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Subject Code Engineering Chemistry L T P J C

CHY 1001 3 0 2 4 5
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Course Prerequisites

Objectives To impart technological aspects of applied chemistry

To lay foundation for practical application of chemistry in engineering aspects
Expected Outcomes Students will be familiar with the water treatment, corrosion and its control, engineering
applications of polymers, types of fuels and their applications, basic aspects of
electrochemistry and electrochemical energy storage devices.

Title Hours SLO

Module-1 Types of impurities in water Physical, chemical and biological including hardness causing impurities; 4 1,11,15
pH, DO, TDS, COD and BOD in water; Alkalinity of water and its estimation; Estimation of hardness by EDTA
method-numerical problems
Module-2 Boiler troubles - scale, sludge, priming, foaming, caustic embrittlement and boiler corrosion; 4 2,15
Internal conditioning Phosphate and calgon conditioning methods;
External softening methods: Lime Soda process-numerical problems, Zeolite process and ion exchange
including mixed bed ion exchange processes.
Module-3 Specifications for potable water Steps involved in treatment of water for municipal supply Disinfection of 4 2,15,20
water by chlorination, ozonisation and UV treatment; Reverse osmosis & its significance; Types of
Membranes Ultrafiltration, Nanofiltration (example. ZnO)
Module-4 Types and mechanism dry and wet corrosion; Forms of corrosion [Differential aeration, pitting, Galvanic 3 2,15
and stress corrosion cracking];
Module-5 Corrosion control methods: Inhibitors anodic and cathodic and their action; Cathodic protection sacrificial 4 2,11, 20
anodic and impressed current protection methods; galvanizing and tinning; electroplating-process and typical
applications, metal cladding; Coating processes PVD and CVD and applications.
Module-6 Basic concepts of cells and batteries-nominal voltage, operating voltage, capacity, self discharge, depth of 4 15,20
discharge, energy density, service life, shelf life. Electrochemistry of Primary cells Comparative features
and applications of Lechlanche, alkaline and Li-primary cells.
Module-7 Secondary cells - Lead acid, Ni-Cd, Ni-MH cells; Rechargeable lithium cells chemistry and applications. 4 3,15, 20
Fuel cells Electrochemistry of a H2O2 fuel cell, Basics of solid oxide fuel cells-applications
Module-8 Calorific value - Definition of LCV, HCV. Measurement of calorific value using bomb calorimeter and Boys 4 2,11,15
calorimeter including numerical problems.
Module 9 Coal analysis-proximate and ultimate analysis and significance. Calculation of minimum quantity of air by 4 2, 15, 20
volume and by weight-Numerical problems.
Knocking and chemical structure, octane number and cetane number and their importance;
Biodiesel-synthesis, advantages and commercial applications.
Module 10 Introduction to Polymers- Classification 4 2,3, 15
Types of Polymerization (Chain & Step growth);
Plastics: Thermoplastic & Thermo setting resins
Properties and engineering applications of ABS, PVC, Teflon and Bakelite.
Compression, injection, extrusion, Transfer moulding methods of plastics
Module 11 Conducting polymers: Polyacetylene and Polyaniline - Mechanism of Conduction, doping; applications of 4 1,15, 20
Conducting polymers.
Degradable Polymers- modes of degradation - Biodegradation; Conditions for biodegradation,
Module 12 Discussion on current scientific topic by faculty 2 20

Text books
1. Sashi Chawla, A Text book of Engineering Chemistry, Dhanpat Rai Publishing Co., Pvt. Ltd.,
Educational and Technical Publishers, New Delhi, 3rd Edition, 2015.
Reference books 1. O.V. Roussak and H.D. Gesser, Applied Chemistry-A Text Book for Engineers and Technologists,
Springer Science Business Media, New York, 2nd Edition, 2013.
2. S. S. Dara, A Text book of Engineering Chemistry, S. Chand & Co Ltd., New Delhi, 20th Edition, 2013.
3. P.C. Jain and Monika Jain, Engineering Chemistry, Dhanapatrai Publishers, New Delhi, 15th Edition,
4. R. Gowarikar and N.V. Viswanathan and J.Sreedhar, Polymer Science, John Wiley & Sons, 2007.
5. Peter Atkins and Julio De Paula, Atkins Physical Chemistry, Oxford University Press, 2011.
6. David Linden, Hand Book of batteries, McGraw Hill Publishers, 4th Edition, 2010.
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Subject Code Engineering Chemistry Practical L T P J C
CHY 101L 0 0 2 0 1
Version No. 1.1

Course Prerequisites

Objectives To impart training in analysis of chemical and instrumental methods.

