Thermodynamics for the Practicing Engineer / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $101.43
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 22%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (6) from $101.43   
  • New (5) from $101.43   
  • Used (1) from $110.50   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Brand New, Perfect Condition, Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.

Ships from: Westminster, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:


Condition: New
New Book. Shipped from UK within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000.

Ships from: Horcott Rd, Fairford, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:


Condition: New

Ships from: Avenel, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:


Condition: New
New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000.

Ships from: Secaucus, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:


Condition: New
Brand New! Ships same day or next business day. Free USPS Tracking Number. Excellent Customer Service. Ships from TN

Ships from: Nashville, TN

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


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.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470444689
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/26/2009
  • Series: Essential Engineering Calculations Series , #2
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 414
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

LOUIS THEODORE, ENG SCD, is a consultant for Theodore Tutorials, a company specializing in providing training solutions to industry, academia, and government. In addition to receiving awards from the International Air & Waste Management Association and the American Society for Engineering Education, Dr. Theodore is the author/coauthor of eighty-one books, including Nanotechnology: Basic Calculations for Engineers and Scientists (Wiley) and Handbook of Chemical and Environmental Engineering Calculations (Wiley), plus nearly 100 technical publications. He was recently (2008) recognized at Madison Square Garden for his contributions to basketball and the youth of America.

FRANCESCO RICCI is currently a junior chemical engineering student at Manhattan College. A member of both Tau Beta Pi and Omega Chi Epsilon, and the recipient of numerous academic awards and scholarships, Mr. Ricci is the author of the solutions manual to this text, and a contributing author to the 2009 title Introduction to Environmental Management.

TIMOTHY VANVLIET is currently a senior chemical engineering student at Manhattan College. Mr. VanVliet is a member of Omega Chi Epsilon, and has received numerous academic awards and scholarships.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents



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.


Heat Capacity.

Thermal Conductivity.

Reynolds Number.


Vapor Pressure.

Property Estimation.


3. Gas Laws.


Boyle's and Charles' Laws.

The Ideal Gas Law.

Standard Conditions.

Partial Pressure and Partial Volume.

Critical and Reduced Properties.

Non-Ideal Gas Behavior.

Non-Ideal Mixtures.


4. Conservation Laws.


The Conservation Laws.

The Conservation Law for Momentum.

The Conservation Law for Mass.

The Conservation Law for Energy.


5. Stoichiometry.


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.



7. Sensible Enthalpy Effects.


The Gibbs Phase Rule (GPR).

Enthalpy Values.

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.

Industrial Applications.


9. Enthalpy of Mixing Effects.


Enthalpy-Concentration Diagrams.

H2SO4-H2O Diagram.

NaOH-H2O Diagram.

Enthalpy of Mixing at Infinite Dilution.

Evaporator Design.


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.



11. Phase Equilibrium Principles.


Psychometric Chart.

Raoult's Law.

Henry's Law.

Raoult's Law vs Henry's Law.

Vapor-Solid Equilibrium.

Liquid-Solid Equilibrium.


12. Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium Calculations.


The DePriester Charts.

Raoult’s Law Diagrams.

Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium in Nonideal Solutions.

NRTL Diagrams.

Wilson Diagrams.

Relative Volatility.


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.

Other Reactions.



15. Economic Considerations.


Capital Costs.

Operating Costs.

Project Evaluation.

Perturbation Studies in Optimization.


16. Open-Ended Problems.


Developing Students’ Power of Critical Thinking.



Inquiring Minds.


17. Other ABET Topics.


Environmental Management.

Health, Safety, and Accident Management.

Numerical Methods.



18. Fuel Options.


Fuel Properties.

Natural Gas.

Liquid Fuels.


Fuel Selection.

Stoichiometric Calculations.


19. Exergy: The Concept of "Quality Energy".


The Quality of Heat vs Work.


Quantitative Exergy Analysis.

Environmental Impact.

Exergy Efficiency.



I. Steam Tables.

A. Saturated Steam.

B. Superheated Steam.

C. Saturated Steam-Ice.

II. SI Units.

III. Conversion Constants.

IV. Selected Common Abbreviations.



Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)