CAREER EPISODE – 1

  1. a) Introduction:

CE1.1 The first career episode is based on the technical details of work done by me on the project ‘PRODUCTION OF SYNGAS USING FAST FLUIDIZED BED GASIFIER’. It was performed under the controlled supervision of the project supervisor assigned by the Head of the Chemical Department of the college. This project was submitted to the Chemical Department for the assessment as per required academic curriculum. The duration of the project was roughly abc months during which I coordinated with 2 team members. The work was executed within the assigned labs inside the campus only.

  1. b) Background:

CE1.2 The aim of the project was to design a turbine to generate 2MW of electricity using Syngas. To produce Syngas; coal, oxygen and steam were reacted together with each other in a fast fluidized bed gasifier at 800 0C temperature and 1 bar pressure.

CE1.3 Energy Demand is increasing day by day and very specifically generation of electricity from furnace oil. Government is spending a lot of money to import crude oil to fulfill its energy requirement. Its demand is accomplished by importing furnace oil. Large coal reservoirs can fulfill the energy requirement for more than 300 years thus making it feasible for electricity generation.

The project was selected for its flexibility, versatility, ease of operation and simplicity of construction, low maintenance cost, safety and efficiency, environmental posture etc. Total energy losses were also low. Good quality gas was obtained and by using carbon dioxide absorber pollutants were also removed.

The project objectives are mentioned below:

  • Analyzing the design of proposed syngas turbine.
  • Design of Fluidized Bed Gasifier.
  • Cost Estimation and determination of necessary investment.
  • Testing the CO detector/alarm.
  • Finalizing the project report.

CE1.4 I was primarily liable for these tasks to outline nature of my duties:

  • I was responsible for the study of the need of executing this project.
  • I was responsible for performing all the given tasks with great excellence and extreme care.
  • I was liable for making final layout of various instruments used in the syngas turbine.
  • I was responsible for calculating the overall expenditure by estimating the direct and indirect cost of the project.
  • I was responsible for the study of the probability of a hazardous incident.

CE1.5 The hierarchical position of my duties began with sending regular project reports to project coordinator. I completed all my sincere efforts with the help of my team mates. I took worthy suggestions about the work of project from my project coordinator. 

CE1.6 Statement of project duties is:

  1. I was responsible for making sure that all the safety norms were being followed throughout the project to prevent any kind of an accident.
  2. I was responsible for inspecting the project progress time to time and carrying out daily progress review meetings.
  3. I computed all the key mathematical values to complete the project within time.
  4. I strictly followed all the applicable academic standards to complete the project.
  5. I used my time management skills to complete the project within given timeline.
  6. I was responsible for the final evaluation of the design model, and making the final written report on the basis of results obtained.
  1. c) Personal Workplace Activity

CE1.7 I started with the explanation of coal, its major uses, and its synthesis process.  I also gave details of gasification including basic raw materials used in the process and selected method to complete the process. Coal was the raw material and the syngas turbine platforms were built upon GE’s extensive experience and rigorous engineering processes.

I collected relevant technical details about the project by studying some books and using internet. I then completed major tasks of material balance and energy balance. I also discussed these tasks with my project coordinator and my team mates. Next step in the process was equipment design. It needed to be done in an effectual way.

I made a table of bed material properties and fluidizing gas properties by referring study material. I completed the process by using Ergun equation and then computed key values of internal and external diameter. I also calculated the value of the length of gasifier and area of gasifier. Some other key mathematical values I got included volume of gasifier and resident time. I used my chemical engineering skills to get the precise value of cyclone designing and also made graphs based on the results. I then started with the making of table of data values of shell and tube heat exchanger designing.

I also completed LMTD calculations and many more complex calculations that were required to complete this designing project. I was also responsible for completing cost estimation process of the project and used this equation to meet the project budget:

Total purchased cost of equipment (PCE) = cost of Gasifier +cost of Cyclone separator + cost of hho generator + cost of gas turbine

I carried out the instrumentation to monitor the key process variables during plant operations. I followed safer control objectives with safer plant operations all through the project.

I conducted a HAZOP study in the end of the project to meet its standard objectives. I obtained results of this study followed by its benefits. I also kept in mind environmental impacts of this experimental project. Finally I was able to deliver the expected project result on time.

CE1.8 I finally reviewed and followed all the applicable academic standards to make sure that the correct materials and instruments were being used and the tasks were executing as per the plan.  I also performed below stated tasks:

  • I reviewed the results obtained and performed all the tasks as per the proposed system.
  • I used my engineering skills while using syngas turbine and fluidized Bed Gasifier. A good understanding of material balance calculations was required in process design.
  • I used my academic skills to finalize the obtained result by making various graphs for better output and understanding.
  • I analyzed the project throughout and I consulted my project supervisor whenever I faced some technical problems.

