COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
Course Code: 
15CHE211
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Semester: 
4
Type: 
Subject Core
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Coimbatore

'Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics' is a course offered in the fourth semester of B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore.

Unit 1

Pure gaseous substances – P-v-T behavior of pure substances, Calculation of work done, heat transferred, change in enthalpy in different processes – Ideal and Non-ideal gases; Equation of State, Compressibility factor.

Gas Mixtures – P-v-T behavior of gas mixtures, ideal and non-ideal mixtures, Mixture rules, Compressibility factors for mixtures. Excess properties of mixtures – Temperature and Pressure dependence, GibbsDuhem equation;

Unit 2

Ideal and non-ideal solutions; vapor pressure of solutions; fugacity and activity coefficients and their estimation; Criterion for vapor liquid equilibrium (VLE); Binary VLE – Bubble and dew point calculations – Equation of State and Activity Coefficient models; Multi-component VLE – K-factor approach; Thermodynamic consistency of VLE data.

Criterion for liquid-liquid equilibrium; Estimation of distribution co-efficient from activity models; Composition estimation in problems related to extraction.

Unit 3

Criterion for chemical reaction equilibrium – feasibility of chemical processes, Equilibrium constant;

Conversion calculations in a reaction – Homogeneous gas phase reactions, GasLiquid reactions, effect of temperature and pressure on conversion.

  • Y. V. C. Rao, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, 1st Ed., 2001
  • J. P. O’Connell and J. M. Haile, Thermodynamics: Fundamentals for Applications, Cambridge University Press, 2005
  • Yunus A. Cengel, Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach, 7th Ed., 2010