Courses Catalogue

Organic Chemical Technology

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Industrial Chemistry, Bachelor
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline


  • The need for the chemical industry, technology and changes.  Raw materials acquisition and processing.  Concept of unit operations and unit processes; process representation using flow sheets
  •  Costs and energy considerations as well as efficiency of operation.

  Petroleum and petroleum products

  • Constituents of petroleum
  • Common refinery fractions
  • Refining process
  • Petrochemical and manufacturing processes.

 Sugar and starch industries 

  • Manufacture and uses
  • Energy requirements.
  • Aspects of process integration.
  • Starch and related products.

  Food and food by-products

  • Food science and technology
  • Preservation of food.
  • Food manufacturing industries
  • Types of food processing
  • Packaging in food processing
  • Food by products
  • Food processing equipments.

  Agrochemical Industrie

  • Pesticides, herbicides, plant nutrients and regulators.

  Oils, fats and waxes

  • Vegetable oils – extraction and processing
  • Animal fats and oils.
  • Waxes

  soap and  detergents

  • Uses  (domestic and industrial)
  • Manufacture of soaps and detergents (raw materials, process flow sheeting)
  • By products of manufacturing process

   Pulp and  paper Industries

  • Manufacture of pulp
  • Manufacture of paper

 Rubber and plastic industries

  • Raw materials
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Rubber compounding
  • Manufacturing process of plastics.

  Synthetic fibres

  • Manmade fibres
  • Cellulosic and carbon fibres
  • Textile finishing and dying.

  Pharmaceuticals industries

  • Classification
  • Unit processes
  • Fermentation process and life processing for antibiotics

 Fragrances, flavours and food additives

  •   Perfume Industry
  •  Favouring Industry
  •  Food additives

   Surface Coating

  •  Paints
  •  Pigments
  •   Varnishes
  •   Industrial Coatings

    Mode of Delivery:

Lectures, assignments, tests and Practicals.