Course Objectives:

Students will gain understanding about the importance of water and its quality requirements for the industrial uses in addition to learning about water treatment techniques. They will also learn about the composite materials.

Course Contents:


Water Treatment, Steam Production and Scale Removal:

Sources of water hardness, water treatment and conditioning for municipal and industrial purposes, steam production and its utilization for power and energy generation, boiler water treatment, chemistry involved in the formation of scale and its prevention.


Vapor  liquid  equilibrium,  methods  of  getting  equilibrium  data  for  binary systems, construction of equilibrium diagram, designing of distillation column, reflux ratio and its importance.

Composite Materials:

Introduction to composite material, classification of composite on the basis of reinforcement (Particle–Reinforced composite, Fibre–Reinforced composite, structural composites) and classification of composites on the basis of matrix phase (Polymer–Matrix composite, Metal–Matrix composite, Ceramics–Matrix composite, Carbon-carbon composite, Hybrid-composite, Laminar composite, Sandwich panels), synthesis, properties and applications of composite materials.

CHEM-322 Lab

Measurement of water hardness with EDTA Titrations. Estimation of total solids in water.
Estimation of chloride in water.
Estimation of Ferrous and Ferric ions in drinking water by redox titration. Extraction of capsicum oil (soxhlet extraction).
Extraction of clove oil from cloves. Preparation of liquid detergents.
Study of the kinetics of dissolution of Magnesium metal in dilute HCl. Estimation of Manganese in Steel.
Estimation of Ferric Iron in Cement.