Building up gradually from first principles, this unique introduction to modern thermodynamics integrates classical, statistical and molecular approaches, and is especially designed to support students studying chemical and biochemical engineering. In addition to covering traditional problems in engineering thermodynamics in the context of biology and materials chemistry, students are also introduced to the thermodynamics of DNA, proteins, polymers and surfaces. It includes over 80 detailed worked examples, covering a broad range of scenarios such as fuel cell efficiency, DNA/protein binding, semiconductor manufacturing, and polymer foaming, emphasising the practical real-world applications of thermodynamic principles; more than 300 carefully tailored homework problems, designed to stretch and extend students' understanding of key topics, accompanied by an online solution manual for instructors; and all the necessary mathematical background, plus resources summarising commonly used symbols, useful equations of state, microscopic balances for open systems, and links to useful online tools and datasets.
About the Author
Jay D. Schieber is Professor of Chemical Engineering in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Department of Physics, and Director of the Center for Molecular Study of Condensed Soft Matter, at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has been a visiting professor at universities in both Europe and Asia, holds numerous teaching awards, and was the 2004 Hougen Scholar at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Table of Contents1. Introduction; 2. The postulates of thermodynamics; 3. Generalized thermodynamic potentials; 4. First applications of thermodynamics; 5. Application to process design: flow systems; 6. Statistical mechanics; 7. Molecular interactions; 8. Fugacity and vapor-liquid equilibrium; 9. Activity, vapor-liquid, and liquid-liquid equilibrium; 10. Reaction equilibrium; 11. Thermodynamics of polymers; 12. Thermodynamics of surfaces; Appendix A. Mathematical background; Appendix B. Fluid equations of state; Appendix C. Microscopic balances for open systems; Bibliography; Index.