University Of Limerick

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics


Iowa State Course Substitution

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

CH E 381

Course Info

International Credits: 6.0
Converted Credits: 3.5
Semester: fall
Country: Ireland
Language: English
Course Description:
Application of the first and the second law of thermodynamics in chemical engineering: identify and describe open and closed systems; conditions and limitations for conversion between different kinds of energy; describe the theoretical energy conversion processes of Carnot-, Rankine- and Brayton, and understand the differences with their corresponding technical applications: steam turbines, gas turbines, cooling machines and heat pumps. Fundamental thermodynamics of phase equilibria and methods of correlation and prediction: understand standard states and the use of activity and fugacity coefficients, understand the use and limitations of models for correlation and prediction of excess free energy and activity coefficients Application of chemical thermodynamics to reaction engineering: spontaneity of chemical reactions, chemical reaction equilibrium, equilibrium conversion calculations Methods of correlation and prediction of physical properties for chemical engineering calculations. Availability and application of electronic data bases for physical properties, and software for prediction of physical properties


Evaluation Date:
November 30, 2016
Monica Lamm