Industrial Chemistry

Programmes Offered

  • B.Sc. / B.Sc. (Hons) in Industrial Chemistry
  • M.Sc. and M.Res. in Industrial Chemistry

Curriculum

B.Sc. in Industrial Chemistry

B.Sc-IC

B.Sc. (Honours) in Industrial Chemistry

Students who passed second year with GPA greater than 4 are eligible to attend B.Sc. Honours classes for three more years. After finished successfully, they are earned B.Sc. (Hons) degree majoring in Industrial Chemistry.

B.SC(Hons)-IC

M.Sc. in Industrial Chemistry

Students who passed B.Sc. (Hons) with GPA greater than 4 are eligible to attend M.Sc. classes for two more years. After finished successfully, they are earned M.Sc. degree majoring in Industrial Chemistry.
Fields of research currently conducting at the department are fundamental and applied researches in organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, food science, cosmetic technology and environment science.

M.SC-IC

Course Descriptions

This module composed of two main components, organic chemistry and analytical chemistry. Organic chemistry course is designed to provide the students with thorough understanding of fundamental principles of organic chemistry including nomenclature, preparation and reactions of halogen derivatives of alkanes; monohydric alcohols; ethers; aldehydes and ketones; monocarboxylic acids and acid Derivatives; amines and polyfunctional compounds. Analytical Chemistry course include acids and bases, hydrolysis; theory of neutralization; acid-base titrations and the use of indicators, titration curves; ionic equilibria; the dilution law; dissociation constant of weak acids and weak bases; buffer solutions; quantitative treatment of salt hydrolysis; the solubility product; precipitation titrations; application of organic chelating reagents to volumetric analysis, and chromatography.
This module composed of two main components, inorganic chemistry and physical chemistry. Inorganic chemistry course includes the structure of atoms; chemical periodicity, Group IA, IIA, IIIB, IVB, VB and VIB elements and their compounds; introduction to material science, chemical metallurgy; extraction of some metals from ores and alloys. Physical chemistry course deals with gases and the kinetic molecular theory; solutions; chemical equilibrium; surface chemistry; colloids; electrochemistry and electrolytic refining and electroplating of metals; dynamic electrochemistry: processes at electrodes.
This module concerns with the chemistry of aromatic compounds including nomenclature, preparation and reactions. In addition, students enable to learn about natural polymers such as carbohydrate and protein.
Unit operations show how they are intimately related in the chemical engineering aspects of organic synthesis. These modules cover the fundamental concepts of chemical process related to the phenomenon of fluid flow. The module covers Units and Dimensions, Dimensional Analysis, Industrial Equipment for Chemical Processes; Flow of Fluids; Size Separation; Size Reduction; and Sedimentation which are important unit operations in industries.
This course introduces the chemical engineering calculations. It deals with the material and energy balance of a chemical process using chemical analysis: chemical equations, stoichiometric relations, mass relations and volume relations in chemical reactions with related problems. In addition, the module is designed to enable students to learn on Material Balance: Key Components, Simultaneous Equations; By Pass and Recycle; Process Flow Diagrams and Products; Material Balance Computations; Energy Balance: The First Law; Types of Heat Effects; Heat Capacities Thermochemistry; Heat of Formation; Heat of Reaction; Heat of Combustion; Related Problems.
The aim of this module is to provide to the students thorough understanding of chemical thermodynamics and related laws. It also includes the phase rules which are applicable to distillation and fractional distillation, and the criteria of catalysis.
Unit operations show how they are intimately related in the chemical engineering aspects of organic synthesis. These modules cover the fundamental concepts of chemical process related to the phenomenon of fluid flow. It enables student to familiarize with the unit operations of chemical engineering. It includes the operations involving heat transfer by conduction, convection and radiation with their related laws. In addition, evaporation in steam boiler, type of boilers, heat transfer coefficient in evaporation, liquid film coefficients, scale, multiple effect evaporation, properties of steam, estimation of dryness fraction and related problems will be studied.
This module concerns with the fuel science and technology. It covers the fuels such as fossil fuel: solid, liquid and gaseous fuel used in most of the industries. Their origin, sampling, properties, processing, testing, analysis, mechanism of combustion and combustion calculation, subsequent atmospheric pollution, air pollution and methods of pollution control will be discussed in this module.
The purpose of this module is to enable student familiarize with Natural Waters; Physical, Chemical and Biological Characteristics of Water; Water Quality Standards for Surface Water, Drinking Water and Water Supply Sources. In addition, student will be able to learn specifically on Methods of Water Treatment such as Aeration, Sedimentation, Coagulation, and Softening.
