Questions Engineering

What are the chemical engineering applications in agriculture?

Airtract

Jahnavi Radheshyam

Every moment matters

Chemical engineers are those specialists who are involved in the manufacturing of large scale of fertilizers and pesticides which are needed by farmers and agriculturists for healthy growing crops without affecting the environment. Fertilizers are the source of nutrients essential which is must for the healthy growth of plants. Pesticides, for example, herbicide and insecticide are used for protecting plants from an attack of pests. If that is not done then, crop destruction will happen which will lead to a massive loss for the agriculture industry and for the farmers too who leave on earning from the sale of crops.

Agriculture is one of those sectors of the industry which needs the support of several other industries which gets involved with it and plays important roles to make the production of agriculture sustainable as well as profitable. Among those supporting sectors for agriculture, Chemical Engineering is the one.

The Agriculture industry is in need of Seeds for cultivation, and the Chemicals produced by the chemical industry are used for proper cleaning of the seeds before they are placed in the farmland.  Herbicides, Fertilizers, pesticides are some of the inputs from the chemical industry which are needed for cultivation and protection of crops from pests.  The produced crops and fruits need the support of chemicals for more extended preservation period and processing. If we take note of the perishable crops for example fruits and vegetables, all need chemicals for ripening as well as preserving. 

Chemical engineering, in reality, played a dominant role in improving the quality of production in the agriculture field. Chemical fertilizers are something which paved the way for introducing a green revolution in the agriculture world and is a gift from the industry of chemical engineering. 

The primary responsibility of the chemical engineers is to make the designing and troubleshooting of the processes which are needed for the production of chemicals, foods, fuels, pharmaceuticals, and biological, and there are many more on the list. Support of chemical engineers is needed to maximize productivity and product quality of the crops with minimization of costs.

In short, we can say that chemical engineering contributed enormously to the industry of agriculture by offering different products which are essential for the success of the sector of agriculture. Chemical engineers can also be a part of industrial processing of specific crops for example extraction of oil from the oilseeds, Extraction of sugarcane juice and transforming it into sugar cubes, etc. They can also play a significant role in improving the irrigation systems depending on the nature of the crop or fruits cultivated in agricultural lands or farms.

 Above is a brief about the various applications of chemical engineering in agriculture.

Engineering Courses

Basic Electronics - An Introduction

Saymum Al Jubaer Mazumder

0 (0) New Course

Learning about basic electronics and creating your own projects is a lot easier than you may think. In this tutorial, we’re going to give you a brief overview of common electronic components and e...

3 hrs 1.35 min 2 Students Enrolled 20 Lectures

$ 0.00

Free Enroll Now
Airtract FLASH SALE

Thermal Power Plant Operations

Rajib Roy Choudhary

0 (0) New Course

In this course you will learn about how does a thermal power plant work, Turbine characteristic, its protection, Types of Boiler, Boiler operation, Water System, Flue Gas system, Ash handling unit,...

1 hrs 51.13 mins 0 Students Enrolled 7 Lectures

$19

36.67 % off $30

$19

Buy Now
Airtract FLASH SALE

LEED BD+C Online Course

Hans Weemaes

5.00 (1)

The importance of sustainability needs little introduction, we can see the impacts of global warming, the increase in CO2 emissions, the spread of diseases such as COVID 19. Buildings contribute to...

3 hrs 51.24 mins 3 Students Enrolled 75 Lectures

$19

80.81 % off $99

$19

Buy Now
Airtract FLASH SALE

LEED O+M Accredit Professional Course

Hans Weemaes

0 (0) New Course

About This Class You’ve been asked to consult and manage a LEED Operations & Maintenance (O&M) project. You appreciate the vote of confidence, and are determined to do good job. You want to achi...

2 hrs 36.39 mins 0 Students Enrolled 51 Lectures

$19

80.81 % off $99

$19

Buy Now
View All
Item added successfully. Go to cart for checkout.
Accept Reject