University of Canterbury

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics


Iowa State Course Substitution

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

CH E 381

Course Info

International Credits: 15.0
Converted Credits: 4.0
Semester: fall
Country: New Zealand
Language: English
Course Description:
Description An introduction to concepts and principles in chemical and process thermodynamics. This course includes the 1st and 2nd Laws, equilibrium and reversibility, ideal gas process calculations and refrigeration and heat pump cycles. Thermodynamics is a core subject for chemical and process engineering. Its principles are used in fluid mechanics, reaction engineering, heat and mass transfer, separation processes and process energy balances. This course emphasises the development of these general principles including the 1st and 2nd Laws and the application of these to energy balances. This course will also reinforce mathematical concepts (such as partial derivatives) by linking them to physical phenomenon related to thermodynamics. Topics include: - Internal energy, heat, work, state functions and the 1st law of thermodynamics - Properties of Ideal gases and PVT behaviour of fluids - Application of partial derivatives and integral calculus to thermodynamics - Reversibility and equilibrium - Ideal gas processes - Phase diagrams and the Phase rule - Enthalpy and its use in energy balances including reactions and phase changes - Thermodynamics of ideal mixtures - Steam tables and others sources of thermodynamic data - The 2nd Law, heat engines, Entropy and Gibbs energy


Evaluation Date:
January 16, 2019
Rodney Fox