This module deals with converting raw materials into usable products by various processes. Detailed discussion of manufacturing process is included only to the extent required for the elucidation of the basic principles. It is expected that the present module will continue to serve as a “semi works course” to facilitate the student’s transition from the university classroom to an industrial environment.
This module covers a broad sense on Hydrolysis, Esterification and Oxidation. Hydrolysis: Definition and Scope, Hydrolyzing Agents, Materials Susceptible to Hydrolysis, Equipment for Hydrolysis, and Technical Operations Involving Hydrolysis; Esterification: Esterification by Organic Acids, Esterification of Carboxylic Acid Derivatives, Esters by Addition to Unsaturated Systems, Esters of Inorganic Acids, and Esterification Practice; Oxidation: Types of Oxidative Reactions, Oxidizing Agents, Liquid Phase Oxidation with Oxidizing Compounds, Vapour Phase Oxidation of Aliphatic Compounds, Vapour Phase Oxidation of Aromatic Hydrocarbons, and Apparatus for Oxidation.
Unit operations are concerned with those separation processes that depend upon differences in physical properties, rather than chemical behavior. Such processes depend either upon a difference in composition of phases at equilibrium or upon a difference in the rate of mass transfer of constituents of a mixture. This module is designed to enable student to learn Mass Transfer: Mechanism, Laws of Diffusion and Diffusion Coefficients, Theories of Mass Transfer Across a Phase Boundary; Phase Equilibria: Equilibrium, Judgment of Equilibrium, Fugacity, Composition of Phases in Equilibrium, Fugacity of Pure Component, Miscible Systems, Quantitative Treatment, Qualitative Treatment, Application of Equilibrium Constants; and Distillation: Temperature-Composition Diagram, Equilibrium Diagram, Enthalpy-Composition Diagram, Different Methods of Computation, and Distillation Equipment.
This module deals with Classification of Chemical Reaction; Principles and Concepts of Chemical Kinetics; Kinetics of Homogeneous Reactions: Concentration-dependent Term of a Rate Equation, Determination of Order of Reaction and Rate Constant; Temperature-dependent Term of a Rate Equation; Theory of Reaction Rates, and Experimental Methods for the Determination of Reaction Rates.
These modules concerned with the study of chemicals derived from petroleum. It includes Petrochemicals, Manufacture of Olefins, Olefin Polymerisation, Derivatives from Olefins, Aromatics from Petroleum and their Derivatives, Synthetic Gas for Ammonia and Methanol from Hydrocarbons, Synthetic Fibres, Synthetic Detergents, Synthetic Rubber, Carbon Black, Petroleum Wax, Petroleum Coke and Methanol Plant. These are important for the oil and gas based industries.
These modules provide a comprehensive coverage of the fundamental principles and current practices in water processing, wastewater treatment and sludge processing. The subjects of water quality and pollution are also introduced to understand the reasons for the selection of processes in water and waste water treatment. The objective is to transfer knowledge of these modules to persons interested in continuing their study in sanitary technology and engineering and to persons interested in operations and manufacture of water and wastewater facilities.
This module deals with converting raw materials into usable products by various processes. Detailed discussion of manufacturing process is included only to the extent required for the elucidation of the basic principles. It is expected that the present module will continue to serve as a “semi works course” to facilitate the student’s transition from the university classroom to an industrial environment.
This module covers 1) Nitration: Introduction, Nitrating Agents, Aromatic Nitration, Kinetics and Mechanism of Aromatic Nitration, Nitration of Paraffinic Hydrocarbons, Nitrate Esters, N-Nitro Compounds, Thermodynamics of Nitrations, Process Equipment for Technical Nitration, Mixed Acid for Nitrations, Typical Industrial Nitration Processes and 2) Sulfonation and Sulfation.
Unit operations are concerned with those separation processes that depend upon differences in physical properties, rather than chemical behavior. Such processes depend either upon a difference in composition of phases at equilibrium or upon a difference in the rate of mass transfer of constituents of a mixture. This module is designed to enable student to learn about Extraction: Liquid-Liquid Extraction and Leaching; Equilibria, Extraction Equipment, Computational Methods; and Absorption: Absorption Equipment, Properties of Tower Packing, Types of Tower Packing, Two-phase Flow through Packed Towers, Gas Absorption in Packed Towers— Material Balance, Rate Equations, Overall Mass Transfer Coefficients, and Concept of a Transfer Unit.
The purpose of this module is to enable students to know about the industrial physical chemistry as it is an essential role for the construction of the chemical reactors and it is inextricably associated with all chemical reactions and, therefore, is particularly important in the study in practice of unit processes.