To understand importance of different instrumental methods in chemical
analysis of materials.
Expected Outcomes Students will know how to carry out chemical analysis using various
analytical instruments and titrimetric methods.
Experiments 1. Total, permanent and temporary hardness of water determination by EDTA method.
based on 2. Assessment of Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) of sewage water.
Modules 3. Estimation of different types of alkalinity in waste water sample.
Cycle I 4. Measurement of electrode potential of Copper and Zinc by potentiometry and construction
of Daniel cell and monitoring its voltage and current.
5. Hardness due to calcium based minerals from different water sources using flame emission
6. Estimation of available chlorine in bleaching powder by Iodometry.
Cycle 2 7. Analysis for percentage of Iron in steel by redox potentiometry
8. Assay of Nickel through soluble complex formation by colorimetry
9. Chloride level detection in municipal water using AgNO3 by conductometry.
10. Estimation of the molecular weight of a polymer by Ostwald Viscometer.
11. DO analysis in water from different sources and their removal through chemical treatment.
12. Assessment of TDS in spring water samples using TDS-Conductivity method.

Mode of Evaluation Laboratory experiments

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Suggested Projects: (J component) (Students can select projects out of these in consultation with faculty)

1. DO analysis in water from different sources and their removal through chemical treatment.

2. Assessment of TDS in spring water samples using TDS-Conductivity method.

3. Evaluation of COD in water resulting from effluent discharge using COD apparatus.

4. Analysis of BOD in water from industrial effluents.

5. Estimation of alkalinity of waste water samples.

6. Hardness due to calcium based minerals from different water sources using flame emission photometry.

7. Softening of hard water using zeolite/resin and ion exchange column.

8. Preparation of water suitable for human consumption through a laboratory scale water purification set up.

9. Analysis of treated water for chlorine content using conductometry/potentiometry.

10. UV treatment of water and periodic monitoring for bacterial growth inhibition.
11. Study on corrosion of steel, copper and aluminium in different simulated environments by weight loss method.

12. Manufacture and application of corrosion inhibitors to protect steel, copper and aluminium from corrosion.

13. Simulated study on sacrificial anodic protection of steel using magnesium and aluminium.

14. Study on comparison of discharge characteristics of lechlanche cell under different loads and different

15. Analysis of different solid fuels for sulphur, moisture and ash content.

16. Preparation of fibre reinforced nylon and assessment of its mechanical and chemical characteristics.

17. Preparation of fibre reinforced PVC and assessment of its chemical and mechanical characteristics.

18. Preparation of conductive PVC and conductive neoprene sheets and assessment for antistatic applications.

19. Determination of suplhate content in effluent using turbidimetry.

20. Preparation of biodegradable polymeric material polylactic acid.

21. Measurement of pH of water from different sources and methods for optimizing the pH for industrial and domestic

22. Extraction and estimation of sodium and potassium from soil samples using flame photometry.

23. Assessment of quality of bleaching powder through chloride estimation using conductometry/potentiometry.

24. Analysis of sulphide from industrial discharges using potentiometry.

25. Preparation of conductive polymer using Polyaniline as the base polymer and study its electrical and mechanical

26. Preparation of biofuels and assessment of their calorific value in different blends.

27. Study the performance characteristics of Ni-Cd cylindrical cells at different rates of discharge and temperatures.

28. Proximate analysis of a solid fuel.

29. Polymer coating for corrosion prevention by sol-gel.

30. Simple working model of reverse osmosis process.

31. Biochemical Fuel cell construction and testing.

32. Modified Alkaline Battery- construction and working

33. Cathodic protection sacrificial anodic protection set up and testing

34. Lechlanche cell construction and working.

35. Study on comparison of discharge characteristics of alkaline cell under different loads and different