Chemical Process Technology

By Prof. Tamal Banerjee   |   IIT Guwahati
Learners enrolled: 74
The course shall bring out concepts forming the basis of the Chemical Process Industry and to give a solid background for innovative process development. It shall discuss the actual industrial processes that presents opportunities and challenges for chemical engineers for the development of these processes. Some of these processes still exhibit open challenges. Our goal is to help students and in developing a vision on chemical processes taking into account the microscale ((bio)chemistry, physics), the mesoscale (reactor, separation units), and the macroscale (the process) domains. Hence the knowledge of these will be helpful for outgoing undergraduates for employment opportunities.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Undergraduates from Chemical Engineering

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: All the Oil and Gas Major Industries; Bulk and Intermediate; and the Fine Chemicals will be aligned with this course. Moreover the concept of Biorefinery and Sustainable Development for all the Processes shall be discussed.
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 23 Jan 2023
End Date : 14 Apr 2023
Exam Date : 29 Apr 2023 IST
Enrollment Ends : 30 Jan 2023
Category :
  • Chemical Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate

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Books and references

(a) Jacob A. Moulijn, Michiel Makkee, and Annelies E. van Diepen. Chemical Process Technology, Second Edition. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.Published 2013 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
(b) Stuart, P. R., & El-Halwagi, M. M. (2013). Integrated biorefineries: Design, analysis, and optimization. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Instructor bio

Prof. Tamal Banerjee

IIT Guwahati
Dr. Tamal Banerjee earned his Doctorate degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in the year 2007. Subsequently, he joined the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati and is currently a Full Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering since 2017. He has published over 150 papers in reputed peer-reviewed journals. In 2011, he was awarded the Indo-US Fellowship in Engineering Sciences. He has also authored two books each in CRC Press and Elsevier which discusses experiments and molecular modelling aspect of Ionic Liquids as an extractive agent. Prof. Banerjee’s research focuses on the use of Ionic Liquids and Deep Eutectic Solvents as green solvents concerning both energy generation and environment mitigation. His group uses both ab-initio methods and Molecular Dynamics methods to predict thermodynamic and transport properties. The properties of interests are primarily in predicting activity coefficients for phase diagrams using Continuum Solvation Model such as COSMO (COnductor like Screening MOdel). His other interests lie in the Reactive Force Field simulations of both renewable (alcohols) and non-renewable (coal and chemical hydrides) energy sources. Recently his group have started evaluating Deep Eutectic Solvents as potential electrolytes and thermal fluids for supercapacitors and solar desalination respectively. He has also initiated thermodynamic pathways using biocompatible gels comprising of Polysaccharide or DES based precursors for drug delivery.

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: 29 April 2023 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.

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