CH5151 – Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

CH5151 – Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

Course Content:

Broad Syllabus: Laws of Thermodynamics; Equilibrium and stability; Thermodynamic properties of single phase and multiphase, single component and multicomponent systems. Reaction equilibrium; Combined phase and reaction equilibrium.

Course Outline

  1. Classical thermodynamics – developments leading to first and second laws.
  2. Thermodynamic Properties of pure substances _ Fundamental relations, departure functions, equation of state
  3. Criteria for equilibrium and stability, work estimates, chemical potential, fugacity, phase equilibrium (single component)
  4. Mixtures: the chemical potential, fugacity, partial molar properties, Gibbs – Duhem relations
  5. Multiphase (non-reacting) systems : Giibbs’ phase rule, VLE : Ideal systems (Raoult’s law), Non-Ideal systems, activity coefficient models, Algorithms for general VLE calculations. Examples from gas absorption, humidification etc.
  6. Chemical reaction equilibria: Criterion for homogeneous single reactions; Activity and standard states; equilibrium constants, Equilibrium conversion calculation for ideal gas reaction mixtures; Introduction to combined phase and reaction equilibrium.


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