Pune University BE Petro Chemical Engineering Question Papers

Pune University BE Petro Chemical Engineering Question Papers

B.E. (Chemical Engineering) PETROCHEMICAL ENGINEERING (2008 Pattern)

(Elective – IV) (Sem. – II)

Time :3 Hours]                                                                                              [Max. Marks :100

Instructions to the candidates:-

1)            Answer three questions from section I and three questions from section II.

2)            Answers to the two sections should be written in separate books.

3)             Neat diagrams must be drawn wherever necessary.

4)             Pigures to the right indicate full marks.


QIA a) Discuss the importance of petrochemicals and the status of Petrochemical Industries in India.                                                                                                                     [8]

b) Enlist and explain the basic raw material for petrochemical synthesis and their sources.                                                                                                                               [8]


Q2) a) Explain the preparation of feedstocks for petrochemical production. [8]

b)            What are the main building blocks of petrochemical industry? Give the details of petrochemical products that are produced from benzene. [8]

Q3) Draw a flowsheet for production of naphthene and explain the process with specification and process conditions.                                                                                          [16]


Q4) Explain the production, separation and purification of BTX. Draw a neat schematic diagram.                                                                                                                            [16]

Q5) Describe the process for Production of low molecular weight olefins by Hydrocarbon cracking. Draw necessary diagrams.                                                            [18]



Q6) Write short notes on;                                                                                             [3×6]

a)            FCC in petrochemical industries.

b)            Ziegler – Natta catalysts.

c)            Thermal cracking.


Q7) a) With neat schematic diagram describe about the production of maleic anhydride from benzene?                                                                                         [12]

b) Discuss the various types and uses of second generation intermediates used as solvents and formulating agents.                                                                                  [4]


Q8) a) With neat schematic diagram describe about the production of terphthalic acid from p-Xylene?                                                                                           [12]

b)            Enlist the various compounds derived from second generation petrochemicals along with its derivatives and industrial applications. [4]

Q9) What is addition polymerization. Describe the steps and mechanism of addition polymerization.                                                                                                [16]


QIO)With neat sketches explain in detail about production of PVC along with its engineering problems.                                                                                                           [16]

QII)Describe the various sources of power generation through refinery and briefly mention about key issues and challenges for petrochemical industry in India.



Q12)Write short notes on;                                                                                            [3 x 6]

a)             Safety consideration in petrochemical plants.

b)            Recent advances in petrochemical plants 8 refineries in India.

c)            Pollution control aspects in the petrochemical plants.

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