Course Title: Industrial chemistry

Course Code: CHEM-461

Credit Hours:03

Program :BS-VII

Instructor: Dr. Iram Hafiz

Email: [email protected]


The course provides basic information about unit operation and unit processes. The course covers the concept of various unit processers like halogenations, alkylation, oxidation, hydrogenation, nitration, sulfonation, esterification, hydrolysis and hydration. It provides an introduction to management practices in industry. The course provides important information regarding financial management, Marketing management, Operational management and Human resource management.It an introduction to mass transfer and introduces practical application in industry. Basic tools to design process operations involving mass transfer are covered. This course also aims to introduce the fundamentals of process development in chemical industries including its goals, stages, scopes and limitations .It also includes the topics related to the role of various parameters in the development of a particular chemical process

 At the completion of this course, students should be able to:
o Understand the basic concepts of unit operation and unit process.
o Understand the reaction mechanism, kinetics and thermodynamics of unit processes.
o Gain knowledge about raw materials, agents and reaction conditions required for carry out the specific unit process.
 Evaluate to importance of Industrial Chemistry .
 Define the importance of chemistry in industry.
 Explains the position of chemist in industry
 explain the production of inorganic and organic industrial products such as dye and
 Performs the production of dye reactions.
 Conduct the fertiliziers production reactions.
 Understand the safety and hazard criteria related to unit processes.
 Managerial skill development


1. Eckenfelder, W.W. Industrial Water Pollution control, McGraw Hill Book Co. NY. (2000). 2. Witcoff, H.A. and B.G. Reuben, Industrial Organic Chemicals, Wiley, NY (1996). 3. Kent, J.A. Riegal’s Handbook of Industrial Chemistry, CBS Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi, (1997). 4. Kovaces, M. Pollution Control and conservation, Ellis Harwood Ltd., Chichester, (1985). 5. McGhee, T.J. Water Supply and Sewerage, McGraw Hill Book Co. NY, (1991). 6. Chattopadhyay, A. Unit Operations in Chemical Engineering, Khanna Publishers, New Delhi (1993). 7. Smith, R. Chemical Process Design, McGraw Hill Book Co. NY, (1995). 8. Moor, W.R., An Introduction to Polymer Chemistry, London Press, London (1967). 9. Guez, R. Principles of Polymer Systems, McGraw Hill, NY (1987). 10. Crompton, T.R. Analytical Instrumentation for the water industry, Butterworth, Heinmann Ltd., Oxford, (1991). 11. Sirivastawa, A.K. Small, Medium and Large Scale Industries, Small Industries Research Institute, New Delhi, (1996). 12. Shreve, R.M. Chemical Industry Processes. McGraw Hill Publishing Co., NY (1967).


Chemical processes i.e. unit operations, unit process, Chemical process control and instrumentation, Safety; Hazards such as fire or toxic materials. Research and development, Important modern industries, their chemistry and technology, like pharmaceutical, polymer, paper, petroleum, oil, fats and waxes, water conditioning, flavors and food additives, sugar and starch, steel, soap and detergent etc.


Every possible effort would be made to teach very updated concept on each topic. Hot issues of debate, theories and controversial opinions of different researchers about each topic would be shared with the students.


Sessional: 20% (short project, assignment, presentation and class participation)

Mid exam: 30%

Final exam: 50%

RULES AND REGULATIONS Following are the rules and regulations that students have to abide by in my class
 Class attendance. (75% class attendance)
 Study of course materials as specified by the instructor
 Completion of given task on time

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