FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGCHEMICAL ENGINEERING


Facilities

The Department has the following research and education facilities:

 

Basic Measurements Laboratory: Research and teaching equipment such as conductvitimeters, pH meters, spectrophotometers, and gas chromatographs used to carry out undergraduate experiments and graduate research in applied physical chemistry, kinetics, chemical and physical equilibria.

 

Unit Operations Laboratory: This laboratory is used for activities of undergraduate laboratory courses, aimed to help students to develop skills for accurate and reliable collection, reduction and evaluation of experimental data on unit operations equipment and to help students to reinforce their knowledge about unit operation courses and to compare the actual performance of the equipment with the theoretical principles covered in related courses.

 

The experiments performed are; fluid flow, pressure drop characteristics of a packed column, fluidization, unsteady state heat conduction, agitated tank heater, double-pipe heat exchanger, gas absorption, distillation cooling tower, spray drying, thin film evaporation, size reduction and filtration. Pilot scale research is also carried out in this laboratory.

 

Computer Laboratories: There are two computer rooms (30 and 35 PC) accessible by graduate and undergraduate students. An IBM Risc/6000 Model 530 workstation running AIX 3.2 is networked to student laboratory PCs. The IBM Risc/6000 Workstation runs chemical engineering design packages used in undergraduate teaching and graduate research.

 

Central Instrumental Analysis Laboratory: The main function of this laboratory is to provide support for research activities pursued in the department and for undergraduate experiments. The chemical analysis and material characterization equipment involve an X-ray diffractometer, a thermal analysis system (TGA, DTA, DSC, TMA), a dual channel gas chromatograph, a high performance liquid chromatography, an infrared spectrophotometer, an ultraviolet and visible spectrophotometer, an atomic absorption spectrophotometer, mercury porosimeter, computerized N2 and CO2 surface area analyzer, Helium pycnometer and several other analysis equipment.