CE1.9 Major tasks completed by me were:

  • I generalized an equation to determine the total energy usage and proposed a method for conservation of the applied energy.
  • I supervised the project throughout and helped my team in solving all the issues faced during the project timeline.
  • I calculated direct and indirect cost and tried to lower the expenditure as well.
  • I identified and studied all the key features of the design that influence the probability of a hazardous incident occurring.

CE1.10 I used my engineering skills and knowledge to perform all the key tasks with excellence. I also read project related books and journals to enhance my knowledge.

CE1.11 I made sure the project was going as per the plan by organizing regular visits to the project site. I used my communication skills to interact with my team mates during the site visits.

CE1.12 I regularly attended meetings with my team mates and our supervisor. I managed to complete all the key tasks under very tight schedules.

  1. d) Summary

CE1.13 I finished the designated task with excellence and enhanced various skills throughout the project. I managed to complete the assignment under very tight schedules. I also enhanced my communication skills and improved my technical knowledge. It was a great learning experience throughout. 


Free CDR Sample for Chemical Engineeer-CAREER EPISODE – 2


  1. a) Introduction:

CE2.1 The second career episode is based on the technical details of work done by me on an analysis project ‘Production of FURFURAL’. It was performed under the controlled supervision of the project supervisor assigned by the Head of the Chemical Department of the college. This project was submitted to the Chemical Department for the assessment as per required academic curriculum. The duration of the project was roughly abc months during which I coordinated with 2 team members. The work was executed within a chemical lab of an organization.

  1. b) Background:

CE2.2 The aim of the project was to envisage the production process of FURFURAL. This chemical is an organic compound and is derived from several kinds of agricultural byproducts. The list of raw material starts with rice husk, corncobs, and wheat bran. This solvent is produced from the complex carbohydrates present in xylan of plant tissues. Commercially, this chemical is produced with the help of acid-catalyzed digestion process of pentosane sugars present in biomass.

CE2.3 Furfural is a colorless liquid having a ring structure with a characteristic odor of almond. It is a kind of heterocyclic aldehyde and when it is exposed to sunlight and that too in the presence of oxygen; it turns to a dark brown colored liquid. The chemical formula is C5H4O2, and it is also known as furfural, furan-2-carboxaldehyde, feral. This final year project entailed to meet these objectives:

  • Analyzing the physical and chemical properties with the production processes.
  • Evaluation of the selected method of production before executing it.
  • Material balance for the Production of Furfural
  • Cost Estimation and determination of necessary investment.
  • Finalizing the project report.

CE2.4 I was primarily liable for these tasks to outline nature of my duties:

  • I was responsible for the study of the need of executing this project.
  • I was responsible for performing all the given tasks with great excellence and extreme care.
  • I was liable for selecting best-suited production process of Furfural.
  • I was responsible for calculating the overall expenditure by estimating the direct and indirect cost of the project.
  • I was responsible for making a final project report for college.

CE2.5 The hierarchical position of my duties began with sending regular project reports to project coordinator. I completed all my sincere efforts with the help of my team mates. I took worthy suggestions about the work of project from my project coordinator. 

CE2.6 Statement of project duties is:

  1. Assured meeting of all the safety norms throughout the project to prevent any kind of an accident.
  2. Inspected the project progress time to time and carried out daily progress review meetings.
  3. Computed all the key mathematical values to complete the project within time.
  4. Followed all the applicable academic standards to complete the project.
  5. Organized project activities using time management skills.
  6. Final evaluation of the design model and assessment of work done on the basis of results obtained.
  1. c) Personal Workplace Activity

CE2.7 I started with the history of furfural with its major derivatives and properties. I found from the books that the commonly used raw material differ by region. I decided to choose rice husk as the chief raw material used in the production process. I collected relevant technical details about the project by studying some books and using internet.

I studied the stoichiometry of the two reactions used in the manufacturing process namely hydrolysis of pentosan and dehydration of pentose. I made a process flow diagram as given below:

By studying books, I noticed that the whole process is completed in three steps. In the first step, the Pentosane present in the rice husk was converted into pentose. In the second step, this pentose was then cyclodehydrated to furfural (C5H4O2)n with the help of dehydration method. Lastly, in the third process dilute sulphuric acid was used to complete the process. There are five methods used in the production of this chemical. However, I decided to go with the MTC (Multi Turbine Column) Process for the experiment. Major reasons behind this election were the yielding capacity of the process and less by products with lower energy consumption.

