The prime functions of Physical Chemistry division are teaching , research, chemical analysis and advisory to the sugar factories. The division is engaged in extensive research aimed to develop fundamental understanding and to solve complex problem in physico-chemical aspects of sugar manufacture particularly in clarification process and color development phenomenon.
This division is involved in imparting teaching and training (practical), physical chemistry to the students pursuing their courses in Sugar Technology, Alcohal Technology and Quality control. Physical part of chemistry mainly imvolves the claritication process particularly ‘Colour’ and "Physico-chemical aspect" of reactions taking place in clarification process. A part from this physical chemistry division also gives prelaminary idea about the distillation, phase change and electro-chemical aspects of clarification process. More the 25 scholars have completed there Ph.D. work from the department.
The division has state of the art research laboratories furnished with sophisticaled instruments and equipments to carry out analysis as per ICUMSA prescribed procdures.
Following prestigious projects have been completed by Physical chemistry division in recent past.
The division also renders its technical advise to sugar and allied industries as and when they requered in field of colour of sugar, treatment of boiler water and condensate water, storage and keeping quality of sugar in godowns etc.
More than 400 papers and reviews have been published by the department in past in reputed National and International Journals of high impact factor.