Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

Section 1: Course Information

  • Role:                           Course Lecturer           
  • Lectures:                    Departmental Auditorium, Chemical Engineering Department
  • Period:                        First term: Mondays (11am-1pm)
  • Prerequisite(s):           MEEE 351 (Engineering Thermodynamics)


Section 2: Course Description and Expectations

Course Description

This course is a continuation of the year three engineering thermodynamics course. It focuses on thermodynamics as it relates to chemical engineering. The course covers the following subjects: systems of variable compositions, ideal behaviour, non-ideal behaviour, Gibbs-Duhem equation, phase behaviour at low to moderate pressures, partial molar quantities, VLE from equation of state, chemical reaction equilibrium: multicomponent system, non-ideal systems.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of taking this course, the student should have been exposed to the basic theory of vapour-liquid equilibrium. This should enable to student to carry out bubble and dew point calculations. The student should be able to carry out the calculation of partial molar properties of mixtures as well as been able to analyse chemical reaction equilibrium.

Section 3: Assessment

  • Take home assignments
  • Closed book test
  • Group presentation
  • Closed book final exam

 Section 4: Recommended texts

  • Smith, J.M. Van Ness, H.C. and Abbott, M.M. (2001). Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, McGraw-Hill, New York.