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EG 3020
PROCESS THERMODYNAMICS
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr J Kiefer

Pre-requisite(s): EG 2539 Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, EG 2002 Process Engineering

The course begins with an introduction to essential process engineering thermodynamics. The ideal gas law and equations for the computation of process heat/work requirements for isochoric, isobaric and isothermal processes are briefly revised. The P-V and P-T phase diagrams for a pure substance are reviewed. The isothermal compressibility and volume expansivity are discussed for liquids. Vapour pressure and the Antoine Equation are treated allowing two-component vapour-liquid equilibrium to be discussed in terms of Raoult's law and modified Raoult's law, Knowledge of single component behaviour is extended to an advanced level through a detailed treatment of PVT equations of state and generalized compressibility factor methods. The virial, van der Waals, Redlich-Kwong, Peng-Robinson and Benedict-Webb-Rubin equations of state are discussed. Generalized correlations for the compressibility factor, Z are treated. The PVT relations for real gases are applied to phase transitions for isobaric, isochoric, isothermal and adiabatic phase transitions by hand computation and simulation. PVT relations for real gas mixtures are addressed; Dalton's & Amagat's laws modified by compressibility and the pseudocritical method employing Kay's law are covered. Residual properties and the experimental dtermination of thermodynamic properties are addressed. Finally, the course completes with key topics in solution thermodynamics.

27 one-hour lectures, 9 one-hour tutorials and 3 three-hour practicals (laboratories and simulation exercises). There are no classes, labs or tutorials in Week 20. Laboratories are carried out in accordance with the published rota.

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination (80%) and continuous assessment (20%).
The continuous assessment will be based on the submission of engineering reports detailing the practical work. Detailed information relating to the format of reports will be given during course contact time.

Resit: 1 three-hour written examination (100%).