What Is Chemical Engineering ?
“Chemical engineering is the study and practice of transforming substances at large scales for the tangible improvement of the human condition. Such transformations are executed to produce other useful substances or energy, and lie at the heart of vast segments of the chemical, petroleum and pharmaceutical industries.”
“Chemical engineers take chemistry out of the laboratory and into the factory and the world around us”.
The study involves understanding, interpreting and conceiving of single or sequential unit operations/processes such as pre-treatment, mixing, reactions, separations and purifications. The scientific aspects of momentum, heat & mass transfer and chemical reactions lie at the core of the chemical engineering.
Chemical Engineering also addresses the challenges in energy, water and environmental pollution. This branch of engineering also plays a role in developing fascinating gadgets such as point-of-care diagnostic microfluidic devices, thin film batteries, micro chips, etc.