Chemical & Energy Engineering Labs

Lab Facilities

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Inorganic and Organic Lab

The students will learn basic techniques of chemistry. The students will become familiar with basic skills, techniques and apparatus. The experiments related to spectroscopy, chromatography, organic chemical reactions, salt analysis, elemental analysis and catalysis will be demonstrated and conducted.

Equipment List:

  • UV/Visible Spectrophotometer
  • Abbes Refractometer
  • Oil bath
  • Melting Point Apparatus
  • Hot plate with magnetic stirrer
  • Analytical Electronic Balance (100g)
  • Analytical Electronic Balance (3000g)
  • Desiccator with Vacuum Pump
  • Rotary Evaporator Including Vacuum Pump
  • Furnace
  • Water Distillation Assembly
  • Bomb Calorimeter
  • Mechanical Shaker
  • Water bath 4 &6 holes
  • UV Lamp

Analytical & Physical Chemistry Lab

The analytical and physical chemistry lab offers students an introduction to physical and analytical chemistry techniques. The application of principles learned in class is reinforced by performing experiments in the lab. The students will be enlightened and educated to a broad range of basic analytical and other techniques used in chemistry and chemical engineering.

Equipment List:Equipment List:

  • Table Top Centrifuge
  • UV/Visible Spectrophotometer
  • Conductivity meter
  • Flame photometer
  • Hot plate with magnetic stirrer
  • Analytical Electronic Balance (100g)
  • Analytical Electronic Balance (3000g)
  • Glass viscometer
  • Ultrasonic Bath
  • PH Meter
  • Furnace
  • Autoclave
  • Water Distillation Assembly
  • Heating Mantle
  • Bomb Calorimeter
  • Water BATH
  • UV lamp
  • Melting point Apparatus
  • Dessicator with vacuum pump
  • Oven
  • Mechanical shaker
  • Abbes Refractrometer

Heat Transfer Lab

In chemical industries, various operations are assisted with heat addition and rejection by using a variety of heat exchangers and reactors whose performance is highly affected through heat transfer. Therefore, the heat transfer lab is designed to familiarize the students with the various modes of heat transfer by applying its fundamentals through equipment.

Equipment List:

  • Concentric Double Pipe Heat Exchanger
  • Heat Exchanger Service unit with DAQ
  • Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger
  • Radiation Heat Transfer Unit
  • Film & Dropwise Condensation Unit,
  • Flow Boiling Demonstration Unit Free and force convention unit Heat conduction Unit
  • Thermal conductivity apparatus
  • Plate and frame heat exchanger

Fluid Mechanics Lab

In fluid mechanics lab, fluids and their flow behaviors are studied and observed. Pressure variations are calculated through gauges for compressible fluids when they flow through convergent-divergent nozzles. Various theoretical demonstrations of different laws of fluid mechanics are checked through lab equipment.

Equipment List:

  • Flow Meter Trainer
  • Fluid Statics and Manometry Hydraulics Bench
  • Osborne- Reynold’s Demonstration unit
  • Multi-Pump Test Rig
  • Flexible Impeller Pump
  • Plunger Pump or Reciprocating Pump, Diaphragm Pump
  • Fixed and Fluidized Bed Equipment
  • Centrifugal Fan Demonstration Unit
  • Centrifugal Pump Demonstration Unit
  • Drag Coefficient Apparatus Bernoulli’s Theorem Apparatus
  • Free and Force Vortex Apparatus Fluid Friction Apparatus with Hydraulic Bench

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics Lab

In the thermodynamics lab, equipment is related to the basic laws and applications of thermodynamics like boiler, refrigeration unit, Joule-Thomson apparatus, and Boyle`s law apparatus. This lab not only allows students to have a thorough understanding of these principles but also develops the basic requirement of a chemical engineer, i.e., to cope with the wide variety of problems such as calculation of heat and work requirement of physical and chemical processes.

Equipment List:

  • Expansion Process unit
  • Temperature Measurement & Calibration unit
  • Pressure Measurement & Calibration Unit
  • Saturation Pressure Unit
  • Recycle Loop
  • Mechanical Heat Pump
  • Solar Energy Demonstration Unit
  • Refrigeration Cycle Demonstration Unit with DAQ software
  • Single Cylinder Steam Engine
  • Mechanical Equivalent of Heat Apparatus
  • Laser Thermometers


This laboratory supports basic courses in machine tools and machining at the undergraduate level. The experiments to be performed in the laboratory are designed in such a way as to reinforce understanding of the basic principles and practical skills needed by students to visualize various phenomena encountered in different applications. The questions provided at the end of each experiment reinforce the students’ understanding, besides preparing them for viva-voce exams.

Equipment List:

  • Pillar drill
  • Cut Off Machine
  • Bench grinder
  • Milling Machine
  • Shaper Machine
  • Lathe Machine
  • CNC Machine
  • Tool Kit

Chemical Process Technology Lab

Chemical process technology lab provides hands-on experience for industrial/ semi-industrial equipment. CPT lab is mainly focused on process and plant design, scale-up, etc. The students will utilize diverse scientific concepts from different subjects in one assignment/project, for instance, analytical chemistry, thermodynamics, heat and mass balances, unit operations, kinetics, process control, uncertainty calculations, sampling techniques, safety, and environmental aspects.

Equipment List:

  • Various industry pilot plants
  • Furnace
  • oil bath
  • Mechanical Shaker
  • oven
  • conductivity meter
  • PH Meter

Computer Lab

The lab facility helps to design, simulate, and optimize different chemical engineering processes. ANSYS Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Software used to predict the impact of fluid flows under different conditions during operations. HyperChem is also used for building new molecules, predicting their molecular mechanics and dynamics. ASPEN Engineering Suite (AES) is extensively used for designing Chemical Process Industries, optimization of existing and new process industries, economic evaluations, and feasibility studies of process industries. There are 50 workstations at the simulation laboratory. 

Electrical Engineering Lab (Shared)

Electrical Engineering Lab aims to provide basic knowledge of electrical equipment and skills to undergraduate students through various experiments. This lab is focused on the fundamentals of circuit analysis, voltage, current, sources, and Ohm’s law to resolve complex electric circuits. Also gives the
PAF-IAST PROSPECTUS 2020 43 solutions for resistive circuits followed by complex elements, e.g., capacitors, inductors and operational amplifiers, circuits with DC sources, and circuits with sinusoidal sources

Labs in Procurement Phase

– Particle Technology Lab
– Separation Processes-I Lab
– Separation Processes-II Lab
– Fuels and Energy Engineering Lab
– Chemical Reaction Engineering Lab
– Instrumentation and Process Control Lab
– Environmental Engineering Lab

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