I completed two major steps of this process in which I produced a solid of residue and a gaseous raw furfural stream by completing the biomass pretreatment and the hydrolysis reactor. In the second step of purification part of the experiment, I applied the extraction with based added to the aqueous phase as well as toluene. Finally, the required chemical furfural was produced.

The purification part (extraction with base added to aqueous phase and toluene is applied as organic phase; furthermore subsequent distillation section) is where furfural is produced. I then completed major tasks of material balance and energy balance. I also discussed these tasks with my project coordinator and my team mates. Next step in the process was equipment design. It needed to be done in an effectual way.

I completed energy balance in overall Energy Balance, heat exchanger, slurry tank, MTC Reactor, and distillation column. I determined the value of minimum reflux by following formula

I used Underwood’s method in this computation. I used some instruments in order to monitor the key process variables for the duration of plant operation. I made use of automatic control loops and also did manual monitoring of the process operation.

I took care of some major parameters of the project that consisted of these key factors:

  • Safety
  • Environmental regulations
  • Production specifications
  • Economics
  • Operational constraints removals

I was also responsible for completing cost estimation process of the project and used best-suited mathematical equations to get results. I carried out the instrumentation to monitor the key process variables during plant operations. I followed safer control objectives with safer plant operations all through the project.

I conducted a HAZOP study in the end of the project to meet its standard objectives. I obtained results of this study followed by its benefits. I also kept in mind environmental impacts of this experimental project. Finally I was able to deliver the expected project result on time.

CE2.8 I also performed below stated tasks:

  • Scrutinized results obtained and performed all the tasks as per the proposed system.
  • Utilized understanding of material balance and energy balance calculations followed by equipment design.
  • Academic skills to finalize the obtained result by making various graphs for better output and understanding.
  • Consulted my project supervisor for some technical problems.

CE2.9 Major Tasks completed by me were:

  • Generalized an equation to determine the total energy usage and proposed a method for conservation of the applied energy.
  • Risk assessment involved in the process with their solutions.
  • Calculated direct and indirect cost and tried to lower the expenditure as well.
  • Identified and studied all the key features of the design that influence the probability of a hazardous incident occurring.

CE2.10 I used my engineering skills and knowledge to perform all the key tasks with excellence. I also read project related books and journals to enhance my knowledge.

CE2.11 I made sure the project was going as per the plan by organizing regular visits to the project site. I used my communication skills to interact with my team mates during the site visits.

  1. d) Summary

CE2.13 I finished the designated task with excellence and enhanced various skills throughout the project. I learned ways of measuring disturbances, controlled output variables or else secondary output variables. My mathematical skills improved alog with my communication skills.


Free CDR Sample for chemical engineer -CAREER EPISODE – 3 


  1. a) Introduction:

The title of the project covered in this career episode is ‘Production of 27tonne Per Day Oxalic Acid from Molasses’. This career episode includes all the details of the project I did during my graduation. Being a team project, I worked together with my team mates under the supervision of our project supervisor. This project was submitted to the department of chemical engineering, ABC College. The whole duration of the project was abc months executed within the assigned labs inside the campus only.

CE 3.1

Duration: month 20xx to month 20xx

Location:  abc

Name of the organization: abc

Position Title: Project Engineer

  1. b) Background:

CE 3.2 The aim of the project was to design a plant to produce Oxalic Acid from Molasses. Molasses is produced as a by-product and it has great potential to be used in the manufacturing of Oxalic Acid.

CE 3.3 Oxalic acid is an organic compound with the formula (C2H2O4). Common name of Oxalic Acid is Ethanedioic Acid and it is classified as a Dicarboxylic Acid. It is a colorless crystalline solid that dissolves in water to give colorless solutions and is much stronger than acetic acid in terms of acidic strength. Oxalic acid has many uses like metal treatment, bleaching agent, marble polishing, production of cobalt, polymerization initiator, etc. Molasses is a by-product of the refining of sugarcane, grapes, or sugar beets into sugar and is obtained in the preparation of sucrose by repeated evaporation, crystallization and centrifugation of juices from sugar cane and sugar beets.

The project objectives are mentioned below:

  • Proposing and finalizing the design to produce oxalic acid from molasses.
  • Process Selection.
  • Material and Energy Balance.
  • Batch Reactor Design.
  • Cost Estimation.
  • Hazard and HAZOP Analysis.
  • Finalizing the project report.

