CH E 220 - Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

Course Description

Chemical process applications of energy balances, equations of state, thermodynamic properties of real fluids, second law of thermodynamics, cycles.

CH E 220 - Introduction to Chemical Engineering (3): This course is the introductory course in chemical engineering thermodynamics. It is normally scheduled in the sophomore year and is continued by a second course which covers the thermodynamics of phase transformations and chemical reactions. The emphasis of this course is in the development of the theory of thermodynamics and its application to pure substances. The theory is applied on the thermodynamic analysis of small- and large-scale processes with multiple streams and energy exchanges, how to compute heat and work loads, and how to assess the efficiency of the process with respect to energy utilization. Starting from small units, such as pumps, compressors, turbines, and heat exchangers, examples grow to include large systems such as power plants and refrigeration cycles, that may involve many interconnecting units and recycle streams. A parallel focus of the course is in the computation of thermodynamic properties through the use of charts, tables, and equations of state with emphasis on non-ideal systems.

Course Prerequisites

  • Prerequisites or Concurrent: MATH 230

Additional Information

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Matsoukas, Themistolkis

THEMISTOKLIS MATSOUKAS

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Chemical Engineering

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