# What is Chemical actually Engineering like?

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Thread starter 7 years ago
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I want current to know what chemical engineering is like. I have read books and things but they don't tell me very much.

Can anyone who is currently studying chemical engineering tell me what its like? Thanks.
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Maths

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I will give an overview of the core chemical engineering subjects:
Fluid mechanics (calculating velocities, flow rates and pressure drops etc. in pipes),
Thermodynamics (the science of heat and temperature and their relation to work - you will probably have studied PV=NRT at school, it's this kind of thing but extended),
Heat transfer (calculating rates of heat transfer across different materials and geometries) and
Maths (extension on stuff you will have done at school - plenty of calculus, DEs matrices etc.).
Chemistry (won't go much beyond a level standard),
Reaction kinetics (this is a big course in chemeng, studying the rates of reactions in chemical reactors, usually in order to be able to calculate the minimum volume of a reactor requires for a given conversion. You will develop on the rates of reaction content learnt in chemistry at school (first order reactions, arrhenius equation etc.)),
Separations (eg working out what concentration of liquid to use to scrub CO2 from a gas stream) and
Process dynamics/control (mathematically modelling reactors to control the temperature, pressure etc.).

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Thread starter 7 years ago
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(Original post by Ponoyo)
I will give an overview of the core chemical engineering subjects:
Fluid mechanics (calculating velocities, flow rates and pressure drops etc. in pipes),
Thermodynamics (the science of heat and temperature and their relation to work - you will probably have studied PV=NRT at school, it's this kind of thing but extended),
Heat transfer (calculating rates of heat transfer across different materials and geometries) and
Maths (extension on stuff you will have done at school - plenty of calculus, DEs matrices etc.).
Chemistry (won't go much beyond a level standard),
Reaction kinetics (this is a big course in chemeng, studying the rates of reactions in chemical reactors, usually in order to be able to calculate the minimum volume of a reactor requires for a given conversion. You will develop on the rates of reaction content learnt in chemistry at school (first order reactions, arrhenius equation etc.)),
Separations (eg working out what concentration of liquid to use to scrub CO2 from a gas stream) and
Process dynamics/control (mathematically modelling reactors to control the temperature, pressure etc.).

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Thanks very much for the information it sounds very interesting to be honest
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