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Organisation : Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology
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Entrance Exam : All India SLIET Entrance Test SET-2017
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SET Syllabus :
SLIET Entrance Test (SET-V) for admission to Ph.D. Programme will consist of one paper of two hours duration. This paper will have 100 objective type questions of 100 marks.
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Note: Answers of the objective type questions are to be filled in the OMR answer sheet given separately during the Examination.
Marks: 100 (100 questions)
Time : 02 Hours
Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering) :
Marks: 100 (100 questions)
Research Methodology (50%) :
Research Aptitude, Reasoning, Data interpretation, information technology, people and Environment, Numerical Ability, Numerical Analysis, Statistics, Communication Ability, Higher education system (Governance, Policy and administration)
Subject Paper(50%) :
Process Calculations and Thermodynamics:
Laws of conservation of mass and energy; use of tie components; recycle, bypass and purge calculations; Degree of freedom analysis. First and Second laws of thermodynamics.First law application to close and open systems.
Second law and Entropy, Thermodynamic properties of pure substances: equation of state and departure function, properties of mixtures: partial molar properties, fugacity, excess properties and activity coefficients; phase equilibria: predicting VLE of systems; chemical reaction equilibria.
Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations:
Fluid statics, Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, Bernoulli equation, Macroscopic friction factors, energy balance, dimensional analysis, shell balances, flow through pipeline systems, flow meters, pumps and compressors, packed and fluidized beds, elementary boundary layer theory, size reduction and size separation; free and hindered settling; centrifuge and cyclones; thickening and classification, filtration, mixing and agitation; conveying of solids.
Conduction, convection and radiation, heat transfer coefficients, steady and unsteady heat conduction, boiling, condensation and evaporation; types of heat exchangers, evaporators and their design.
Fick’s law, molecular diffusion in fluids, mass transfer coefficients, film, penetration and surface renewal theories; momentum, heat and mass transfer analogies; stagewise and continuous contacting and stage efficiencies; HTU & NTU concepts design and operation of equipment for distillation, absorption, leaching, liquid-liquid extraction, drying, humidification, dehumidification and adsorption.
Chemical Reaction Engineering:
Theories of reaction rates; kinetics of homogeneous reactions, interpretation of kinetic data, single and multiple reactions in ideal reactors, non-ideal reactors; residence time distribution, single parameter model; non-isothermal reactors; kinetics of heterogeneous catalytic reactions; diffusion effects in catalysis.
Instrumentation and Process Control:
Measurement of process variables; sensors, transducers and their dynamics, transfer functions and dynamic responses of simple systems, process reaction curve, controller modes (P, PI, and PID); control valves; analysis of closed loop systems including stability, frequency response and controller tuning, cascade, feed forward control.
Plant Design and Economics:
Process design and sizing of chemical engineering equipment such as compressors, heat exchangers, ultistage contactors; principles of process economics and cost estimation including total annualized cost, cost indexes, rate of return, payback period, discounted cash flow, optimization in design.
Inorganic chemical industries; sulfuric acid, NaOH, fertilizers (Ammonia, Urea, SSP and TSP); natural products industries (Pulp and Paper, Sugar, Oil, and Fats); petroleum refining and petrochemicals; polymerization industries; polyethylene, polypropylene, PVC and polyester synthetic fibers.