Students will be able to solve steady-state, overall, material and energy balances for systems which include one or more of the following: recycle, multiple units, chemical reactions.
Students will be able to read mixture phase diagrams (liquid-liquid and VLE) and construct mass balances from them using the lever rule, tie lines, etc.
Students will be able to set up and solve simple transient energy balances.
Students will be able to apply solution thermodynamics fundamentals to solve VLE, LLE, SLE, and GLE problems including bubble point, dew point and flash calculations.
Students will demonstrate an ability to solve engineering problems.
Students will demonstrate effective interpretation of graphical data.
Equations of State
Students will be able to use equations of state and corresponding states correlations in the determination of properties.
Creative Thinking Skills
Students will exhibit critical and creative thinking skills for analysis and evaluation of problems and cause-effect relationships.
Energy Conversion Calculations
Students will be able to perform energy conversion calculations for Rankine power and compression refrigeration cycles.
Single-stage Flash Calculations
Students will be able to set up and solve single-stage flash calculations.
Students will understand the phase behavior of pure substances in relationship to the variables T, P, and density (including vapor pressure, critical point, freezing line, triple point, etc.)
Students will understand the concept of entropy and the second law of thermodynamics and be able to apply the second law to closed and open systems.
Chemical Reaction Equilibria
Students will understand the fundamental principles of chemical reaction equilibria including extent of reaction, equilibrium constant and its temperature-dependence, equilibrium conversion.
Modern Property Databases
Students will be able to use modern property databases to assist in problem solving.
Closed and Open Systems
Students will be able to apply the first law of thermodynamics to closed and open systems (including energy, work, and heat transformations in process units such as tanks, turbines, compressors, valves, etc.).
Students will be able to perform design (sizing) calculations for turbines and compressors (e.g., involving delta H, delta S, work, heat, efficiencies).
Understanding Solution Thermodynamics
Students will understand the fundamental concepts of solution thermodynamics including chemical potential, fugacity, activity, partial molar properties, ideal solutions, and excess properties.
Students will understand and have a basic knowledge of how environmental considerations are incorporated into engineering problem solving.
Students will be able to rationalize units, make order of magnitude estimates, assess reasonableness of solutions, and select appropriate levels of solution sophistication.
Students will demonstrate effective reading of technical material.
Students will understand and have a basic knowledge of how safety considerations are incorporated into engineering problem solving.
Students will understand and be able to apply the concepts of heat capacity, latent heat, heat of reaction, heat of combustion, and heat of formation.