FERTILIZER TECHNOLOGY (3360501)  

6
Credit
4 + 0 + 2
Lect + Tuto + Pract
Teaching Scheme
70 + 30 + 0
ESE + PA + ALA
Theory Marks
20 + 0 + 30
ESE + OEP + PA
Practical Marks
ESE - End Semester Examination, PA - Progress Assessment, ALA - Active Learning Assignments, OEP -Open Ended Problem


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 chemical engineers 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
The theory should be taught and practicals should be carried out in such a manner that students are able to acquire different learning outcomes in cognitive, psychomotor and affective domain:

i. Use reactions and unit operations steps in manufacturing of various fertilizers
ii. Characterize fertilizers on the basis of different properties.
iii. Identify engineering problems in fertilizer manufacturing.
iv. Handle the fertilizers.
v. Select appropriate synthesis fertilizer.

Active Learning
i. http://nptel.ac.in/courses/103107086/4
ii. http://ijset.com/ijset/publication/v1s6/285-291%20IJSET_PK%20JAGA.pdf
iii. www.gses.com/images/pressreleases/Manufacturing-Process-Fertilizer.pdf
iv. http://nzic.org.nz/ChemProcesses/production/1A.pdf
v. http://tnau.ac.in/eagri/eagri50/SSAC222/lec12.pdf
vi. www.fnca.mext.go.jp/bf/bfm/pdf/Biofertilizer_Manual.pdf