The main objective of Chemical Engineering is to design chemical plants and develop efficient chemical processes for converting raw materials which can be chemicals, living cells microorganisms into desirable forms and products. Chemical Engineering lab equipment can be defined as a combined study of Physics, Chemistry, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Applied Mathematics for production along with economics for evaluation and commercial viability of the produce. A chemical engineer is required to have a complete knowledge of plant design and operation with an undivided focus on emergency hazard situation and safety parameters. Control engineering and chemical reaction engineering are associated to chemical engineering as its subdivisions.
Numerous sectors are dependent on chemical engineering for development and refinement of products. Like petroleum refining and fertilizer manufacturing constantly keep evolving methods to improve quality and reduce the production cost with the help of chemical engineering. These days chemical engineers are in great demand in food processing and farm produce industries and also in mineral refining and pharmaceutical sectors where there expertise is required for prevention and control of environmental hazards during the processing of raw minerals.