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Department of Applied Chemistry

The Department was established in year 1999 and it comprises of highly qualified, well experienced and dedicated faculty. The prime responsibility of the Department is to organize the teaching of Applied Chemistry and Environment & Ecology to the undergraduate Engineering students. The department is also offering Ph.D. program & provides excellent research facilities in the thrust areas of Applied Chemistry. The department is recognized as research center for offering PhD program in chemistry by Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekananda Technical University, Bhilai. Presently six candidates are pursuing their PhD work from this department. The faculty members have a good number of publications in reputed National/International Journals, Seminars and Conferences. The department is willing to start a new P.G. Course in the future.

Message by HOD

“Education is the movement from darkness to light”. Chemistry is often called the Applied science because it deals with the fundamental building blocks of life and the inanimate materials, we encounter daily. The principal objective of the department of applied chemistry is - "To carry on activities - for the benefits and development of students by application of all suitable means available, with focus on fundamental understanding of applied chemistry, environment & our ecology, pollutants created by human being, and the new materials for sustainable energy, etc. The vision of the Department of Applied Chemistry is to strive to be acknowledged for excellence in teaching, research, and outreach.
All engineering fields have unique bonds with the chemistry world. The main goal of our department is that, the students will obtain the abilities for proposing original creative ideas, for solving problems by themselves from wide viewpoints and for taking leadership in different fields through our educational program.

Our Objectives

Short Term Goals

  1. To develop new methodology of teaching.
  2. To create the practical skills & knowledge related environment among students & to give problem oriented assignment by providing basic facilities and guidance.
  3. To maintain the proper functioning of laboratory instruments, stock of chemicals to meet the requirements of the students.
  4. To development some projects in the department which may be useful for the students of 1st year at their level of skills & knowledge.

Long Term Goals

  1. To develop critical & analytical abilities.
  2. To motivate the students for extra-curricular activities.
  3. To develop the ability to co-relate & use technical knowledge in real life situations.
  4. Plan to run some post –graduate courses in the area of applied chemistry, Environmental chemistry, polymer chemistry.
  5. To accelerate R & D works in the department by our faculty members.

Lab Details

S.N. Department Name of Laboratory Carpet Area(in sq feet) Major Equipments Available
1 Applied Chemistry B.E Lab 1 2506 General glasswares related with titration, Ables Flash Point Apparatus, Penskey Martein, Apparatus,Bomb,Calorimeter
B.E Lab 2 1114 General glasswares related with titration, Ables Flash Point Apparatus, Penskey Martein Apparatus
Research Lab 758 Well Equipped lab with 24 * 7 hrs internet facility (Wired + WiFi) (List of instruments is given in separate Table)


Ms Sona Dargad and group (7th Semester) of ET& T department received 2nd prize in IIT, Hyderabad in Nano- Materials synthesized by them under the mentorship of our faculty members.


S.No. Instrument Manufacturer Utility
01 Double Beam UV Spectrophotometer PC Based Model No. 2201 Systronic Make Analysis of  Chemical compounds
02 Digital UV-Visible Spectrophotometer         range 340-960nm EI Make  Analysis of  Chemical compounds
03 Double Distillation Assembly ASGI Make For distilled water
04  Magnetic Stirrer with Hot Plate Lab Tech Make For  Synthesis of Chemical Compounds
05  Digital pH Meter with combined pH Electrode EI Make Determination of pH of various water sample
06  Conductivity Meter EI Make  Determination of Conductivity
07 Digital Turbidity/Nephelometer EI Make Determination of turbidity of water samples
08  Digital Hot Air Oven Shivaki  Used for drying the samples
09  High Performance Vacuum Pump      Used for distillation
10 Water & Soil Analysis Kit  EI Make Determination of water & soil parameter
11  Acrylic Thermostatic Water Bath With Stirrer  SSI  Used for Kinetic Study
12  Centrifugal Machine    Determination of precipitation rate
13  Bomb Calorimeter Shivom (Wiswo)  Determination of Calorific Value of fuel
14  Orsat’s Apparatus  JSGW Determination of flue gas analysis
15 Muffle Furnace Quinwell, QW-99 For heating samples above 4000C
16 Redwood Viscometer Aditya Determination of viscosity of oil
17 Cloud & Pour Point Apparatus Kisan Make Determination of Cloud & pour point of  lubricants
18 Ables Flash Point Apparatus Kisan Make Determination of flash point and fire point of oil samples
19 Penskey Martein Apparatus Kisan Make
20 Analytical Balance Capacity-200gm, Sens.-0.1mg Dhona Make For quantitative measurement
21 Polarimeter JSGW Determination of optically active compounds & angle of rotation

Research Topics & Area of Interest of Faculty Members

1. Dr. Supriya Biswas
"Studies on the hydrolysis of hydroxamic acid derivative in miscelle and similar assemblies"
Number of Ph.D Students Enrolled – 06
Ph.D awarded – 01
Area of Interest – Chemical Kinetics, Environmental Chemistry
2. Dr. Lakshmikanta
“Synthesis of some dye based polymers”
Area of Interest – Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Polymeric Chemistry
3. Dr. Rekha Trivedi
“Analytical studies on atmospheric contaminants in the various environmental matrices at the industrial location”
Area of Interest – Environmental and Analytical Chemistry
4. Dr. Nidhi Tiwari
“Studies on base strength and solute – solvent interaction of metal extractants: hydroxamic acids”
Area of Interest – Physical Organic Chemistry, Biotechnology (organic), Environmental Sciences

