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Much Simpler Way for Manufacture!

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    Prof. Ch. Sanjay

    ME (CAD), Ph.d. (PE)

    Director, GITAM, Hyd.

            Chemical engineering is the branch of engineering that applies the physical sciences (e.g., chemistry and physics) and/or life sciences (e.g., biology, microbiology and biochemistry) together with mathematics and economics to processes that convert raw materials or chemicals into more useful or valuable forms. It combines knowledge of Chemistry and Engineering for the production of chemicals and related byproducts.
               Chemical Engineers use chemistry and engineering to turn raw materials into usable products, such as medicine, petrochemicals and plastics. They are also involved in waste management and research. A chemical engineer involved in industry or university research in designing and performing experiments to create new and better ways of production, controlling pollution, conserving resources. Chemical Engineer uses their knowledge in selecting plant equipment and the optimum method of production to minimize costs and increase profitability.
           Among the conventional Chemical Engineering streams, there are Ceramics, Chemical Processes, Electrochemical Processes, Molecular Chemistry based fields, Fertilizers & Pesticides, and Plastics & Polymers that are still in vogue.
           Chemical engineering involves working with the chemicals to manufacture products in a much simpler and easier way. This field of engineering plays an important role as it takes part in the production of medicines, extracted metals, paints, glass, fertilizers, plastic products, dyes and petroleum products.

    Job Profiles in Chemical Engineering

           There are numerous job opportunities for those who have completed their bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. Several manufacturing industries offer job opportunities for Chemical Engineers. They can also work in diverse fields such as health services, business etc. They can also do research in fields like nanotechnology, biotechnology etc. Chemical Engineering graduate can find employment in both private as well as government firms.

    Career Opportunities in Public sector

           Chemical engineers are employed in the chemical process and petrochemical industries. They work in pharmaceuticals, health care, pulp and paper, food-processing, polymers, biotechnology and environmental health and safety sectors. Fertilizer plants, petroleum refineries, plastic and yarn manufacturing companies, food and mineral processing industries and so on also offer jobs. The Government sector offers enormous job opportunities for Chemical Engineering graduates. They can find employment in atomic power plants, petroleum industries, refineries and health research institutes. Several openings are available for chemical Engineers in synthetic fiber manufacturing plants, explosives etc. The government of India appoints Chemical engineers for finding solutions for various environmental issues such as waste treatment, recycling, energy conservations, environmental pollution etc. They can also find job opportunities in the field of biotechnology and nanotechnology. Some of the public sector companies that offer job opportunities for a Chemical engineering graduates are listed below. ISRO, SAIL, BARC, ONGC & IOCL.

    Career opportunities in Private sector

           Chemical engineering graduates have high demand in private sector companies also. The nature of the job depends on the type of the industry. Graduates in Chemical Engineering can also work in manufacturing industries and mineral industries, Chemical equipment designing and manufacturing of chemical substances.

    Working Environment

           Most chemical engineers work in manufacturing industries, in research and development labs, productions plants, or management. Some provide engineering services as consultants in research and testing, design, or policy. The environment and hours that they work varies with the industry and kind of job.
           Chemical engineers also work in a variety of manufacturing industries other than chemical manufacturing, such as those producing energy, electronics, food, clothing, and paper. They also work in health care, biotechnology and business services. Chemical engineers apply principles of physics, mathematics and mechanical and electrical engineering as well as chemistry. Some may specialize in a particular chemical process, such as oxidation or polymerization. Others specialize in a particular field, such as nano-materials, or in the development of specific products.

    Job profile

           One can find employment opportunities with chemical industries, refineries, manufacturers of acids, medicines, varnishes, paints, fertilisers etc. Public sector organisations and private companies dealing in pharmaceuticals, synthetic fibres, textiles, plastics, explosives etc. also recruit chemical engineers.
           Can even join research organisations and laboratories as technical experts on engineering projects.

    Scope and job prospects

           Scope of Chemical Engineering in India is growing as research organizations, laboratories, defence establishments, atomic power plants and forensic investigation departments also need chemical engineering experts. Chemical Engineers are in demand at mineral-based industries, petrochemical plants, synthetic fiber units, petroleum refining plants, chemical industries, refineries, pharmaceutical companies, paints manufacturers, fertilizer industry, textiles sector, plastics, explosives, petroleum refineries and other industrial units. Chemical Engineers are employed by almost all companies in the chemical process industry.

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