[The existing syllabi for the subjects under Paper-I now (previously Paper -I and Paper –II)
have been clubbed together and constituted as a single syllabus]
PAPER-I Code No: 025
CHEMICAL PROCESS CALCULATION AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS:-
Properties of gases liquids and solids - Gas laws - Thermodynamics functions - Chemical and
Phase Equilibrium - Laws of Thermodynamics - Ideal and non-ideal gases and solutions - partial
molal properties - Material and Energy balance involving recycle, by pass and purge,
MOMENTUM, HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER OPERRATIONS:- Newtonian and non-Newtonian
fluids, compressible and non - compressible fluids, flow in closed ducts, packed beds and fluidised
bed. Continuity and conservation equations. Heat transfer by conduction, convection and Radiation -
Heat exchanger equipment. Laws of Diffusion, Theories of mass transfer, Interphase mass transfer.
Analogy of the above three operations.
MECHANICAL OPERATIONS AND RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES:- Size reduction, particle
size analysis, mixing and agitation, sedimentation, filtration, flotation: Potential for energy sources,
energy conservation, Solar energy, Thermal, Photoelectic, Ocean, Geothermal, Wind energy, Bioenergy
ENGINEERING MATERIALS AND SAFETY IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES:- Materials of construction
for chemical industries, metallic, non-metallic, ceramic and polymeric materials, corrosion. Industrial
safety principles. Site selection and plant layout. Chemical hazards classification. Dangerous
occupational health diseases. Engineering control of plants, safety in operations and processes.
CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY:- Inorganic chemical Industries - an overview, Acids, Fertilisers,
industrial gases, marine chemicals, cement, glass and ceramics, Refractories, Organic chemical
Industries - an overview; natural products. Soap, Sugar, Paper, Rubber, Petrolem products,
fermentation products, Intermediates and Dyes.
Instrumentation and Process Control :- Principles, on - off, proportional, integral, Serivative and
combined modes of control. Feed back control systems and its elements. Analysis of control
systems, Measurement and control of Temperature, pressure, flow of fluids, PH and Humidity. Micro
processer - based control.
Design & Optimisation and Environmental Engineering :- Process selection, flow diagrams, plant
location and layout, optimisation techniques. Cost estimation, plant utilities, safety analysis of
process plants. Environmental Engineering sources of impurities. Air and water quality standards,
monitoring of pollutants, waste disposal, Noise pollution. Meterology and air pollution.
Multi - Phase Mass Transfer Operations:- Absorption, distillation, liquid - liquid extraction,
adsorption, membrane separation process, continuous contact operation and theory. Batch process.
Chemical Reaction Engineering:- Chemical Kinetics, interpretation of rate data in variable volume
and constant volume systems ideal reactors. Concept of ideality. Development of design expression
for batch, tubular, and stired tank reactors, combined reactors, comparison advantages and
limitations in applications, thermal characteristics of reactors. Isothermal, adiabatic, non adiabatic
condition - principles of reactor stability.
Numerical Methods and Computational Techniques:- Emprical laws and curvefitting - Equations with
real Co-efficients and imaginary roots - equations with rational coefficients and irrational roots -
symmetric functions of the roots - Transformation of equations. Numerical solutions of linear -
algebric equations. Numerical solutions of non - linear - algebric equations - solution of initial value
ordinary differential equations. Boundary value of non - linear ODE - solution of partical differential
Paper 2 - TNPSC Combined Engineering Services Exam General Studies Syllabus