Engineering Chemistry


Courses Included

This course covers generic syllabus for engineering chemistry.


Unit 1: Water & It’s Industrial Applications

Sources, Impurities, Hardness and Its units, Industrial Water Characteristics, Softening of water by various Methods:- External and Internal Treatment ,Boiler trouble causes , Effect and remedies , Characteristics of municipal Water and its treatment , Numerical problem based on softening methods.

UNIT 2: Fossil Fuels

Fossil fuels and classification, calorific value, determination of calorific value by Bomb calorimeter proximate and ultimate analysis of coal, Cracking of higher Hydrocarbons and mechanism of cracking, knocking, Cetane number, carbonization , Manufacturing of coke and recovery of by-products, characteristics of IC engine fuel.

UNIT 3: Lubricants & Refractories

A. Lubricants

Introduction, Mechanism of lubrication, Classification of lubricants, Properties and Testing of lubricating oils, Numerical problems based on testing methods.

B. Cement & Refractories

Manufacture , IS-code, Setting and hardening of cement, Refractory : Introduction, classification and properties of refractories.

UNIT 4: Polymerization

Introduction, types and classification of polymerization, Reaction. Mechanism, Natural & Synthetic Rubber; Vulcanization of Rubber, Preparation, Properties & uses of the following- Polythene, PVC, PMMA, Teflon, Poly acrylonitrile, PVA, Nylon 6, Nylon 6:6, Terylene, Phenol formaldehyde, Urea – Formaldehyde Resin, Glyptal, Silicone Resin, Polyurethanes; Butyl Rubber, Neoprene, Buna N, Buna S.

UNIT 5: Instrumentation and Application

A. Instrumental Techniques in Chemical Analysis

Introduction, Principle, Instrumentation and applications of IR, NMR,UV, Visible,Gas Chromatography, Lambert’s and Beer’s Law.

B. Water Analysis Techniques

Alkalinity, hardness ( Complexo-metric ), Chloride, Free chlorine, DO, BOD and COD, Numerical problems based on above techniques.


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