Thermodynamics for the Practicing Engineer / Edition 1by Louis Theodore, Francesco Ricci, Timothy Vanvliet
Pub. Date: 05/26/2009
This book concentrates specifically on the applications of thermodynamics, rather than the theory. It addresses both technical and pragmatic problems in the field, and covers such topics as enthalpy effects, equilibrium thermodynamics, non-ideal thermodynamics and energy conversion applications. Providing the reader with a working knowledge of the principles of
This book concentrates specifically on the applications of thermodynamics, rather than the theory. It addresses both technical and pragmatic problems in the field, and covers such topics as enthalpy effects, equilibrium thermodynamics, non-ideal thermodynamics and energy conversion applications. Providing the reader with a working knowledge of the principles of thermodynamics, as well as experience in their application, it stands alone as an easy-to-follow self-teaching aid to practical applications and contains worked examples.
Table of Contents
Part I INTRODUCTION.
1. Basic Calculations.
Units and Dimensions.
Conversion of Units.
The Gravitational Constant, gc.
Significant Figures and Scientific Notation.
2. Process Variables.
Moles and Molecular Weights.
Mass and Volume.
3. Gas Laws.
Boyle's and Charles' Laws.
The Ideal Gas Law.
Partial Pressure and Partial Volume.
Critical and Reduced Properties.
Non-Ideal Gas Behavior.
4. Conservation Laws.
The Conservation Laws.
The Conservation Law for Momentum.
The Conservation Law for Mass.
The Conservation Law for Energy.
Combustion of Methane.
Excess and Limiting Reactant(s).
Combustion of Ethane.
Combustion of Chlorobenzene.
6. The Second Law of Thermodynamics.
Qualitative Review of the Second Law.
Quantitative Review of the Second Law.
Ideal Work and Lost Work.
The Heat Exchanger Dilemma.
Chemical Plant and Process Applications.
The Third Law of Thermodynamics.
Part II ENTHALPY EFFECTS.
7. Sensible Enthalpy Effects.
The Gibbs Phase Rule (GPR).
Heat Capacity Values.
Predictive Methods for Heat Capacity.
8. Latent Enthalpy Effects.
The Clausius-Clapeyron (C-C) Equation.
Predictive Methods: Normal Boiling Point.
Predictive Methods: Other Temperatures.
9. Enthalpy of Mixing Effects.
Enthalpy of Mixing at Infinite Dilution.
10. Chemical Reaction Enthalpy Effects.
Standard Enthalpy of Formation.
Standard Enthalpy of Reaction.
Effect of Temperature on Enthalpy of Reaction.
Gross and Net Heating Values.
Part III EQUILIBRIUM THERMODYNAMICS.
11. Phase Equilibrium Principles.
Raoult's Law vs Henry's Law.
12. Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium Calculations.
The DePriester Charts.
Raoult’s Law Diagrams.
Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium in Nonideal Solutions.
13. Chemical Reaction Equilibrium Principles.
Standard Free Energy of Formation, ∆Gof.
Standard Free Energy of Reaction, ∆Go.
The Chemical Reaction Equilibrium Constant, K.
Effect of Temperature on ∆Go and K: Simplified Approach.
Effect of Temperature on ∆Go and K: α, β, and γ Data.
Effect of Temperature on ∆Go and K: a, b, and c Data.
Procedures to Determine K.
14. Chemical Reaction Equilibrium Applications.
Rate vs Equilibrium Considerations.
Extent of Reaction.
The Reaction Coordinate.
Gas Phase Reactions.
Equilibrium Conversion Calculations: Simplified Approach.
Equilibrium Conversion Calculations: Rigorous Approach.
Part IV OTHER TOPICS.
15. Economic Considerations.
Perturbation Studies in Optimization.
16. Open-Ended Problems.
Developing Students’ Power of Critical Thinking.
17. Other ABET Topics.
Health, Safety, and Accident Management.
18. Fuel Options.
19. Exergy: The Concept of "Quality Energy".
The Quality of Heat vs Work.
Quantitative Exergy Analysis.
I. Steam Tables.
A. Saturated Steam.
B. Superheated Steam.
C. Saturated Steam-Ice.
II. SI Units.
III. Conversion Constants.
IV. Selected Common Abbreviations.
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