Introductory Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, 2nd edition

  • Carl T. Lira, 
  • J Richard Elliott

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A Practical, Up-to-Date Introduction to Applied Thermodynamics, Including Coverage of Process Simulation Models and an Introduction to Biological Systems


Introductory Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Second Edition, helps readers master the fundamentals of applied thermodynamics as practiced today: with extensive development of molecular perspectives that enables adaptation to fields including biological systems, environmental applications, and nanotechnology. This text is distinctive in making molecular perspectives accessible at the introductory level and connecting properties with practical implications.


Features of the second edition include


  • Hierarchical instruction with increasing levels of detail: Content requiring deeper levels of theory is clearly delineated in separate sections and chapters
  • Early introduction to the overall perspective of composite systems like distillation columns, reactive processes, and biological systems
  • Learning objectives, problem-solving strategies for energy balances and phase equilibria, chapter summaries, and “important equations” for every chapter
  • Extensive practical examples, especially coverage of non-ideal mixtures, which include water contamination via hydrocarbons, polymer blending/recycling, oxygenated fuels, hydrogen bonding, osmotic pressure, electrolyte solutions, zwitterions and biological molecules, and other contemporary issues
  • Supporting software in formats for both MATLAB® and spreadsheets
  • Online supplemental sections and resources including instructor slides, ConcepTests, coursecast videos, and other useful resources

Published by Pearson (July 6th 2022) - Copyright © 2012

ISBN-13: 9780137459353

Subject: Chemical Engineering

Category: Introduction to Chemical Engineering

Table of contents

  • Unit I: First and Second Laws
  • Chapter 1: Basic Concepts
  • Chapter 2: The Energy Balance
  • Chapter 3: Energy Balances for Composite Systems
  • Chapter 4: Entropy 1
  • Chapter 5: Thermodynamics Of Processes
  • Unit II: Generalized Analysis of Fluid Properties
  • Chapter 6: Classical Thermodynamics – Generalizations For Any Fluid
  • Chapter 7: Engineering Equations of State for PVT Properties
  • Chapter 8: Departure Functions
  • Chapter 9: Phase Equilibrium in a Pure Fluid
  • Unit III: Fluid Phase Equilibria in Mixtures
  • Chapter 10: Introduction to Multicomponent Systems
  • Chapter 11: An Introduction To Activity Models
  • Chapter 12: van der Waals Activity Models
  • Chapter 13: Local Composition Activity Models
  • Chapter 14: Liquid-Liquid and Solid-Liquid Phase Equilibria
  • Chapter 15: Phase Equilibria in Mixtures by an Equation of State
  • Chapter 16: Advanced Phase Diagrams
  • Unit IV: Reaction Equilibria
  • Chapter 17: Reaction Equilibria
  • Chapter 18: Electrolyte Solutions
  • Chapter 19: Molecular Association and Solvation
  • Appendix A: Summary of Computer Programs
  • Appendix B: Mathematics
  • Appendix C: Strategies for Solving VLE Problems
  • Appendix D: Models for Process Simulators
  • Appendix E: Themodynamic Properties
  • Index

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