GATE Syllabus for Chemical Engineering (CH) 2019 | Complete Guide

Hi readers! Are you all set to crack GATE 2019? Right strategy and perseverance can help you crack this competitive examination! In this post, we will check out syllabus of Chemistry paper (Paper Code – CH).

Chemical Engineering (CH) Syllabus

 

 

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Let us move to the meat of the matter now – Chemical Engineering (CH) syllabus for the year 2019. Here, you will find an in-depth analysis of the paper and its syllabus.

 

Paper code for Chemistry subject is CH. Let us take a closer look at the syllabus. Here it is –

 

Chemical Engineering (CH) Syllabus: Detailed Analysis

 

Sections

GATE syllabus for Chemical Engineering can be classified into nine main sections. They are –

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Process Calculations and Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations
  • Heat Transfer
  • Mass Transfer
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Instrumentation and Process Control
  • Plant Design and Economics
  • Chemical Technology

 

Let us take a closer look at each section. In the next section, we will analyze each subject and check out topics associated with them. Here we go –

 

1 Engineering Mathematics

  • Linear Algebra: Matrix algebra, systems of linear equations, eigen values and eigenvectors.
  • Calculus: Functions of single variable, limit, continuity and differentiability, Taylor series, mean value theorems, evaluation of definite and improper integrals, partial derivatives, total derivative, maxima and minima, gradient, divergence and curl, vector identities, directional derivatives, line, surface and volume integrals, Stokes, Gauss and Green’s Theorems.
  • Differential Equations: First order equations, higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, initial and boundary value problems, Laplace transforms, Laplace equation, solutions of one dimensional heat and wave equations.
  • Complex Variables: Complex number, polar form of complex number, triangle inequality.
  • Probability and Statistics: Definition of probability and sampling theorems, conditional probability, mean, median, mode and standard deviation, random variables, Poisson, Normal and Binomial distributions, linear regression analysis.
  • Numerical Methods: Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations, integration by trapeziodal and Simpson’s rule, single and multi step methods for numerical solution of differential equations.

 

2 Process Calculations and Thermodynamics

Steady and unsteady state mass and energy balances including multiphase, multi component, reacting and non -reacting systems. Use of tie components; recycle, bypass and purge calculations; Gibb’s phase rule and degree of freedom analysis.

 

First and Second laws of thermodynamics. Applications of first law to close and open systems. Second law and Entropy. Thermodynamic properties of pure substances: Equation of State and residual properties, properties of mixtures: partial molar properties, fugacity, excess properties and activity coefficients; phase equilibria: predicting VLE of systems; chemical reaction equilibrium.

 

3 Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations

Fluid statics, Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, shell-balances including differential form of Bernoulli equation and energy balance, Macroscopic friction factors, dimensional analysis and similitude, flow through pipeline systems, flow meters, pumps and compressors, elementary boundary layer theory, flow past immersed bodies including packed and fluidized beds, Turbulent flow: fluctuating velocity, universal velocity profile and pressure drop.

 

Particle size and shape, particle size distribution, size reduction and classification of solid particles; free and hindered settling; centrifuge and cyclones; thickening and classification, filtration, agitation and mixing; conveying of solids.

 

4 Heat Transfer

Steady and unsteady heat conduction, convection and radiation, thermal boundary layer and heat transfer coefficients, boiling, condensation and evaporation; types of heat exchangers and evaporators and their process calculations. Design of double pipe, shell and tube heat exchangers, and single and multiple effect evaporators.

 

5 Mass Transfer

Fick’s laws, molecular diffusion in fluids, mass transfer coefficients, film, penetration and surface renewal theories; momentum, heat and mass transfer analogies; stage-wise and continuous contacting and stage efficiencies; HTU & NTU concepts; design and operation of equipment for distillation, absorption, leaching, liquid-liquid extraction, drying, humidification, dehumidification and adsorption.

 

6 Chemical Reaction Engineering

Theories of reaction rates; kinetics of homogeneous reactions, interpretation of kinetic data, single and multiple reactions in ideal reactors, non-ideal reactors; residence time distribution, single parameter model; non-isothermal reactors; kinetics of heterogeneous catalytic reactions; diffusion effects in catalysis.

 

7 Instrumentation and Process Control

Measurement of process variables; sensors, transducers and their dynamics, process modeling and linearization, transfer functions and dynamic responses of various systems, systems with inverse response, process reaction curve, controller modes (P, PI, and PID); control valves; analysis of closed loop systems including stability, frequency response, controller tuning, cascade and feed forward control.

 

8 Plant Design and Economics

Principles of process economics and cost estimation including depreciation and total annualized cost, cost indices, rate of return, payback period, discounted cash flow, optimization in process design and sizing of chemical engineering equipments such as compressors, heat exchangers, multistage contactors.

 

9 Chemical Technology

Inorganic chemical industries (sulfuric acid, phosphoric acid, chlor-alkali industry), fertilizers (Ammonia, Urea, SSP and TSP); natural products industries (Pulp and Paper, Sugar, Oil, and Fats); petroleum refining and petrochemicals; polymerization industries (polyethylene, polypropylene, PVC and polyester synthetic fibers).

 

Here is an overview of GATE 2019 examination

Exam Conducted: IIT Madras
Mode of examination: Online
Total subjects: 23
Total Marks: 100
Number of Questions: 65
Duration: 3 hours
Types of Questions: MCQs and Numerical Type Questions

 

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