2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
CAPE2060 Chemical Thermodynamics
10 creditsClass Size: 220
Module manager: Dr Robert Hammond
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
|CAPE1020||Engineering Science 1|
|CAPE1040||Mathematical Techniques 1|
Module replacesCAPE2040 Process Modelling and Thermodynamics
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesOn completion of this module students should have developed and be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of process modelling and thermodynamics: PVT properties of fluids (equations of state), relationships between thermodynamic properties of pure substances and mixtures, ideal and non-ideal systems, physical equilibrium between phases with a stress on the vapour-liquid equilibrium and chemical equilibrium. Students should be able to apply MATLAB software to solve numerical problems related to chemical thermodynamics.
On successful completion of the module students should:
- have an understanding of thermodynamic systems (both closed and open) and energy flows, including concepts of enthalpy, entropy, heat, work, fugacity and activity;
- be able to derive and transform thermodynamic relationships and use them to present and calculate basic thermodynamic properties e.g. specific enthalpies, entropy changes etc.;
- be familiar with the Equation of State concept and apply it to model ideal and real systems by selecting the appropriate equation;
- be able to calculate properties of both pure substances and mixtures;
- understand the principles of chemical and phase equilibria and apply them to problem solving in related separation and chemical processes;
- gain an understanding of how chemical processes are designed considering both thermodynamics and kinetics;
- be able to apply thermodynamic principles in process design, including how to make reasonable assumptions, and predict system properties when parameter values are uncertain;
- be able to apply MATLAB software for basic programming and application of numerical methods to problem solving.
- Ability to understand underlying physics associated with chemical thermodynamics.
- Transferable skills in linking fundamental theories to real world processes.
- Use of MATLAB software.
- MATLAB programming and numerical methods.
- Pressure-Volume-Temperature (PVT) properties of fluids - equations of state;
- Relationships between thermodynamic properties;
- Pure and multi-component systems;
- Phase diagrams;
- Vapour-liquid equilibrium: dew point and bubble point calculations;
- Chemical equilibrium.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Independent online learning hours||20.00|
|Private study hours||44.00|
|Total Contact hours||36.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private studyReview of lecture notes each week.
Directed reading of recommended texts.
Tutorial assignments (not marked).
Revision for written examination.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackOne computer assignment based on MATLAB software.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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