Swansea University

Thermodynamics Of Process Design


Iowa State Course Substitution

Engineering Thermodynamics I

M E 231

Course Info

International Credits: 10.0
Converted Credits: 3.0
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Course Description:

Section 1: Standard states; Ideal and non-ideal equations of state; Generalised compressibility factor charts; Systems of gas mixtures; Ideal and non-ideal gas mixtures; Fugacity of gases; Health and safety implications of thermodynamic calculations (e.g. design pressures for vessels); Case studies [4]. Section 2: Thermodynamic equations and the 1st and 2nd laws for mathematical modelling of processes; Entropy; Reversible, irreversible and spontaneous systems; Carnot engine, simple air standard cycles for engines, system efficiency, P-V and T-S diagrams; Steam power cycles, including Rankine cycle, reheat and regeneration systems; refridgeration cycles; Case studies [6]. Section 3: Clausius-Clapeyron equation; Gibbs free energy; Chemical potential and activities; Maxwell's equations; Chemical reaction equilibria: free energy of reactions; reaction and equilibrium isotherms; Van't Hoff isochore and isotherm. Case studies of chemical equilibria for industrial catalytic reaction systems for chemical product design [5]. Section 4: Phase equilibria for separation process engineering design; Thermodynamics of molecular mixtures (enthalpy, entropy, free-energy and volume); General liquid-vapour equilibrium models; Bubble and dew point prediction and the De-Priester nomogram; Ideal and non-ideal mixtures; Models for predicting activity coefficients of liquid solutions (Van-Laar, Wilson etc.); Maximum and minimum boiling-point mixtures; Azeotropes and distillation; Henry's Law; Effects of pressure, temperature and composition on equilibria. Case studies [5].


Evaluation Date:
April 1, 2015
Mark Mba-Wright