CHEM ENG 2011 - Process Engineering Thermodynamics
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2017
General Course Information
Course Code CHEM ENG 2011 Course Process Engineering Thermodynamics Coordinating Unit School of Chemical Engineering Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge CHEM ENG 1007, CHEM ENG 2010 Course Description To provide students with the fundamental concepts and principles of modern chemical and pharmaceutical engineering thermodynamics with an emphasis on relevance to other parts of the chemical and pharmaceutical engineering curriculum. Topics to be covered in this course include: conservation of mass and energy; entropy; thermodyanmics properties of real gases; multicomponent mixtures; phase equilibrium in mixtures; equilibrium for reacting systems; analysis of power and refrigeration cycles.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Yung NgothaiEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 8313 5445
Consultation Times: Friday 2-4 pm
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Compute the thermodynamic properties of pure gases and liquids, and their mixtures; 2 Determine the heat and work requirements for physical, chemical and biochemical processes 3 Determine the equilibrium condition for chemical reactions and for the transfer of chemical species between phases; 4 Identify and formulate problems in chemical and biochemical engineering thermodynamics and find appropriate solutions; and 5 Work efficiently and productively in small teams.
The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency: 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.6
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1-4 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1-5 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
1-5 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
5 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
J. M. Smith, H. C. Van Ness, and M. M. Abbott, “Introduction to Chemical
Engineering Thermodynamics”, McGraw-Hill, 7th Edition, 2005.
S. I. Sandler, “Chemical, Biochemical, and Engineering Thermodynamics”, Wiley, 4th Edition, 2006.
Y. A. Cengel and M. Boles, “Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach”, Mc Graww-Hill, 7th Edition, 2011.
B. E. Poling, J. M. Prausnitz, and J. P. O’Connell, “The Properties of Gases and Liquids”, McGraw-Hill, 5th Edition, 2001.
S. Skogestad, “Chemical and Energy Process Engineering”, CRC Press, 2009.
G.F.C. Rogers and Y.R. Mayhew, “Thermodynamic and Transport Properties of Fluids - SI Units”, Blackwell, 5th Edition, 1995.
R.H. Perry & D. Green, “Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook”, McGraw-Hill, 7th Edition, 1997.
Online LearningA range of online resources will be provided via MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
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Activity Contact Hours Workload Hours Lectures 22 44 Tutorials 21 42 In Class Tests 2 10 Total 45 96
Learning Activities SummaryTopic 1: PVT Relationships and Equations of State
The law of corresponding states: PVT surfaces, critical constants, law of rectilinear diameters, virial equation,“simple” fluids, “normal” fluids. Empirical equations of state: van der Waals, Redlich-Kwong. Generalized correlations.
Topic 2: Thermodynamic Properties of Real Substances
Thermodynamic functions. Estimation of thermodynamic properties from PVT data and heat capacities. Detailed calculation of thermodynamic properties for real gases. Generalized correlation of thermodynamic properties; hypothetical ideal-gas states. Fugacities of gases, liquids and solids.Phase changes: Clausius-Clapeyron equation. Vapor pressure. Properties of 2-phase systems. Property representations. Steady-state flow: compressors and turbines, throttling devices, nozzles.
Topic 3: Power generationCarnot cycle. Rankine cycle: steam power plant; superheat, reheat and regeneration. Thermodynamics of mechanical explosions.
Topic 4: Refrigeration and Liquefaction
Carnot refrigeration cycle. Refrigerant charts and diagrams. Vapor-compression cycle: expansion valves, expansion engine. Absorption refrigeration. Liquefaction: Joule-Thomson effect, Linde process.
Topic 5: Phase Equilibrium and Multicomponent Systems
General conditions of equilibrium. Criteria of equilibrium. Composition of phases in equilibrium. Ideal-liquid solutions; Raoult’s Law; Henry’s Law; Lewis-Randall Rule. Vapor-liquid equilibrium at low and high pressures. Dew point and bubble point. Phase equilibrium constants. Excess mixture properties. Gibbs-Duhem equation; partial molar quantities. Activity coefficients: Margules and van Laar equations, thermodynamic consistency tests. Empirical and predictive liquid mixture models.
Topic 6: Chemical Reaction Equilibria
Reaction thermochemistry. Reaction equilibrium constants. Temperature dependence of equilibrium constants: van’t Hoff equation. Pressure dependence of equilibrium yields; inert gas effects. Complex equilibria: multiple reactions. Heterogeneous gas-solid, gas-liquid and liquid-solid reactions. Thermodynamics of chemical explosions.
Specific Course RequirementsHURDLE REQUIREMENTSA hurdle requirement is a minimum standard of achievement that a student must attain in order to successfully complete a course. The School of Chemical Engineering has determined that each student must achieve a minimum of 50% in the continuous assessment component of any CHEM ENG coded course. Failure to achieve 50% or greater in the continuous assessment in a course may result in an overall fail grade being awarded for the course even if you achieve 50% or more overall.Continuous assessment is where written works, tests, class participation, etc during the first 12 weeks of the semester.
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Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative Due (week)* Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes Assignments 10 Group Summative Weeks 2-11 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Tests 20 individual Summative 4,10 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Final Examination 70 individual Formative 12 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Total 100
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M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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