The present lifestyle needs the use of products based upon petrochemicals:- solvents, plastics, medicines, processed foods, packaging of different goods, pigments, furniture, entertainment, and travel
Introduction To Petrochemical Industry. The present lifestyle needs the use of products based upon petrochemicals:- solvents, plastics, medicines, processed foods, packaging of different goods, pigments, furniture, entertainment, travel and so on. Currently, the basic organic chemical industry uses eight basic building blocks derived predominantly from petroleum feedstocks. This course discusses the different feedstocks such as crude oil, shale gas, shale oil and coal. The eight-building blocks are classified based on the number of carbon atoms they possess. These are C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7 and C8. The compounds containing more than eight carbon atoms i. E. C9, C10 and onwards are used for making fuels or subjected to cracking or other processes to get C1 to C8 fractions. This Refresher Course, ‘Basic Understanding of the Petrochemical Industry’ reviews specifications, characteristics and general refining steps practised in refineries. It also presents the basic behaviour of polymeric materials in the first lecture. In the remaining 8 lectures, properties and manufacturing of important monomers and major polymers and their applications are briefly explained. The total lecture time is 6 hours and 30 minutes.
Professor D. D. Kale is a HONORARY Chancellor at the Polymerupdate Academy. He is a Chemical Engineer. He obtained his Ph. D. from the University of Salford, UK. He has a teaching experience over last 40 years. He retired from University of Mumbai’s Department of Chemical Technology, UDCT, Mumbai in 2005 as a Professor of Polymer Technology and as a Head of the Department of Polymer Engineering.
He is a member of high power expert committee to Government of Maharashtra on environmental issues. He is also a member of committee to define single use plastics set up by Ministry of Chemicals and fertilizers, New Delhi. He is on the expert panel for centres of excellence by DCPC.
His research interests are in polymer processing, rheology, product design and recycling. He has guided 28 Ph. D. and 65 Masters Students. He has published more than100 papers in peer reviewed journals. He has one patent to his credit. He has presented papers in many International conferences such as IUPAC and travelled widely. He is associated with many professional bodies such as PLASTINDIA, All India Plastics Manufacturers Association, (AIPMA), IPI and SPE etc.
Professor Kale has trained more than 5000 undergraduate and post graduate students in India and abroad. He has also trained more than 1000 industry personnel. He has authored two books.