List of publication by Faculty Members in Recent Years

1. Dr. Supriya Biswas

  1. Micellar catalysis in the acidic hydrolysis of benzohydroxamic acid, Ghosh,K. K; Roy, Supriya Journal  Surface Sci. Technol..Vol.No.1-4, 1996,,41-46.(0976-9420).
  2. Micellar rate effects on alkaline hydrolysis of hydroxamic acids, Ghosh,K. K; Roy, Supriya, Bull. Chem. Society. Japan, 69, 1997, 3417-3422.(0009-2673).
  3. Substituent effect in micellar hydrolysis of N-phenyl benzohydroxamic acid under  acidic condition” Ghosh, K. K ; Roy, Supriya, Indian J. Chem. Sect. B., 36B,1997, 324-328(03764699).
  4. Effect of reactive and non reactive counter ion surfactants upon acid hydrolysis of hydroxamic Acid, Ghosh,K. K; Roy Supriya J. Phys. Org. Chem., 12,1999,  493-498(1099-1395).
  5. Micellar kinetics of hydrolysis of hydroxamic acid in zwitterionic sulfobetain surfactants, Ghosh,K. K; Roy, Supriya, Colloids and Surfaces, 63,2000, 293-30(0927-7757).
  6. Thermodynamics of Micelle formation of some cationic surfactants as a function of temperature and solvent, Ghosh,K. K; ,Roy, Supriya, Indian J. Chem., Sec. B., 37B,1998, 875-880(03764699/0.537).
  7. Spectrophotometric determination of arsenic, antimony and bismuth with iodine and TX-100 in tank  and industrial waste water , Deb MK, Ghosh KK, Roy Supriya; Indian . J. Environ .Protection. 19, 1999,822-827(02537141).
  8. The Effect of Cationic Surfactant on the Oxidation of Galactose by N-Bromophthalimide in the Presence of Acidic Medium: A kinetic and mechanistic study; Supriya Biswas , Samta Deshpande, Santosh K. Verma, and Savita Nayak. Tenside Surfactants Detergents 50(3), 2013(0932-3414)

2. Dr. Lakshmikanta

  1. "Viscometric studies and thermal characterization of interfacial polymers having aliphatic lactone ring synthesized from succinic acid and various phenols" ,  Lakshmikanta & Bimal verma, J. Indian Chem. Soc., Vol.90,Dec. 2013, pp 2247- 2256
  2. "Synthesis of dye based colored polyesters by interfacial polymerization" , Lakshmikanta & Bimal Verma, J. Indian Chem. Soc., Vol. 91, April 2014, pp 739 - 746.

3. Dr. Rekha Trivedi

  1. “Analysis of size fractionated atmospheric particulate in Bhilai in central east India”, P.K. Pandey, Rekha Trivedi, M.Pandey, Indian journal of environmental protection, pp529-540, vol-30, number-7, July 2010.
  2. “Spectrophotometric determination of Fe(III) in environmental samples using 2-FHA”, P.K. Pandey, Rekha Trivedi, M. Pandey, EM international,  pp 255-260,vol-2, 2012.
  3. “Study of rain water composition in bhilai central india (Chhattisgarh)”, P.K. Pandey, Rekha Trivedi, M. Pandey, Indian journal of environmental protection, pp-12-19, vol-30, number-1, 2012.
  4. “Comparative study of some specific contaminants in the air and rain water at bhilai, Chhattisgarh”, P.K. Pandey, Rekha Trivedi, M. Pandey, EM international vol-3, 2012.

4. Dr. Nidhi Tiwari

  1. “Phase-Transfer properties of non-electrolytes: Hydroxamic Acids”, Nidhi Tiwari and Rama Pande, Journal Of molecular Liquids, Vol.-94,(2001),261.
  2. “Protonation and salting-in Behaviour of weak organic bases in HClO4”, Nidhi Tiwari and Rama Pande, Z.Phys.Chim.,Vol-94,(2002),1411.
  3. “Prospects and Challenges for CCS Technology Deployment in India” , S.Anand Giri, Nidhi Tiwari, IJSER, Vol. 4 Issue 9,(2013).

5. Dr. Alpa Shrivastava

  1. “Micelle catalyzed oxidative degradation of norfloxacin by chloramine-T”, Alpa Shrivastava, A.K. Singh, N. Sachdev, D.R. Shrivastava, Y.R. Katre,  Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical,  361– 362, 2012, 1– 11.
  2. “Micellar Effect on the oxidation of Norfloxacin by Chloramine-T in acidic medium”, Alpa Shrivastava, A.K. Singh, N. Sachdev, D.R. Shrivastava, Y.R. Katre, Journal of dispersion science and Technology, Ref.: 20 September 2011/JDST 2012/164, DOI:10.1080/01932691.2011.629534
  3. “A Novel and Facile Oxidation of D-glucose by N-bromophthalimide in the Presence of Chloro-complex of Ruthenium(III)””, A.K. Singh, N. Sachdev, Alpa Shrivastava, Y.R. Katre, Synthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic, Metal- Organic, and Nano-Metal Chemistry, 40, 2010, 947–954.
  4. “Oxidation of D-glucose by N-bromophalimide in the presence of chlorocomplex of iridium(III): kinetic and mechanistic study, A.K. Singh, N. Sachdev, Alpa Shrivastava, Y.R. Katre, Res. Chem. Intermed., 38, 2012, 507–521, DOI 10.1007/s11164-011-0367-y.

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