Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences


Code 22992

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 10

Semester 1

Module description

This module looks to develop the required skills for any graduate chemical engineering in the area of chemical thermodynamics, with particular emphasis on how this information is used in practice.
The type of material covered will be

  • (i) Introduction; refresh of fundamentals (zeroth, 1st, 2nd, 3rd laws, free energies)
  • (ii) Equations of state
  • (iii) Vapour-liquid equilibria and other phase equilibria
  • (iv) Chemical Potential and use in single and multicomponent systems
  • (v) Concept of fugacity and it links to Chemical Potential
  • (vi) Activity Coefficients
  • (vii) Phase Separation
  • (viii) Chemical Reaction Equilibria

Teaching and learning methods

Mixture of lectures, seminars and tutorials (including PC based material)