SPCH 012 : Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

SPCH 012 : Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

  • course description:

    This course introduces basic concepts of thermodynamics in relation with physical and chemical transformations that accompany many industrial processes. The course also delves into the study of phase and chemical equilibrium of chemicals and their mixtures and their applications to unit operations and processes.

  • course learning outcomes:

    At the end of the course, the participants will be able to;
    - Describe the important thermodynamic properties like energy, work, enthalpy, entropy, Gibbs energy, and chemical potential.
    - Read properties such as enthalpy, entropy, and saturated volumes from thermodynamic tables.
    - Perform flash, dew point and bubble point calculations.
    - Apply principles of thermodynamics to unit processes and equipment such as pumps, and compressors.

  • Course outlines:

    - Basic concepts of thermodynamics; First Law of Thermodynamics.
    - Heat Effects.
    - Second Law of Thermodynamics.
    - Volumetric Properties of Pure Fluids.
    - Phase and chemical equilibrium.

  • practical aspects of the course:

    - Developing excel sheets to calculate bubble point and vapor composition given a liquid mixture of specified composition or to calculate the dew point and liquid composition given a vapor mixture of specified composition.
    - Developing excel sheets to calculate the masses and compositions of liquid and vapor.

  • who should attend?

    The course is suitable for;
    - Foreman, supervisors, operators.
    - Graduate chemical engineers working in the chemical process industries at large.

  • duration:

    5 Days


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