Pune University BE Petrochemical Engineering Fine Chemical Industries Question Papers

Pune University Exam Paper

B.E. (Petrochemical Engineering) FINE CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES

(2008 Pattern) (Elective – III) (Sem. – II)

Time: 3 Hours]                                                                          [Max. Marks : 100

Instructions to candidates:

1)            Answer any three questions from each Section.

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.


QI) a) Mention about the aspects of process development in manufacturing of fine chemicals.                                                                                      [10]

b) Write a note on catalysis in fine chemical manufacturing.                             [8]

Q2) a) Mention the importance of pilot plant studies and the environmental and safety aspects of process development.                                                [10]

b) Write a note on the scale up roots and the scale up ratio.                                [6]

Q3) a) Discuss catalyst performance based on the activity, selectivity and stability.


b) Write a note on selection of catalyst.                                                                  [6]

Q4) a) Mention in brief about distillation as a most widely used method for separation in manufacture of fine chemicals.                                              [10]

b)            Write a note on applications of ion exchange resins for preparation of fine chemicals.                                                                                                                               [6]


Q5) a) Mention about the mixed plants used for preparation of fine chemicals.


b) Mention principles of good manufacturing practice.                                                                                    [6]

Q6) a) Explain in brief the criteria and constraints in production planning, scheduling and design of batch plants.                                                        [10]

b)            Explain in brief about the types of extraction processes used in manufacture of fine chemicals.                                                                                                            [6]

Q7) a) Mention in brief about the differences in the processes used for manufacturing of fine chemicals and commodity chemicals.                                       [10]

b) Write a note on mechanism of homogeneous catalysis.                                                                    [6]

Q8) a) Mention scale up procedures with respect to the scale up effects, material factors and size / shope factors.                                                                                 [10]

b)  Write a note on the role of catalysis in waste management.                                                                   [6]

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