Fertilizer Technology (Dept Elec-III) (2180509)  

5
Credit
3 + 2 + 0
Lect + Tuto + Pract
Teaching Scheme
70 + 20 + 10
ESE + PA + ALA
Theory Marks
30 + 0 + 20
ESE + OEP + PA
Practical Marks
ESE - End Semester Examination, PA - Progress Assessment, ALA - Active Learning Assignments, OEP -Open Ended Problem


Prerequisite
Basics of Chemical Process Industries and Chemical Technology
Rationale
Indian economy is dominated by agriculture sector. Synthetic fertilizers are must for producing good crops. Hence it is needed to provide comprehensive and balanced understanding of essential link between chemistry and the synthetic fertilizer industry. It is therefore vital for chemical engineers to understand for each fertilizer product, its flow diagram for Industry production. For this purpose,students should have skills for arranging treatment, reaction and separation steps in a flow diagram for variety of fertilizers including Nitrogenous fertilizers, Phosphatic fertilizer, Potash Fertilizer, Complex fertilizer and Bio fertilizers is essential. Hence this course is designed to achieve this objective.
Course Outcome
After learning the course the students should be able to:
1. Use reactions and unit operations steps in manufacturing of various fertilizers
2. Characterize fertilizers on the basis of different properties.
3 Identify engineering problems in fertilizer manufacturing.
4. Handle the fertilizers.
5. Select appropriate synthesis fertilizer.

Active Learning
Preparation of power-point slides, which include videos, animations, pictures, graphics for better understanding theory and practical work – The faculty will allocate chapters/ parts of chapters to groups of students so that the entire syllabus to be covered. The power-point slides should be put up on the web-site of the College/ Institute, along with the names of the students of the group, the name of the faculty, Department and College on the first slide. The best three works should submit to GTU.