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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Thermodynamics Of Fluid Phase Equilibria

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam

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The goal of this course to introduce molecular thermodynamics as a practical tool for engineering applications. In particular, the course would present the first year graduate student or senior undergraduate student a broad introduction to the thermodynamics of phase equilibria typically encountered in designing chemical products and processes. The course is suitable for those students who have completed their course in undergraduate thermodynamics. It would be further useful if the student has also done the first undergraduate course on chemical engineering thermodynamics.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : Any interested Learners

PREREQUISITES :An introduction course on Thermodynamics
INDUSTRY SUPPORT :All engineering based industry



Week 1 : Introduction, Review of first Law for closed and open systems, Properties of ideal gas and real fluidsWeek 2 : Thermodynamics calculus, thermodynamics derivatives, Euler’s theorem for homogeneous functions, Legendre’s transformations, Derivative in terms of measurable properties, elementary statistical mechanicsWeek 3 : Thermodynamics of Phase Equilibria, Open systems, Ideal Mixtures, Equilibrium in a Heterogeneous Closed System, FugacityWeek 4 : Thermodynamic Properties from Volumetric Data, Thermodynamic Properties with P, T as Independent Variable, Fugacity of Liquids and Solids, Thermodynamic Properties with V, T as Independent Variables, Approaches to Phase Equilibria CalculationsWeek 5 : Intermolecular forces, corresponding states, Osmotic systemsWeek 6 : Fugacity in Gas Mixture, Virial equation of state, fugacities from Virial equation, Fugacities at high densities, Solubilities of solids and liquids in compressed gasesWeek 7 : Fugacities in Liquid Mixure: Excess functionWeek 8 : Fugacities in Liquid Mixure: Models and Theory of Solution

Taught by

Jayant K. Singh



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