Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
First and second laws of thermodynamics as applied to behavior of real fluids; physical and chemical equilibrium.
CH EN
373
 Hours 3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab Prerequisites CH EN 273 & CHEM 467 Recommended Chem 461. Note College Lecture attendance required. Taught Winter Programs Containing CH EN 373
Course Outcomes

Balances

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.

Phase Diagrams

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.

Balances

Students will be able to set up and solve simple transient energy balances.

Solution Thermodynamics

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.

Problem Solving

Students will demonstrate an ability to solve engineering problems.

Graphical Data

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.

Phase Behavior

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.)

Entropy

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.).

Design Calculations

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.

Environmental Considerations

Students will understand and have a basic knowledge of how environmental considerations are incorporated into engineering problem solving.

Rationalize Units

Students will be able to rationalize units, make order of magnitude estimates, assess reasonableness of solutions, and select appropriate levels of solution sophistication.

Technical Material

Students will demonstrate effective reading of technical material.

Safety

Students will understand and have a basic knowledge of how safety considerations are incorporated into engineering problem solving.

Heat Concepts

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.