# Chemical Engineering(CH)

Chemical Engineering is one of the 29 papers candidates writing the GATE 2022 Exam can opt for. Get the latest syllabus for the paper here.

Candidates taking the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2022 exam can take their pick from a total of 29 subject papers. Every paper has a fairly vast and detailed syllabus. Here is the latest syllabus for Chemical Engineering (Code: CH):

## Section 1- Engineering Mathematics

### Linear Algebra

• Systems of Linear Equations
• Matrix Algebra
• EigenValues and Eigenvectors

### Calculus

• Functions of Single Variable
• Limit, Continuity and Differentiability
• Partial derivatives
• Mean value theorems
• Taylor series
• Evaluation of definite and improper integrals
• Divergence and Curl
• Vector identities
• Total derivative
• Line
• Directional derivatives
• Stokes, Gauss and Green’s theorems
• Surface and Volume integrals

### Differential equations

• Initial and Boundary Value Problems
• Higher-Order Linear Differential Equations With Constant Coefficients
• First-Order Equations (Linear And Nonlinear)
• Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations
• Solutions of One-Dimensional Heat and Wave Equations and Laplace equation
• Laplace transforms

### Complex variables

• Triangle inequality
• Complex number
• Polar Form Of Complex Number

### Probability and Statistics

• Linear Regression Analysis
• Conditional Probability
• Definitions Of Probability and Sampling Theorems
• Mean, Median, Mode And Standard Deviation
• Random Variables
• Normal and Binomial Distributions
• Poisson

### Numerical Methods

• Integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s rule
• Numerical solutions of linear and non-linear algebraic equations
• Single and multi-step methods for the numerical solution of differential equations

## Section 2- Process Calculations and Thermodynamics

Steady and unsteady state mass and energy balances including multicomponent, multiphase, reacting and non-reacting systems

• Use Of Tie Components
• Recycle Bypass and Purge Calculations
• Gibb’s Phase Rule and Degree Of Freedom Analysis
• Applications of first law to close and open systems
• First and Second laws of thermodynamics
• Second law and Entropy
• Equation Of State And Residual Properties
• Phase Equilibria: Predicting VLE of Systems
• Thermodynamic properties of pure substances
• Properties Of Mixtures: partial molar properties, fugacity, excess properties and
• activity coefficients
• Chemical Reaction Equilibrium

## Section 3- Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations

• Surface Tension
• Fluid Statics
• Newtonian And Non-Newtonian Fluids
• Shell Balances Including Differential Form of Bernoulli Equation and Energy Balance
• Transport Properties
• Equation Of Continuity
• Equation Of Mechanical Energy
• Equation Of Motion
• Macroscopic Friction Factors
• Dimensional Analysis And Similitude
• Velocity Profiles
• Flow Through Pipeline Systems
• Pumps and Compressors
• Flow Meters
• Elementary Boundary Layer Theory
• Turbulent Flow: fluctuating velocity, universal velocity profile and pressure drop
• Flow Past Immersed Bodies Including Packed and Fluidized Beds
• Particle Size Distribution
• Particle Size and Shape
• Size Reduction and Classification of Solid Particles
• Centrifuge and Cyclones
• Free and Hindered Settling
• Thickening and Classification
• Agitation and Mixing
• Filtration
• Conveying of Solids

### Section 4- Heat Transfer

• Equation Of Energy
• Thermal Boundary Layer and Heat Transfer Coefficients
• Boiling, Condensation And Evaporation
• Types Of Heat Exchangers and Evaporators And Their Process Calculations
• Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers
• Design Of Double Pipe
• Single And Multiple Effect Evaporators

## Section 5- Mass Transfer

• Molecular Diffusion In Fluids
• Fick’s Laws
• Mass Transfer Coefficients
• Film, Penetration And Surface Renewal Theories
• Momentum
• Heat And Mass Transfer Analogies
• HTU & NTU concepts
• Stage-Wise And Continuous Contacting And Stage Efficiencies
• Design and Operation Of Equipment For Distillation
• Leaching
• Liquid-Liquid Extraction
• Absorption
• Drying, Humidification, Dehumidification And Adsorption
• Membrane Separations (Micro-Filtration, Ultra-Filtration, Nano-Filtration And Reverse Osmosis)

## Section 6- Chemical Reaction Engineering

• Kinetics Of Homogeneous Reactions
• Theories Of Reaction Rates
• Interpretation Of Kinetic Data
• Kinetics Of Enzyme Reactions (Michaelis-Menten And Monod Models)
• Single And Multiple Reactions In Ideal Reactors
• Non-Ideal Reactors
• Single Parameter Model
• Residence Time Distribution
• Non-Isothermal Reactors
• Diffusion Effects in Catalysis
• Kinetics of Heterogeneous Catalytic Reactions
• Rate and Performance Equations For Catalyst Deactivation

## Section 7- Instrumentation and Process Control

• Sensors And Transducers
• P&ID Equipment Symbols
• Measurement Of Process Variables
• Systems With Inverse Response, process reaction curve, controller modes (P, PI, and PID);
• Transfer Functions and Dynamic Responses Of Various Systems
• Process Modelling And Linearization
• Analysis Of Closed Loop Systems Including Stability
• Control Valves
• Transducer Dynamics
• Controller Tuning
• Frequency Response
• Cascade and Feed Forward Control

## Section 8- Plant Design and Economics

• Principles Of Process Economics and Cost Estimation Including Depreciation and Total Annualized Cost
• Cost Indices
• Payback Period
• Rate of Return
• Discounted Cash Flow
• Optimization In Process Design and Sizing of Chemical Engineering Equipment such as Heat Exchangers and Multistage Contactors

## Section 9- Chemical Technology

• Fertilizers (Urea, Ammonia, SSP And TSP)
• Inorganic Chemical Industries (Sulfuric Acid, Chlor-Alkali Industry, Phosphoric Acid, )
• Natural Products Industries (Pulp And Paper, Sugar, Oil, And Fats)
• Polymerization Industries (polyethylene, polypropylene, PVC and polyester synthetic fibers).
• Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals