216 pages | 150 B/W Illus.
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.
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.