Department Facilities

The department is well equipped with modern sophisticated instruments and equipment which support the hands-on training and skill development. The facilities enable students to acquire skills while making use of similar equipment currently used in the industry.

Facilities in Industrial Chemistry Technology

Laboratory facilities include not only conventional laboratory equipment, but also modern instrumentation in such fields as gas and liquid chromatography; ultraviolet, visible, infrared and atomic absorption spectroscopy and mass spectrometry.

Organic Chemistry Laboratory

This laboratory provides facilities for carrying out organic synthesis of various products including preparation of equipment and chemicals for specific analysis or project work.

Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

This laboratory provides facilities for using analytical procedures based on gravimetric analysis, volumetric titration, wet chemical methods and preparation of laboratory set ups to practice analytical methods.

Instrumental Analysis Laboratory

In this laboratory, students are trained in modern instrumental methods for qualitative and quantitative measurements, based on gas chromatography, liquid chromatography (HPLC), ultraviolet, visible and infrared (FTIR) spectros-copy. This laboratory is also equipped with latest instruments such as atomic absorption spectro-photometers (AAS), Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS) to provide hands-on training in these specialized areas. They are also instructed on the preventive maintenance of analytical equipment and their calibration/standardization with reference samples.

Corrosion Laboratory

This laboratory provides opportunities for students to learn about Electrochemical Process, Electrolysis, Polymer coatings on metals and chemical cleaning of metals.

Introduction to Macromolecules Chemistry Laboratory

In this laboratory students will gain knowledge related to biopolymers such as carbohydrates, amino acids, lipids, nucleic acids and industrial polymers.

Physical Chemistry Laboratory

In this laboratory students are trained with experiments related to chemical kinetics, chemi-cal equilibrium, thermo chemistry and thermodynamics.
The workshops and laboratories are equipped with extensive training facilities that include ultramodern Process Simulation Training System.

Chemical Reaction Engineering Laboratory

This laboratory has various facilities and equipment to serve a number of topics. These facilities include different types of reactors: CSTR, Plug flow reactor, Fluidized bed reactor, and rate determination experiment.

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics’ Laboratory

This laboratory is used to serve two courses in AS and BS programs. It consists of equipment and facilities that include Joule Thomson effect, thermal loop cycle, gas expansion system, bomb calorimeter, heat capacity of gases, mixing enthalpy, heat of formation, partial molar volumes, boiling point diagrams, miscibility gap in binary systems, and dissociation equilibrium equipment.

Transport Processes/Unit Operations Laboratory

Facilities in this laboratory demonstrate the basic principles of fluid flow operations and heat transfer approach. These facilities include measurement of flow in closed channel, dis-charge measurements apparatus, Bernoulli‟s theorem apparatus, Reynold‟s apparatus and friction/energy losses through various pipe fittings; and heat transfer through composite materials, free and forced convections units, radiation unit and different types of heat exchanger equipment. These equipment/apparatuses may be run stand alone or through computer based mimic diagram and data logging system.

Process Plant Simulation Laboratory

This is a new laboratory with modern simulators where students learn the operation and applications of hands-on training of the units of a chemical plant in totality. There are one instructor station and 16 operator stations of Yokogawa Centum CS R3000 DCS simulators on which students are trained professionally on nine simulation models.

Instrumentation and Measurements Laboratory

In this laboratory, students learn principles of operation and applications of basic instruments used in process measurements and control, become familiar with the terminology used in instrumentation and control, learn the functions of basic measuring tools and finally, carry out simple calibration techniques for measuring and testing process control equipment. Facilities in this laboratory include: flow, level, temperature, pressure, and PH measurement and control along with sensing elements.

Chemical Engineering Computer Laboratory

This laboratory is equipped with a sufficient number of computers and software to serve a number of courses including Computer Applications in CHE, Process Simulation, Process Equipment, Process Control and Separation Processes. The software packages used in the laboratory include: Envision, Simtronics, Imoso, UniSim, MATLAB, Computer Based Training (CBT), and Williams CDs.

Petroleum Refining Technology Laboratory

In this laboratory, students are introduced and become familiar with various crude oil and petroleum products tests, analysis of crude samples and product specifications. The experiments conducted in this laboratory include:
API gravity, boiling range and volatility, viscosity, pour point, BS&W, flash point and neutralization of petroleum products.

Process Equipment Laboratory

This laboratory houses different types of equipment necessary to educate students on the basic principles and functions of process equipment used in industrial plants. These equipment items include valves (gate, globe, but-terfly, check, ball and safety valves), pumps (centrifugal, gear and piston pumps), sliding vane compressor, and CBT software on boilers, distillation, compressors and furnaces.

Environmental Laboratory

This laboratory aims to teach the students basic techniques for chemical analysis of environmental samples including air and water. It includes wet chemical methods of analysis (e.g., biochemical oxygen demand and suspended sol-ids) & instrumental techniques (e.g., gas analyzers, colorimeters). It also includes modules to demonstrate wind and solar energy.

Separation Process Laboratory

This laboratory houses mainly separation processes equipment, which consist of a computer-controlled distillation column and absorption column. It has also apparatuses for determining gas and liquid diffusion coefficients, besides a cooling tower, and spray dryer designed and fabricated by CHET students during their project work.

Facilities in Polymer Engineering Technology

The laboratories are equipped with facilities that provide hands-on practice and experience in polymer synthesis, polymer analysis and charac-terization, polymer rheology, polymer processing, polymer compounding and polymer testing.

Polymer Chemistry Laboratory

This laboratory provides basic facilities for the synthesis and modification of various types of polymers including preparation of equipment and chemicals for project work. Some polymer characterization experiments are also conducted in this laboratory.

Polymer Characterization and Testing Laboratory

The laboratory is equipped with the necessary facilities used for characterizing and testing of polymer materials. The facilities in this laboratory include, Universal Testing machine (UTM), pendulum impact tester, Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC), Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA), FTIR-spectroscopy, glossy meter, color meter, light microscope, Vicat and HDT machine.

Polymer Processing Laboratory

Experiments relating to processing of plastics materials are conducted in this laboratory. The laboratory is equipped with injection molding, single screw extruder, twin screw extruder, capillary rheometer, compression molding, Melt Flow Index (MFI) and melting point machines.