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Chemical Engineering

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Define/ what is chemical engineering - deals with the application of the physical sciences (e.g., chemistry and physics) and the life sciences (e.g., biology, micr obiology, and biochemistry), along with mathematics and economics, to the process of converting raw materials or waste materials into more useful or valuable forms

Details of chemical engineering
  • Chemical Engineering is different from chemical technology
  • Chemical Engineering  - is concerned with the designing, supervision, construction, installation and operation of plants and equipments for manufacturing chemical products and developing new methods of production
  • Chemical Technology - deals with the actual production of substances with new properties which require new methods of production in the fields of petroleum refining, fertilizer technology, processing of food and agricultural products, paints and dyes; recycling metals, glass and plastics; cosmetics, mineral based industries and prevention and control of environmental hazards
  • When chemical engineers design a new process, they have to think carefully about its eventual cost, safety and any impact on the environment that it may have. To put a process plant into action involves the detailed design of the chemical reactors, heat exchangers, separation systems, storage vessels and all the other types of equipment that are used in the process plant.

Streams/Branches of Chemical engineering

  • Polymer science and Engineering
  • Bio-chemical Engineering
  • Pollution control Engineering
  • Petrochemical Engineering

The specializations in Chemical engineering includes the areas like

  • Process Modelling
  • Simulation
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Optimization & control
  • Particulate Systems
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Separation Process
  • Petrochemical
  • Electrochemical processes
  • Thermodynamics
  • Colloid & Interfacial Science
  • Microstructure Engg.
  • Supercritical Fluid Extraction
  • Membrane Processes
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Bioprocess Engineeringand food Engineering.

Career in chemical engineering

  • Chemical engineers are of great demand in today’s rapidly growing chemical industries throughout the globe.
  • The field provides tremendous job and career opportunities in both pu blic and private sectors.
  • A chemical engineer can find jobs in industries dealing with food, materials, specialty chemicals, plastics, power production, environmental control, waste management, and biotechnology.
  • They work in areas such as processing, operations or manufacturing, research and development, design and construction, and finance.
  • Graduates can also engage in teaching and  in tyre-manufacturing companies
  • In simple way we can explain as mentioned in the following ways.

Followings are some of the employers in this field:


On the Job

  • Perform tests throughout stages of production to determine degree of control over variables, including temperature, density, specific gravity, and pressure.
  • Develop safety procedures to be employed by workers operating equipment or working in close proximity to on-going chemical reactions.
  • Determine most effective arrangement of operations, such as mixing, crushing, heat transfer, distillation, and drying.
  • Prepare estimates of production costs and production progress reports for management.
  • Direct activities of workers who operate or who are engaged in constructing and improving absorption, evaporation, or electromagnetic equipment.
  • Perform laboratory studies of steps in manufacture of new product and test proposed process in small-scale operation, such as a pilot plant.
  • Develop processes to separate components of liquids or gases or generate electrical currents using controlled chemical processes.
  • Conduct research to develop new and improved chemical manufacturing processes.
  • Design measurement and control systems for chemical plants based on data collected in laboratory experiments and in pilot plant operations.
  • Design and plan layout of equipment.


Under Graduate

  • B.E. Chemical Engineering
  • B.Tech. Chemical and Electrochemical Engineering
  • B.Tech. Chemical Engineering
  • B.Tech. Chemical Technology


  • M.E. Chemical Engineering
  • M.E. Chemical Process Design
  • M.Tech. Chemical Engineering
  • M.Tech. Chemical Systems
  • M.Tech. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering
  • M.Tech. Electrochemical Engineering
  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering


  • Diploma in Chemical Engineering
  • Diploma in Chemical Technology
  • Diploma in Petrochemical Engineering
  • Diploma in Petrochemical Technology

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