CE 3.4 Nature of my work comprised of understanding the basics of the project and following various key tasks to get the desired result. These tasks were:

  • I was responsible for the study of the need of executing this project.
  • I was responsible for inspecting all the given tasks time to time.
  • I was liable for making the final design of the Batch Reactor.
  • I was responsible for estimating the total cost of the project.
  • I was responsible for the study of the HAZOP Analysis.

CE 3.5 The hierarchical position of my duties began with sending regular project reports to project coordinator. I completed all my sincere efforts with the help of my team mates. I took worthy suggestions about the work of project from my project coordinator.

CE 3.6 Statement of my is:

  1. I was responsible for making sure that all the safety norms were being followed throughout the project to prevent any kind of an accident.
  2. I was responsible for checking the project progress time to time and carrying out daily progress report.
  3. I computed all the key values to complete the project within time.
  4. I strictly followed all the engineering standards to complete the project.
  5. I used my communication skills to interact with my team mates during the project and to ensure that the work was going as per the plan.
  6. I was responsible for the final evaluation of the design model, and making the final written report on the basis of results obtained.
  1. c) Personal Workplace Activity

CE1.7 Theoretical knowledge gained by my in all semesters enabled me to explore deeply in electronics and communication engineering. I began with making a project synopsis and finalization of project management plan. I made a Gantt chart illustrating work breakdown structure of all core activities of the project. I submitted the synopsis to my project supervisor for his approval and guidance. I noted down technical improvements in the proposed design.

Then I started my study on oxalic acid, its major uses, and physical and chemical properties.  I also did study on molasses as per the requirement of the project. From books, I found that there are many industrial processes that are used for the manufacturing of oxalic acid. Depending on geographical conditions, these processes are selected.

I moved on to the process description as per the details mentioned in the reference books. I made a process diagram of the experiment as given below:

I made a table based on the values obtained for material balance on batch reactor. The chemical reaction for this was:

C6H12O6 + 6HNO3 3[(COOH) 2.2H2O] + 6NO

On the same lines, I completed energy balance of the experiment.  Then I studied batch reactor design and completed a lot of mathematical calculations. I also assessed design of plate and frame heat exchanger. It was followed by absorption tower and designing of crystallizer.

I followed all mandatory safe control objectives when specifying Instrumentation and control schemes. I also noticed PID of major components used in the process. I strictly followed a step-wise procedure to execute this experimental project. I communicated and coordinated with suppliers for designing the project schematics.

For this project, conducted hazard and operability (HAZOP) study for each and every area.

CE 3.8 I performed all the below stated tasks:

  • I tabulated the results obtained and analyzed the output.
  • I used my communication skills while interacting with my team mates so as to perform all the tasks within given timeline. A good understanding of material balance calculations was also required in process design.
  • I used my academic skills to finalize the obtained result by making various graphs for better output and understanding.
  • I finalized the project report and I consulted my project supervisor for better output and understanding.

CE 3.9 Some key tasks performed are summarized as follows:

  • I generalized an equation to determine the total energy usage and proposed a method for conservation of the applied energy.
  • I interacted with my team mates throughout the project and performed all the tasks with excellence.
  • I estimated the total cost of the project.

CE 3.10 I used my academic skills and knowledge to perform all the key tasks with excellence. I also read various journals and articles for better understanding of the project. I made a regular practice of using internet for latest technological advancements.

CE 3.11 I made sure the project was going as per the plan by organizing regular visits to the project site. I used my communication skills to interact with my team mates during the site visits.

CE 3.12 I regularly interacted with my team mates and our supervisor. I managed to complete all the key tasks with excellence while working under very tight schedules. I made sure that information was shared within the team besides every sort of problem. It was an added benefit owing to the reason that it will be helpful in effective and quick problem resolution.

  1. d) Summary

CE 3.13 I finished the designated task with excellence and enhanced various skills throughout the project. I managed to complete the assignment under very tight schedules. I also enhanced my communication skills and improved my technical knowledge. It was a great learning experience throughout. I got a chance to enhance my chemical engineering knowledge as I applied some major concepts of chemical engineering while executing the tasks.

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER- Summary Statement 

 

Competency Element A brief summary of how you have applied the element Paragraph in the career episode(s) where the element is addressed
PE1   KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL BASE
PE1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline  

I utilized my fundamental knowledge on the theories and applications of the chemical engineering fundamentals to develop the solutions in the project.

 

 

 

 

CE1.4, CE1.6-CE1.7, CE1.8, CE2.4, CE2.6-CE2.7, CE2.8, CE3.4, CE3.6-CE3.7, CE3.8

PE1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline  

 

In my work on all my projects I have performed various technical calculations and numerical analysis.

