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Course Detail

Course Name Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
Course Code 15CHE211
Program B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering
Semester Four
Year Taught 2019


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.

Text Books

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


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