.: Department of Chemical Engineering :.
Department of Chemical engineering of G H Patel College of Engineering & Technology (GCET) was established, way back in 1996 as one of the first undergraduate self financed (unaided) Engineering disciplines along with Information technology in the state of Gujarat. Originally affiliated to Sardar Patel University, GCET is now one of the affiliated colleges under Gujarat Technological University The department, having an intake of 60 students, has so far produced more than 650 chemical engineering graduates.
The Department currently has thirteen faculty members who bring to the Department a wealth of expertise to maintain a vibrant teaching and research environment. It has 12 laboratories with total of more than 115 equipment and bench-scale experimental set ups to cater the need of undergraduate curriculum of B.E (Chemical Engineering) of Gujarat Technological University. Today many of our distinguished alumni are holding respectable positions in industries like Reliance Petrochemicals, Essar oils, Tata Chemicals, L & T, TCS, Infosys, GSFC, Atul limited and many more.
Being situated in the most industrialized state of India, and having large chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceuticals industries around, the Chemical Engineering department has developed a strong industry-institute interface in the form various industry-institute-interaction programmes. These include but do not restrict to collaborative students’ project, 3-4 weeks of in-plant summer training at 6th semester in reputed chemical process industries, regular expert lectures from industrial resource persons and frequent industrial visits. Also, the faculty members have successfully taken up various module training programmes for the industrial personnel for skill up-gradation and consultancy assignments. One of such unique programmes “Chemical Engineering for Non-chemical Engineers” has become popular in last few years.
Ongoing research in various areas:
(i) Nanofiltration of waste water treatment plant effluent/ contaminated water.
(ii) Bioregeneration of spent activated carbon sorbed with organic contaminants
(iii) Trans esterification of waste vegetable oils
(iv) Heavy metals removal by emulsion liquid membrane.
(v) Foam stability using micellar solutions of anionic and cationic surfactants
Faculty members have a good frequency of publication peer reviewed National and International journals like Hydrometallurgy (Elsevier), Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Springer), International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (Elsevier), Journal of Polymer Science (Taylor & Francsis), Journal of Surface Science & Technology, Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research and many others