GITAM University Engineering Chemistry I Syllabus
B.Tech. (CE)I SEMESTER
Code: EURCH 104 Category: BS
Credits: 4 Hours: 4 per week
The objective of the Course is to provide knowledge in the basic concepts of the Chemistry of Engineering
Water Technology – Sources and Purification Of Water: (8 hours )
Sources of Water – Impurities in Water- Hardness of Water – Temporary and Permanent Hardness-Units.
Municipal Water treatment- Sedimentation – Coagulation–Filtration-Sterilisation – Desalination of Brackish
Water – Reverse Osmosis and Electrodialysis.
UNIT – II
Water Technology-Softening Methods and Boiler Troubles: (8 hours )
Industrial Water treatment- Lime – Soda Ash Method – Chemical reactions –Problems – Zeolite and Ion
exchange processes. Boiler Troubles –- Scale and Sludge formation – Caustic Embrittlement and Boiler
corrosion – Internal conditioning methods – phosphate and carbonate conditionings- Priming and Foaming
UNIT – III
Crystal Structure, Metals and Alloys: (9 hours )
Classification of solids – Amorphous and Crystalline solids. Types of Crystal Imperfections –
point defects – line defects and surface defects. Liquid crystals – properties and applications.
Properties of Aluminium, Iron and Titanium
Selective ferrous alloys: Composition and applications of cast iron, steels, heat resisting steels, stainless steel.
Selective non- ferrous alloys: Brass, Bronze, Aluminium alloys and Titanium alloys.
UNIT – IV
Polymers: (9 hours)
Types of Polymerization– Mechanism of addition polymerization-Moulding constituents. Differences
between Thermo Plastic and Thermosetting Resins. Preparation and Properties of Polyethylene, PVC,
Polystyrene, Polyamides (Nylon-6:6), Polycarbonates and Bakelite – Engineering applications of Plastics.
Examples of simple composite materials – metal matrix and polymer matrix.
UNIT – V
Engineering Material Science : (11 hours)
Refractories:– Classification – criteria of a good refractory. Preparation and properties of silica, magnesite
and silicon carbide refractories – clay bond, silica nitride bond and self bond in silicon carbide.
Glass: – Manufacture of glass – types of glasses: Soft glass, hard glass and pyrex glass.
Ceramics: – Structural clay products, White wares and Chemical stone wares.
Cement : Chemical composition of Portland cement. Manufacture, Setting and Hardening of Cement.
Text Books Prescribed :
Engineering Chemistry, P.C. Jain and M. Jain. Dhanapat Rai & Sons, Delhi.
Engineering Chemistry, B.K.Sharma. Krishna Prakashan, Meerut.
A Textbook of Engineering Chemistry, Sashi Chawla. Dhanapath Rai & Sons, Delhi.
Reference Books :
A Textbook of Engineering Chemistry, S.S.Dara. S.Chand & Co. New Delhi.
Material Science and Engineering, V.Raghavan. Prentice-Hall India Ltd.
Note: The figures in parentheses indicate approximate number of hours of instruction.