Chemical Reaction Engineering-I

By Prof. Bishnupada Mandal   |   IIT Guwahati
This course will provide an overview of chemical kinetics and reactor design at basic to an intermediate level. Coverage will be relatively broad. This course applies the concepts of reaction rate, stoichiometry and equilibrium to the analysis of chemical and biological reacting systems such as derivation of rate expressions from reaction mechanisms and equilibrium or steady state assumptions and design of chemical and biochemical reactors via synthesis of chemical kinetics, and mass and energy balances. The goal is to provide students with the theoretical/analytical background to understand chemical kinetics and reactor design and to tackle the short of complex problems.

INTENDED AUDIENCE  : B.Tech in Chemical Engineering and allied disciplines
INDUSTRY SUPPORT  : Almost all chemical industries including IOCL., OIL, ONGC, etc

Learners enrolled: 1700


Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 14 Sep 2020
End Date : 04 Dec 2020
Exam Date : 20 Dec 2020
Enrollment Ends : 25 Sep 2020
Category :
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Minor 1 in Chemical
  • Minor 2 in Chemical
  • Minor 3 in Chemical
  • Level : Undergraduate

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    Week 1: Kinetics of Homogeneous Reactions
    Week 2: Stoichiometry
    Week 3: Interpretation of Batch Reactor Data
    Week 4: Ideal Reactor Design
    Week 5: Design for single reactions
    Week 6: Design for parallel reactions
    Week 7: Design for parallel reactions
    Week 8: Temperature and Pressure Effects
    Week 9: Temperature and Pressure Effects
    Week 10: Residence Time Distribution
    Week 11: Reactor modeling with RTD
    Week 12: Reactor modeling with RTD


    1. O. Levenspiel, Chemical Reaction Engineering, John Wiley, 1991. 
    2. H. S. Fogler, Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, Prentice-Hall lndia,2003. 
    3. J. M. Smith, Chemical Engineering Kinetics, McGraw-HiIl,1981


    Prof. Bishnupada Mandal

    IIT Guwahati
    Dr. Bishnupada Mandal is currently a Professor and Head in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. Dr. Mandal has over 15 years of teaching and research experience at IIT Guwahati. He was Visiting Research Professor at The Ohio State Engineering, Columbus, USA during May-July 2017. He has served as Vice Chairman as well as Chairman, IIT-JEE for IIT Guwahati Zone. He had been a recipient of the prestigious BOYSCAST fellow award of Department of Science and Technology (DST) Govt. of India. His research interest includes CO2 capture and sequestration; wastewater treatment, etc. He has guided/guiding 21 PhD students. He has published 2 monographs 3 book chapters, 56 research papers in reputed international journals and more than 120 papers in conference proceedings. He has over 2450 citations and h-index is 25. Dr. Mandal has served as the Editorial Board Member of Heliyon (Elsevier) and reviewer of more than 40 ACS, Elsevier and RSC journals. He is serving as the Chairman, IIChE-GRC and Executive Council Member of IIChE. He has served OIL, Duliajan; NTPCL, Netra; GAIL (India) Limited and BHEL, Bangalore as a consultant.


    The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    Date and Time of Exams: 20 December 2020 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


    Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
    Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

    Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

    Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Guwahati .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

    Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

    Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

    - NPTEL team