The module is designed to learn about Chemical Reaction Engineering; Reactor Design- Introduction to Reactor Design, Single Ideal Reactors; Heat Effects; and Flow Behaviour of Reactor.
Plastics form a very large, comprehensive family with a wide range of properties that can meet almost every requirements of the packaging industry. This module concerns with the raw materials, types and characteristics of plastics, manufacture of plastics and quality control are conducted.
This module covers economic principles and elementary accounting procedures. It also illustrate the techniques in applying the principles to problems of the various types that are encountered by the process engineer in practice, with the emphasis being placed on comparative annual costs, earning rates, amortization, cost estimation, total capital investment and estimation of product costs and cost analysis. By this module students will be able to learn Basic Mathematical Equations for Economic Study; Amortization; Cost Estimation: Total Capital Investment and Estimation of Product Costs; and Cost Analysis.
This module deals with converting raw materials into usable products by various processes. Detailed discussion of manufacturing process is included only to the extent required for the elucidation of the basic principles. It is expected that the present module will continue to serve as a “semi works course” to facilitate the student’s transition from the university classroom to an industrial environment. This module covers a broad sense on Hydrogenation and Polymerization.
Unit operations are concerned with those separation processes that depend upon differences in physical properties, rather than chemical behavior. Such processes depend either upon a difference in composition of phases at equilibrium or upon a difference in the rate of mass transfer of constituents of a mixture. This module covers Filtration and Filters and Crystallization: Formation of Nuclei, Crystallization Equipment, and the Problems.
This module offers some important topics to student who is majoring in Industrial Chemistry. It deals with the Nitrogen-based Industries (Fertilizers); Fats and Oils Technologies and Soap; and Detergents and Related Compounds. It addition, students enable to learn Research Methodology including Management process; Technological costing; and Environmental research. Moreover, the module is designed to offer a good usage of technical English; writing the research paper and seminar presentation.
This module deals with some chemical industries which is a major, growing influence on all our lives, encompassing household commodities and utensils, industrial materials and components, medicines and drugs, and the production of chemical has become an essential factor in the economy of any industrialized nation. The purpose of this module is to enable student to learn more about Chlor-alkali Industry, Hydrochloric Acid and The Sulphur Industry.
This module is a continuation study of IC 4101/ 4201 that covers economic principles and elementary accounting procedures. They also illustrate the techniques in applying the principles to problems of the various types that are encountered by the process engineer in practice, with the emphasis being placed on comparative annual costs, earning rates, amortization, cost estimation, total capital investment and estimation of product costs and cost analysis. Detail topics are: Economics of Selecting Alternates; Economic Balance of Industrial Processes; Economic Analysis of a Process; Selection of Site for an Industrial Plant; and Industrial Management.
This module deals with converting raw materials into usable products by various processes. Detailed discussion of manufacturing process is included only to the extent required for the elucidation of the basic principles. It is expected that the present module will continue to serve as a “semi works course” to facilitate the student’s transition from the university classroom to an industrial environment. This module is about Polymerization Practice and Alkylation.
Unit operations are concerned with those separation processes that depend upon differences in physical properties, rather than chemical behavior. Such processes depend either upon a difference in composition of phases at equilibrium or upon a difference in the rate of mass transfer of constituents of a mixture. This module covers Drying such that General Principles, Classifications of Dryers, and Design Calculation.
The module deals with Introduction to material science and nuclear chemistry and nuclear fuels as natural radioactivity, radioactive decay. Nuclear stability, binding energy and nuclear energy can be studied. Fundamentals of corrosion, qualitative ideas, electromotive series of standard electrode potentials, thermodynamics corrosion theory, extended thermodynamic — EH/pH diagrams, protection, cathodic and anodic protection, preventive measures can be studied.
This module is a continuation in the study of chemical process industries and deals with Pulp and Paper Industries, and Cosmetics Industry.
