This course is for undergraduate students in chemical engineering.

The course will begin by introducing the necessary fundamental concepts of fluid flow, and proceed to cover both macroscopic (i.e. integral balances) and microscopic (i.e. differential balances) approaches to analyze various fluid flow phenomena encountered in chemical engineering applications. 

Some specific applications that will be covered in detail are

  1. Pipe flows, fittings and friction factor charts,
  2. Fow past immersed bodies: drag forces, settling,
  3. Flow through packed beds and fluidized beds,
  4. Fluid transportation (pumps, compressors and valves),
  5. Flow measurement techniques, and 
  6. Agitation and mixing. 

Apart from these applications, the following specialized topics that are relevant to chemical engineers will also be covered:

  1. Boundary layer theory,
  2. Non-Newtonian and viscoelastic fluids, and 
  3. Turbulent flows. 

A number of problems will be worked out alongside to help illustrate the concepts.

This course will introduce the basics of material and energy balances and their applications in chemical and bio-process industries.

In this course, there are set up of material balance problems in chemical and bio processing unit operations, and illustration of energy balances in various unit processes.

The course will be geared towards students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology.