction kinetics
2 Methods of analysis of experimental data:
For Constant volume & variable volume batch reactor – Integral
method of analysis of experimental data, Differential method of analysis.
Concept of half-life /fractional life. Over all order of irreversible
reactions (initial rate method). Empirical rate equation for nth order
reactions. Analysis of complete rate of reactions. Partial analysis
of rate of reaction. Reversible and irreversible reactions in parallel
Reversible and irreversible reaction in series. Homogeneous catalysed
reactions. Auto Catalytic reactions. Shifting order reactions
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Module Contents No. of hrs
3 Design of reactor:
Ideal batch reactor and concept of batch time. Flow reactor and
concept of space time / space velocity and holding time / residence
time. Ideal mixed flow reactor (MFR) and plug flow reactor (PFR).
Design for single reactions: Single reactor performance of reversible
and irreversible first order, pseudo first order, second order reactions
for MFR, PFR. Graphical and analytical techniques.
Combination of reactors PFR in series / parallel, unequal size MFR
in series, performance of the above for the first order and second
order reactions. Recycle reactor and auto catalytic reactor. Semi
batch reactor and recycle reactor.
Design for complex reactions: Irreversible and Reversible reactions
in series and parallel with same or different order in various combinations.
4 Heat and pressure effects:
Heat of reaction and its variation with temperature. Variation of
equilibrium constant and equilibrium conversion with temperature.
Effect of temperature on reactor performance for adiabatic and non
adiabatic operations. Case of exothermic reactions in mixed reactor.
Optimum temperature progression. Multiple reactions- effect on
product distribution. Temperature and scale effect on productivity of
reactor. Various problems based on design of non-isothermal reactor
are to be solved by using various numerical methods.
1. Levenspiel, O.,Chemical Reaction Engineering, 3 ed., John Wiley & Co.
2. Smith J.M., Chemical Engineering Kinetics, McGraw Hill.
3. Laidler, K.J., Chemical Kinetics, Tata McGraw Hill, 1997.
4. Hill C.G., Chemical Reaction Engineering.
5. Walas, Reaction Kinetics for Chemical Engineers, McGraw Hill.
6. Sharma M.M & L.K Doraiswamy, Heterogeneous Reactions, Vol 1
7. Fogler, H.S., Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, 4 ed.,PHI, 2008.
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CHC505 Chemical Technology 

1 Introduction: Unit Operations and Processes Concept Used in Chemical
Industries. General principles applied in studying an industry,
phases of development of chemical industries in India. An
overview on industries such as: vegetable oils & animal fats, natural
waxes / resins, essential oils & Flavour ingredients Industry,
Food & Agro-Products An overview of other industrially important
products: Paints, Varnishes & lacquers, Soaps & Detergents, Dyes &
Intermediates, Agrochemicals, Pharmaceuticals: Penicillin.
2 Manufacturing of Acids: Sulphuric Acid (DCDA Process), Nitric
Acid, Acetic Acid & Phosphoric Acid (WET Process), Manufacturing
of Fertilizers: Ammonia, Urea, Superphosphate (SSP, TSP) &
Ammonium Sulphate
3 Sugar, starch & alcohol industries. Introduction to biodiesel processing.
Chloro-Alkali Industries: Manufacturing of Caustic Soda,
Hydrochloric Acid and Hydrogen, Soda Ash (Solvay and Dual Process).
4 Synthesis of Important Heavy Organic Chemicals and Intermediates
: Styrene , Phenol, Purified Terephthalic acid.
5 Synthesis of Polymers: Polyethylene: LDPE, LLDPE and HDPE;
Polyster Fibre, Nylon and PVC.
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Module Contents No. of hrs
6 Basic Building Blocks of Petrochemical Industry: Treatment of Crude
oils and the products there from; refining vs. cracking; manufacture
of Acetylene, Ethylene, Benzene Toluene, Xylene.
1. Austin, G. T., Shreve’s Chemical Process Industries, 5 Ed., McGraw Hill International Edition.
2. Pandey, G. N., A text book of Chemical Technology, Vol. I and II., Vikas Publications, 1984
3. Rao, G. N. and Sittig, M. Drydens outlines of Chemical Technology for 21st Century, East West
Press, 3rd edition
4. Heaton, C. A., An introduction to industrial chemistry, Leonard Hill, 1984
5. Thomson, R., Moden inorganic chemicals industries, Royal Society of chemistry, 2nd ed., 1994
6. Kirk-Other’s, Encyclopedia of chemical technology, John Wiley and sons Inc., 4th ed. 1990
7. Ullmanns Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, VCH, 1985
8. McKettas Encyclopedia of chemical processing and design, Marcel Dekker, 1999
9. Pletcher, D. and Walsh, F. C., Industrial Electro-chemistry, Chapman & Hall, 1990
10. Alok Adholeya and Pradeepkumar Dadhich, Production and Technology of Biodiesel: seeding a
change, TERI Publication, New Delhi, 2008
11. NIIR Board of consultants and Engineers, The complete book on Jatropha (Biodiesel) with ashwagandha,
stevia, brahmi and Jatamansi Herbs (cultivation, processing and uses), Asia Pacific
Business Press Inc.

CHC506 Business Communication & Ethics 

Course Outcomes
A learner will be able to
? Communicate effectively in both verbal and written form and demonstrate knowledge of professional
and ethical responsibilities,
? participate and succeed in Campus placements and competitive examinations like GATE, CET,
? possess entrepreneurial approach and ability for life-long learning,
? have education necessary for understanding the impact of engineering solutions on Society and
demonstrate awareness of contemporary issues.
Detail syllabus
Module Contents No. of hrs
1 Report Writing: Objectives of report writing Language and Style in
a report Types of reports Formats of reports: Memo, letter, project
and survey based
2 Technical Proposals Objective of technical proposals Parts of proposal
3 Introduction to Interpersonal Skills Emotional Intelligence Leadership
Team Buliding Assertiveness Conflict Resolution Negotiation
Skills Motivation Time Management
4 Meetings and Documentation Strategies for conducting effective
meetings Notice Agenda Minutes of the meeting
5 Introduction to Corporate Ethics and etiquettes Business Meeting
etiquettes, Interview etiquettes, Professional and work etiquettes, Social
skills Greetings and Art of Conversation Dressing and Grooming
Dinning etiquette Ethical codes of conduct in business and corporate
activities (Personal ethics, conflicting values, choosing a moral
response, the process of making ethical decisions)
6 Employment Skills Cover letter Resume Group Discussion Presentation
Skills Interview Skills
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1. Fred Luthans, Organizational Behavior , Mc Graw Hill, edition
2. Lesiker and Petit, Report Writing for Business , Mc Graw Hill, edition
3. Huckin and Olsen, Technical Writing and Professional Communication, McGraw Hill
4. Wallace and Masters, Personal Development for Life and Work , Thomson Learning, 12th edition
5. Heta Murphy, Effective Business Communication , Mc Graw Hill, edition
6. R.C Sharma and Krishna Mohan, Business Correspondence and Report Writing,
7. B N Ghosh, Managing Soft Skills for Personality Development, Tata McGraw Hill. Lehman,
8. Dufrene, Sinha, BCOM, Cengage Learning, 2nd edition
9. Bell . Smith, Management Communication Wiley India Edition,3rd edition.
10. Dr. K. Alex ,Soft Skills, S Chand and Company
11. Dr.KAlex,SoftSkills,S Chand and Company
12. R.Subramaniam, Professional Ethics Oxford University Press 2013.