Chemical engineering plant design is neither a unit operation nor a unit process, but must be considered as one of the tools of the chemical engineering profession. The designed plant is based not only upon the application of accurate fundamental principles and data but also upon the economic phases of the process with emphasis being placed upon costs as an important factor in plant design. By studying the former module, students enable to learn General Design Considerations; Cost Estimation in Relation to Optimum Design; Materials Transfer; Handling and Treatment Equipment and Design, and Costs of the design. The later module concerns with Designs and Cost of Heat-Transfer Equipment and Mass-Transfer Equipment.
These modules are concerning with studies on unit processes in details. Former module is a continuation of the module, IC 4208, that concerns with Alkylation. Later module covers Hydrocarbon Synthesis and Hydroformylation; Halogenation; and Amination by Reduction.
The purpose of this module is enable student to familiarize with modern techniques and including Theories, Instrumentation and Applications of UV, IR and NMR. Then, students will apply this knowledge to determine the functional group present in some food and cosmetic products. These are now becoming a very valuable analytical tool to the organic chemist and biochemist.
This module deals with Food Product Industries that includes Juice-making, Jams and Candied Fruits (Preserved)-making. In addition, it covers Sauces and Spices-making and their Preservation, Spoilage and Canning.
The purpose of this module is to enable students to achieve basic knowledge concerning with fuel science and how to utilize the basic concepts for the determination of chimney height to reduce the air pollution in industrial zones. The module deals with Solid Fuel Based Synthetic Fuels; Coal Briquettes; Coal-Water Mixture (CWM) and Colloidal Fuel; Liquid Fuel: Petroleum Based Hydraulic Fluids and Synthetic Hydraulic Fluid; Gaseous Fuel; Gasification Processes; Methane Reforming and Methane Synthesis; Gas Burner Design; Calculation of Flammability Characteristics of Hydrocarbons and Alcohols; Fissile Fuel; Nuclear Fuels and Fuel Cycles; Energy Conversion by Nuclear Reactions; and Radiation Hazards. In addition, students enable to learn Fuel Science Process of Combustion; Statistical Approach to Combustion Calculations; Calculation of Chimney Heights; and Maximum Gas Concentration at Ground Level (GLCmax).
In bioprocess engineering practice, the knowledge components of basic, physical, chemical, abstract and engineering sciences in association with bioscience domains have been integrated with research and development (R&D) in bioprocess and biosystems for advancing process biotechnology. The integration objective is to utilize material resource for its biotransformation into high value commercially potential products. These modules intend for students who want to become a special UG and PG degree holders in biochemical engineering and biotechnology and related areas.
In the first semester, students will learn IC 5206 that includes the Characteristics of Bio-Products and Lipid Biosynthesis. In the second semester, students will learn IC 5212 that covers Food and Enzymes Produced by Microorganisms and Fermentation and Other uses of Microorganisms.
Unit operations as valuable to the operating engineer as to the designer, since all industrial operations, or plants, are composed physically of a series of unit operation in their proper sequence. In this course, chemical reactors, industrial furnaces, dryers commercial reactor design and uses can be learnt. The purpose of this module is to enable students to know mechanisms of dryers and furnaces and how to operate them.
The purpose of this module is to enable students to know more about the Chemical Industries of Myanmar. In addition, students will learn Perfume and Flavouring Industries; Industrial Gases and Industrial Planning and Analysis.
The purpose of this module is to enable students to familiarize with Environmental Science. It explains about environment that affect ecosystems and human life; the impacts of human activities on various aspects of environmental quality; and the environmental economic and cultural factors that shape urban development. It also reveals the effect of weather on pollution, chemical reaction in the atmosphere and stratospheric ozone. This course aims to understand how to prevent the forest damage and increase the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere can cause the weather changes and also acid rain. In addition, students will learn more specific on Effect of Weather on Pollution; Mist, Fog and Smog; Chemical Reaction in the Atmosphere; Stratospheric Ozone; Air Pollution and Solid Waste.
These modules deal with gas phase mass transfer and its application as humidification operations and drying of solids. Former module deals with technology and process analysis of cement industry, sulphuric acid industry, nitrogen-based industry and stoichiometric problems based on the above selected industries. Later module deals with factors influence the design of vessels, criteria in vessel design, design of tall vertical vessels and high-pressure monobloc vessels can be studied.
