Chemical Reaction Engineering-I

By Prof. Bishnupada Mandal   |   IIT Guwahati
Learners enrolled: 914
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 AUDIENCEĀ : B.Tech in Chemical Engineering and allied disciplines

INDUSTRY SUPPORTĀ : Almost all chemical industries including IOCL., OIL, ONGC, etc
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Minor 1 in Chemical
  • Minor 2 in Chemical
  • Minor 3 in Chemical
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 25 Jul 2022
End Date : 14 Oct 2022
Enrollment Ends : 08 Aug 2022
Exam Date : 30 Oct 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

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

Books and references

  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

Instructor bio

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.

Course certificate

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: 30 October 2022 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

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