Laboratories

Name of the Laboratory
Momentum Transfer
  1. Identification of laminar and turbulent flows (Reynolds apparatus)
  2. Measurement of point velocities (Pitot tube)
  3. Verification of Bernoulli’s equation
  4. Calibration of Rotameter
  5. Variation of Orifice Coefficient with Reynolds Number
  6. Determination of Venturi Coefficient
  7. Friction losses in fluid flow in pipes
  8. Pressure drop in a packed bed for different fluid velocities.
  9. Pressure drop and void fraction in a fluidized bed
  10. To Study the coefficient of contraction for a given open orifice
  11. To Study the coefficient of discharge in a V - notch
  12. To Study of the characteristics of a centrifugal pump.
Mechanical Operations
  1. To take a representative sample from a bulk by two methods, viz. Riffle and Cone & Quartering and to find out the average size {volume-surface mean diameter} of the samples.
  2. To determine the Grindability Index {G.I} of coal by Hard Groove Machine.
  3. To determine the time of grinding in a ball mill for producing a product with 80% passing a given screen.
  4. To verify the laws of crushing using any size reduction equipment like crushing rolls, ball mill or vibrating mill and to find out the work Index {W.I} of the material.
  5. To compare open circuit and closed circuit grinding by means of a ball mill.
  6. To determine the optimum time of sieving for a given sample of material.
  7. To find the effectiveness of hand screening of a given sample by a given screen.
  8. To find the screen effectiveness of a trommel.
  9. To separate a mixture of coal into two fractions using sink and float method.
  10. To separate a mixture of coal into two fractions using froth flotation technique.
  11. To find the size analysis of a given fine sample using beaker decantation method.
  12. To separate a mixture of particles by jigging.
  13. To concentrate a given material by means of tabling.
  14. To obtain batch sedimentation data and to calculate the minimum thickener area under given conditions.
  15. To determine the specific cake resistance and filter medium resistance of a slurry in plate and frame filter press.
Mass Transfer I & II
  1. Steam distillation
  2. Differential distillation
  3. Height equivalent to a theoretical plate
  4. Vapor-liquid equilibria
  5. Determination of liquid diffusion coefficient
  6. Determination of vapor diffusion coefficient
  7. Surface evaporation
  8. Height of a transfer unit
  9. Ternary liquid equillibria (Binodal curve)
  10. Liquid-liquid equilibria.
  11. Limiting flow rates in spray tower
  12. Hydrodynamics of perforated plate tower
  13. Volumetric mass transfer coefficients in perforated plate tower
  14. Dynamics of liquid drops (Single drop extraction tower)
  15. Studies of axial mixing characteristics in a packed bed
  16. Gas-liquid mass transfer in packed tower
  17. Drying characteristics of a given material
Heat Transfer
  1. Determination of total thermal resistance and thermal conductivity of composite wall.
  2. Determination of the thermal conductivity of a metal rod.
  3. Determination of the natural convective heat transfer coefficient for a vertical tube.
  4. Determination of critical heat flux point for pool boiling of water.
  5. Determination of forced convective heat transfer coefficient for air flowing through a pipe.
  6. Determination of over-all heat transfer coefficient in double pipe heat exchanger.
  7. Study of the temperature distribution along the length of a pin fin under natural and forced convection conditions.
  8. Estimation of unsteady state film heat transfer coefficient between the medium in which the body is cooled.
  9. Determination of Stefan-Boltzmann constant.
  10. Determination of emissivity of a given plate at various temperatures.
  11. Determination of radiation constant of a given surface.
Chemical Technology

    A. Analysis of water:

  1. Total solids, dissolved solids,pH
  2. Chlorides and sulphates
  3. Temporary, permanent and total hardness.
  4. B. Analysis of oils:

  5. Acid value
  6. Iodine value
  7. Saponification value
  8. C. Miscellaneous analysis:

  9. Analysis of coal: Proximate analysis
  10. Analysis of lime: Estimation of acid insolubles, available lime and calcium carbonate
  11. Analysis of bleaching powder: Estimation of chlorine content.
  12. Analysis of starch/glucose: Estimation of total reducing sugars
  13. Analysis of saw dust: Estimation of total cellulose and –cellulose
  14. D. Miscellaneous preparations:

  15. Preparation of soap
  16. Preparation of copper pigment
  17. Preparation of chrome yellow pigment
  18. Preparation of phenol formaldehyde resin
Chemical Reaction Engineering
  1. Determination of the order of a reaction using a batch reactor and analysing the data by (a) differential method (b) integral method
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  3. Determination of the activation energy of a reaction using a batch reactor.
  4. To determine the effect of residence time on conversion and to determine the rate constant using a CSTR.
  5. To determine the specific reaction rate constant of a reaction of a known order using a batch reactor.
  6. To determine the order of the reaction and the rate constant using a Tubular reactor.
  7. Determination of RTD and Dispersion number in aTubular reactor using a tracer.
  8. Mass transfer with chemical reaction (solid-liquid system) - Determination of Mass Transfer Co-efficient.
  9. Axial mixing in a packed bed. Determination of RTD and the dispersion number for a packed-bed using tracer.
  10. Langmuir Adsorption isotherm: Determination of surface area of activated charcoal.
  11. Performance of reactors in series:
    (i) A plug-flow reactor followed by a CSTR
    (ii) A CSTR followed by a plug flow reactor.
Process Dynamics and Control
  1. Response of Resistance Thermometer
  2. Response of Thermometer with and without Thermal Well.
  3. Response of Manometer
  4. Response of Single-Tank Liquid-level system.
  5. Response of Two-Tank Liquid-level system.
  6. Calibration of Thermocouples.
  7. Response of mixing process.
  8. Calibration of Rotameter with compressible fluid.
  9. Study of ON-OFF control action.
Chemical Process Equipment Design

    The following equipment shall be designed in detail.

  1. Sensible Heat Exchangers ( 1-2 or 2-4)
  2. Condenser and Reboiler
  3. Multiple Effect Evaporator
  4. Fractionating Column- Plate and Packed columns
  5. Packed bed absorber
  6. Continuous tubular reactor (Homogeneous and Heterogeneous )

Practical Exam: 3 Hrs. duration open book