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Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

ISBN: 9780132693066 | 0132693062
Edition: 1st
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Pub. Date: 10/2/2012

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This brand-new text makes thermodynamics far easier to teach and learn. Drawing on his award-winning courses at Penn State, Dr. Themis Matsoukas organizes the test for more effective learning, focuses on "why" as well as "how," offers imagery that helps students conceptualize the equations, and illuminates thermodynamics with relevant examples from within and beyond the chemical engineering discipline. Matsoukas presents solved problems in every chapter, ranging from basic calculations to realistic safety and environmental applications. Part I introduces the First and Second laws of thermodynamics. Part II presents the equation of state and the phase diagram of pure component, and establishes methodologies for calculating thermodynamic properties from equations of state, charts, and correlations. These methodologies are applied to closed and open systems of varying complexity, from isolated units (heat exchangers, throttling valves, and compressors) to power plants and refrigeration cycles. Part III focuses on mixtures, surveying phase diagrams, introducing the calculus of multicomponent thermodynamics, and applying the theory to vapor/liquid equilibrium. Matsoukas concludes by discussing reacting mixtures, including energy balances and equilibrium calculations. Throughout, many problems require mathematical software; however, instructors have the flexibility to use any software package they prefer.

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