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Undergraduate Course: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 2 (CHEE08015)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course first introduces the principles and methods of Classical Thermodynamics and the thermodynamic laws in relation to familiar experience; phase change, ideal gas and flow processes; using sources of data such as thermodynamic tables and charts. The concepts of Gibbs free energy and chemical potential are introduced in the context of both phase equilibrium and chemical reaction equilibrium in ideal systems. Power generation and refrigeration cycle are introduced and analysed. Equations of State are also introduced. To enable students to calculate heats of reaction and equilibrium concentrations for gas phase reactions using standard thermodynamic data.
Course description The following topics will be covered:
-Philosophical foundations of Thermodynamics. Intensive/extensive properties. Concept of equilibrium.
-Spontaneity in processes and Reversibility.
-Introduction of First and second laws. Isentropic processes and isentropic efficiency.
-Rankine cycle and power generation.
-Refrigeration and Vapour compression cycles. Absorption refrigeration and liquefaction cycles.
-Equations of State. Pure components and mixtures
-Auxiliary functions: the Gibbs Free Energies. Gibbs FE as a work function and criterion for equilibrium. Maxwell's equations and a sample derivation.
-Calculation of change in TD properties between specified states, including calculation of DG.
-Phase equilibrium fora single component. Clausius-Clapeyron equation. TD properties of perfect gas mixtures: enthalpy and entropy of mixing.
-VLE for ideal mixtures; Raoult's Law. Chemical potential and fugacity, phase rule.
-Gibbs FE change for ideal mixtures.
-Chemical equilibrium in (ideal) gaseous systems. Standard FE change of reaction.

Evaluation of Chemical equilibrium constant at elevated temperatures from Standard data. Calculation of equilibrium composition of a reaction mixture of perfect gases at given T,P.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2019/20, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 20, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 1.5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 69 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written Exam 100 %
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)1:30
Resit Exam Diet (August)1:30
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand and apply basic thermodynamic concepts: thermodynamic systems, states, properties, work, heat, energy.
  2. Represent power generation and refrigeration cycles on T-S and P-H diagrams and determine the power generation or requirement for a given thermal duty.
  3. Describe the significance of Chemical Potential in mixtures.
  4. Use Standard heats and free energies of formation to evaluate equilibrium constants, and hence determine equilibrium concentrations in reacting mixtures at elevated temperatures and pressures.
  5. Understand deviation between ideal vs. real cycles
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information 20 lecture
6 tutorials

-Introduction, foundations. Basic concepts and definitions: systems, units, equilibrium
- Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics, heat and temperature. Processes, heat, work  
-Pure substances, Phase change. Phase diagrams
-Thermodynamics Tables (steam tables), interpolations, ideal gases  
-First Law of Thermodynamics, conservation of energy. Energy transfer by heat and work
-Energy analysis (First law) of closed systems
-Conservation of energy (open systems). Control volumes, steady states analysis
-Steady flow engineering devices  
-Introduction to the Second law of Thermodynamics, Entropy, spontaneity of processes.
-Entropy calculations for solid, liquids and gases
-Clausius inequality, entropy production
-Entropy balance, examples of entropy balance
-Carnot cycle, Efficiency of Carnot cycle, perpetual machines
-Isentropic Processes, isentropic efficiency
-Power generation, Rankine cycle
-Refrigeration cycles  
-Gibbs energy for equilibrium, Gibbs equations, Maxwell equations
-Gibbs free energy applied to phase equilibrium, azeotropes
-Chemical equilibrium, equilibrium constant for ideal gas reactions
-Equations of State: ideal, cubic, virial and principle of
KeywordsThermodynamics,Chemical,Ideal gas,Equilibrium,Cycles,Equations of State
Course organiserDr Giulio Santori
Course secretaryMr Mark Owenson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5533
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