This module composed of two parts, namely, Unit Operation and Instrumental Methods of Analysis. Unit operation deals with transfer of material from one phase to another are treated by the method of equilibrium stages or contacts. It includes chemical reaction equilibria, steam distillation, multicomponent distillation such as azeotropic distillation, crystallization and adsorption technology. These operations are related into the modern techniques for the analysis of compounds. Instrumental methods of analysis concerns with UV, IR, NMR, mass spectroscopy and atomic absorption spectroscopy those are important techniques for the identification of compounds.
This module aims to introduce students about Biotechnology. It covers the Characteristics of Biological Material, the Flow of Energy in Biological World, the Metabolism of Carbohydrates, the Metabolism of Fatty Acids, and the Metabolism of Amino Acids.
Former module deals with Sugar Industry, Cosmetic Technology (Emulsification and Cosmetic Colors) and Preservation of Cosmetics. Later module deals with Paint Industry, Industrial Packaging, Leather Industry and Lubricants. These industries are thoroughly studied because they are typical industries which produce the edible oil, hydrogenated oil, soap, ammonia, fertilizer, paint, lubricant, cosmetic and sugar. Research is a scientific method of inquiry involving a formal process of verifying knowledge. Research methodology as management process, technological costing, environmental research, writing the research paper and final seminar presentation will be discussed. The conceptual structure would be conducted in research design. Literature review is an important step in a research process. Data collection is the most fundamental aspects of research.
The module deals with nuclear reactors and nuclear fuels, neutrons and neutron interactions, chain reaction and nuclear reactors, engineering aspects of nuclear power reactors, protection from radioactivity and waste disposal. Radiation as radiation measurement, effects of radiation, sources of radiation, uses of radiation and radioactive waste disposal also included. Chromatographic methods such as paper, column and thin layer chromatography; with emphasis on GLC and HPLC will be learn. In addition, students enable to study instrumentation and application of X-ray diffraction methods. Both paper and thin-layer chromatography provide remarkably simple and inexpensive means for separating and identifying the components of small samples of complex inorganic, organic, and biochemical substances. Furthermore, the methods permit reasonably accurate quantitative determination of the concentrations of the components of such mixtures.
The module covers wastewater processing that reveals preliminary treatment of water, sedimentation, biological filtration, biological aeration, stabilization ponds, characteristics and quantities of waste sludge, thickening of waste sludge, anaerobic and aerobic digestion, composting, land disposal, incineration and drying. In addition students will learn about Effluent Treatment and Disposal Process in Chemical Industries such as pesticides, fertilizers, pulp and paper industries, food processing, and allied industries.
This module deals with food product industries such as juice making, jams and candied fruits making, sauces and spices making and their preservation , spoilage and canning of food products. It covers Constituents of Food Properties and Significance; Nutritive Aspects of Food Constituents; Confectioneries; Milk and Milk Products; and Dehydrated Preserved Foods. These courses intend to understand how to produce the hygienic and nutritious food products. There is an underlying unity in the food industries; based on the nature of the chemical components present in many different foodstuffs, on the engineering techniques employed, on common problems of micro-biology, of hygiene and of nutrition. This module will be of use to chemists who engaged in food processing, as well as to students preparing for careers in the food industries.
The purpose of this module is to enable students to familiarize with commercially important oil and fat products and the processes used in the manufacture of these products. It deals with practical operations on the practical operations of refining, bleaching, deodorization, and hydrogenation, production of edible oils, uses of non-edible oils and hydrogenated fats and their uses.
This module concerns with introduction of pilot plants, necessity and purpose, function, size estimation, location personnel requirements, operation programming, sampling data, report of results, cost factor and safety factors. Students enable to learn Principle of similarity as dimensional analysis, Scale up equations, extrapolations and analog models. Pilot plant design for flow rates as mixing equipments, heat transfer equipments, design methods for packed towers, batch and continuous distillation columns, pilot plants for reactors, furnaces, filters and mechanical operations equipments can also be included in this module.
Thermal analysis comprises a group of techniques where the properties of material are studied as they change with temperature. It includes the thermo-physical properties several methods are commonly used: Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA).

Contact Information

Dr.Professor Name

Professor- Department Head
Department of Industrial Chemistry,Dagon University, Bohmu Ba Htoo Road, Yangon
(+95-01) 585171, (+95-09) 5092616
industrialchemistry@dagonuniversity.edu.mm

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