 

 

I leveraged software tools to aid the project

 

CE1.7, CE1.10, CE2.7, CE2.10, CE3.7, CE3.10
PE1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline  

I am conversant in using and applying chemical engineering and process equipment in project tasks.

 

 

I carried out proper planning and deep researching of relevant topics to make the projects successful

 

 

CE1.6, CE1.7, CE1.8, CE2.6, CE2.7, CE2.8, CE3.6, CE3.7, CE3.8

 

PE1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline  

 

I read chemical engineering books and used the internet regularly basis to get updated about the most pioneering solutions applied in problems similar to those I was facing during my projects.

 

 

 

CE1.7, CE1.10, CE2.7, CE2.10, CE3.7, CE3.10

PE1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline  

I planned the project schedule, organized the execution of all tasks, coordinated with departments.

 

 

I communicated with suppliers and participated in procurement activities.

 

 

 

 

CE1.9, CE1.11, CE2.9, CE2.11, CE3.9, CE3.11

PE1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline  

 

During our meetings, I distributed work tasks equally to all participants. This helped finish the project in time.

 

I always adhered to the safety rules, and environmental and global engineering standards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CE1.6, CE1.7, CE1.8, CE2.6, CE2.7, CE2.8, CE3.6, CE3.7, CE3.8

 

PE2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving  

I made sure that solutions implemented were based on basic engineering principles that were verifiable.

 

I conducted tests and experiments to deal with complex issues of the project.

 

 

 

The preliminary project scope document suggested the use of quality standards but didn’t mention any particular sets. I decided to follow the guidelines described on the set as those are internationally accepted.

 

 

 

CE1.9, CE2.8- CE2.10, CE3.7,CE3.9-CE3.10

 

 

 

PE2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources  

I performed different calculations in the projects whenever required.

 

 

 

 

I have demonstrated proficiency in using computational resources and software tools

 

CE1.4, CE1.6-CE1.7, CE1.8, CE2.4, CE2.6-CE2.7, CE2.8, CE3.4, CE3.6-CE3.7, CE3.8

PE2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes I ensured compliance with essential engineering standards and code of practice

 

 

I designed, planned, researched, and executed different project components in several circumstances.

CE1.4, CE1.6-CE1.7, CE1.8, CE2.4, CE2.6-CE2.7, CE2.8, CE3.4, CE3.6-CE3.7, CE3.8
PE2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects  

 

I had included business and financial aspects in the planning and performance of the project objectives.

 

I ensured the progress of my projects through proper project management practices, reviews, and speedy resolution to problems.

 

I regularly attended meetings to discuss project issues with my supervisors and team mates.

 

 

 

CE1.6, CE1.7, CE1.8, CE2.6, CE2.7, CE2.8, CE3.6, CE3.7, CE3.8

 

 

 

 

PE3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability  

I have always followed the ethical standards inherent in my profession.

 

I focused on health, safety, and environment parameters in my projects.

 

CE1.6, CE1.8-CE1.9, CE2.6, CE2.8-CE2.9, CE3.6, CE3.8-CE3.9

PE3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains  

I am proficient in   oral and written English language.

 

I had competently written professional documents and reports  related to the projects

 

I ensured proper coordination and communication within the team, seniors and department representatives.

 

 

 

CE1.4- CE1.10, CE2.4-CE2.10, CE3.4- CE3.10

PE3.3 Creative innovative and proactive demeanour  

 

I had always interacted with professionals and colleagues from different and allied discipline to exchange ideas

 

 

 

I brought in innovative and practical solutions to the project challenges faced. The timely resolutions ensured timely completion of my projects.

 

 

 

CE1.7, CE2.7, CE3.7

PE3.4 Professional use and management of information  

I have always been quite proficient in gathering and accessing information and putting them to proper use in my projects.

 

 

 

I am proficient in document flows and control procedures.

 

 

 

 

CE1.4, CE1.6, CE1.7, CE1.8- CE1.10, CE2.4, CE2.6, CE2.7, CE2.8- CE2.10, CE3.4, CE3.6, CE3.7, CE3.8- CE3.10

 

 

 

 

PE3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct  

I always attended trainings and courses to improve my knowledge and expertise in my profession.

 

 

My projects were completed on time and met their objectives

 

 

CE1.7- CE1.9, CE1.13, CE2.7-CE2.9, CE2.13, CE3.7-CE3.9, CE3.13

 

PE3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership  

I had led and/or had been a member of the team for my projects.

 

I have earned the confidence and trust of my superiors, colleagues and management through fulfillment of my project objectives.

 

 

CE1.5, CE1.12, CE2.5, CE2.12, CE3.5, CE3.12