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GATE Chemical Engineering (CH) Books 2023

In this article below, check out for the list of best books for GATE Chemical Engineering. These are the best books for GATE preparation for Chemical Engineering (CH) and referring to these suggested books will help to boost studies. Securing high marks in Chemical Engineering will add to the scores for the GATE exams. These GATE Preparation Books have been recommended by the candidates who have referred to these and obtained good results.

Candidates can check the information provided below for the list of reference books for GATE Chemical Engineering.

Best Books for GATE Chemical Engineering

Name of the Book Author
An Insight into Chemical Engineering M. Subbu
Chemical Engineering For GATE Principles Solved Problems & Objective Type Questions Ram Prasad
Essentials of Chemical Reaction Engineering Fogler
Heat Transfer JP Holman
Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics JM Smith
Principles of Mass Transfer and Separation Processes BK Dutta
Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering McCabe – FPM and MO

One vital resource required to prepare well for the upcoming GATE exams is the best reference book for GATE Chemical Engineering. In the meantime, we have also mentioned below the topic wise list of best books for GATE Chemical Engineering.

Best Books for GATE Preparation Chemical Engineering – Topic Wise

Section Important Topics Books and Authors
1. Engineering Mathematics
  • Eigen Values & Eigenvectors
  • Rank of Matrix
  • Limit Continuity
  • Maxima & Minima
  • Differential Equations
  • Laplace Equation
  • Probability, Mean, Median
  • Numerical Solution of Differential Equations
  1. B.S. Grewal
2. Chemical Engineering for GATE
  • Classifications of Chemical Reactions
  • Design of Isothermal IDEAL reactors
  • Design of Non-Isothermal IDEAL reactors
  • Modelling of Non-IDEAL reactors
  • Introductions to Heterogeneous Reactions System
  • Solid Catalysed Reactions
  1. Ram Prasad
3. Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering
  1. David. M. Himmelblau
4. Thermodynamics
  • First law of Thermodynamics
  • Second law of Thermodynamics
  • Principle of Entropy
  • Properties of Pure Substances
  • Chemical Reaction Equilibrium
  • Solutions Thermodynamics
  1. A Textbook of Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics – K. V. Narayanan.
  2. An Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics – J. M. Smith, H. C. Van Ness, M. M. Abbott
5. Fluid Mechanics
  • Properties of Fluid
  • Fluid Kinematics & Fluid Dynamics
  • Application of Bernoulli’s Equations
  • Flow Meters
  • Flow through Pipes
  • Fluid Machinery
  • Characterization of Particulates
  • Screen Analysis
  • Fluidization
  • Size Reduction Equipment & Laws of Size Reduction
  • Filtration
  1. Introduction To Fluid Mechanics (English) 7th Edition (paperback) … by Yunus A. Cengel, John M. Cimbala
  2. Introduction to Fluid Mechanics – Fox and Mc Donald
6. Mechanical Operation
  1. Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering – Warren McCabe, Julian Smith, Peter Harriott
  2. Mechanical Operation For Chemical Engineering by Narayanan C. M. & Bhattacharyya B. C
7. Heat Transfer
  • Modes of Heat Transfer

Conduction & Convection in Fins

  • Temperature Distribution in Slab/ Cylinder/ Sphere
  • Convective Heat Transfer & Application of Newton’s Cooling Law
  • Radiation Heat Transfer
  • Boiling & Condensation
  • Design of Heat Exchanging Equipment
  • Heat Transfer through the Pipe
  1. Heat Transfer – Binay.K.Dutta
  2. Heat Transfer – Jack Philip Holman
8. Mass Transfer
  • Types of Mass Transfer
  • Interphase Mass Transfer
  • Mass Transfer Equipments
  • Mass Transfer Operations
  • Design of Mass Transfer Equipments
  • HTU & NTU Concepts
  1. Mass Transport Phenomena – Christie J. Geankoplis
  2. Mass Transfer Operations – Robert E. Treybal
9. Chemical Reaction


  1. Chemical Reaction Engineering – Fogler & Gurmen
  2. Chemical Reaction Engineering – Octave Levenspiel
10. Process Dynamics and Control
  • Introduction to Laplace to Solve Differential Equations
  • Types of System
  • Transfer Functions
  • Responses of Systems for Different Type of Input Functions
  • Open Loop and Closed Loop System
  • Servo and Regulator Problems
  • Types of Feedback Controller
  • Design of Feedback & Feed Forward Control System
  • Tuning of Control Parameters
  1. Process Systems Analysis and Control – Donald R. Coughanowr & Steven E. LeBlanc
11. Chemical Process Control
  • Basic Chemical Calculations
  • Material Balance with and without Chemical Reaction
  • Recycle and Bypass Operations
  • Energy Balance
  • Combustions Calculation
  1. An Introduction To Theory And Practice – Stephanopoulos.G
  2. Process dynamics and control – Seborg, D.E., Edgar, T.F. and Mellichamp, D.A
  3. Plant design and Economics – Peters M. S. and Timmerhaus K. D
12. Chemical Technology
  • Fertilizer Industries
  • Sugar Industries
  • Paper & Pulp Industries
  • Petrochemical
  • Polymer
  1. Dryden’s Outlines of Chemical Technology by Gopala Rao M. and Marshall S
13. Transport Phenomena
  1. R. Byron Bird, Warren E. Stewart, Edwin N. Lightfoot

Benefits of GATE Formula Books for Chemical Engineering

Meanwhile, we have compiled some benefits of using the GATE Chemical Engineering books to prepare for the exams.

  • The books use simple language and are easy to understand
  • They explain all the key highlights clearly and contain factual information
  • Referring to the books is the best way to prepare for the GATE exam
  • They can be used to brush up the chemical engineering concepts
  • The books cover all subject related topics as per the curriculum in-depth
  • Sets the basis for questions that appear in the GATE exams

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