Thermodynamics for Chemical Engineering: A Process Approach, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Thermodynamics for Chemical Engineering

A Process Approach, 1st Edition

By Paul Stevenson

CRC Press

216 pages | 150 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781498747622
pub: 2019-06-04
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Teaching thermodynamics in a logical but approachable manner in the context of modern process industries, this text specifically targets important keystone concepts to ensure a strong foundation in the subject. Focus on mathematics is eschewed, and instead the physical basis of thermodynamics is emphasised. The book provides many industrially relevant worked examples and recognises the will of accrediting institutions by covering safety and design.

This book is of interest to chemical engineering students studying thermodynamics as well as researchers and industry professionals looking to consolidate their knowledge of this vital field to chemical engineering practice.

Table of Contents

Definitions and Fundamental Concepts of Thermodynamics. The First Law of Thermodynamics. Applications and Extensions of the First Law. Ideal Gases. The Second Law of Thermodynamics. Entropy. Applications of the Theory of Entropy. Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines. Control Volume Analysis. Steady and Unsteady Flow Processes. The Second Law of Thermodynamics for a Control Volume. Momentum in a Control Volume. Steady Flow Energy Cycles. Steady Cycles in Process Unit Operations. Non-Idealities in Gases. Work Functions. Phase Equilibria for Pure Substances. Mixtures and Solutions. Chemical Equilibria.

About the Author

Paul Stevenson is Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Hull and has MA, MEng (double-first class honours) and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK. He has teaching experience at the Universities of Cambridge, Newcastle (Australia) and Auckland, the latter at which he developed a course in ‘Engineering Thermodynamics’ which will form the basis of much of the proposed text book. At the University of Hull, he has developed and leads the inaugural course in Chemical Process Design. Stevenson is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

Jay Wadhawan is a Senior Lecturer in Chemistry & Chemical Engineering at the University of Hull and has BSc (first class honours), MChem and PhD degrees from the University of Oxford, UK. He has taught across a very wide range of physical and analytical chemistry topics and teaches on the inaugural course in Chemical Process Design at the University of Hull. He has a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical