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CL3010 - Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Review of conservation of energy law and use of steam tables. Equations of state for pure substances and mixtures. The mathematical development of thermodynamic relations. Thermodynamics of ideal and real mixtures. Property changes of mixing. The estimation of fugacity and activity coefficients. Prediction of phase equilibrium (solid-liquid-vapour) by hand and by computer.

Learning Outcomes

  • calculate critical properties using thermodynamic relationships (Laws of Thermodynamics);
  • identify the appropriate Equations of State for calculating thermodynamic properties;
  • illustrate the differences between real and ideal fluid;
  • formulate numerical strategies to solve Chemical Engineering Thermodynamic problems.
Prerequisites: CL2501 AND MA2000


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor George Vamvounis.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); on-course assessment, some of which may be invigilated (30% - 50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.