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B Tech Process Engineering Principles May/Jun 2008
Answer any FIVE Questions
All Questions carry equal marks
1. (a) What are the various unit operations involved in downstream processing?
(b) Explain in detail about the various unit operations involved in process indus- tries.
2. 17.2 Grams of N2O4 gas, when heated to 100oC at 720 mm Hg undergoes 90% dis-
sociation according to the equation N2O4 ! 2NO2. Calculate the volume occupied
at 100oC and 720 mm Hg assuming ideal gas law.
3. State and prove Bernoulli’s theorem for incompressible fluid and indicate the cor-
rections necessary for its applications. 
4. (a) If the velocity distribution of a fluid over a plate is given by u=(3/4)y-y2 where
u is the velocity in metre per sec at a distance of y meters above the plate,
determine the shears stress at y=0.15 meters.
Take the dynamic viscosity of the fluid as 8.5×10−5 kg-sec/m.
(b) Classify the types of fluid. [8+8]
5. Write briefly on the following :
(a) Friction factor chart
(b) Velocity distribution in laminar flow
(c) Velocity distribution in turbulent flow
(d) Indicate the difference between skin friction and form friction.
(a) Drag coefficients of typical shapes
(b) Ergun equation.
7. (a) Derive an expression for the pressure difference across two limbs of a differ-
ential manometer containing two gauge fluids, mutually immissible. What
factors influence the sensitivity?
(b) A simple U-tube manometer is installed across an orifice meter. The manome-
ter is filled with mercury (sp. Gravity =13.6) and the liquid above the mercury
is carbon tetrachloride (sp. Gravity =1.6). The manometer reads 300 mm.
What is the pressure difference over the manometer in Newton’s per square meter?
8. (a) Explain the construction and working of a volute pump. Explain its function
with neat sketches.
(b) A centrifugal pump is to be used to extract water from a condenser in which
the vacuum is 640 mm of Hg. At the rated discharge the net positive suction
head must be at least 3.0m above the cavitation vapour pressure of 710 mm
Hg. If losses in a suction pipe account for a head of 1.5 m. What must be the
least height of the liquid level in the condenser above the pump inlet.
(c) Discuss briefly about centrifugal pumps.