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CL3010 - Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of 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

  • develop and practise problem solving and the use of in-depth technical skills in applying the laws of thermodynamics to physical and chemical processes;
  • develop and practise strategies and tactics for problem identification, formulation and solution;
  • develop engineering communication skills by developing computer code and practicing effective documentation of this code;
  • develop in-depth technical skills in (a) understanding Equations of State and their importance; (b) the prediction and description of equilibrium processes; (c) understanding the differences between real and ideal fluids.
Prerequisites: CL2501 AND MA2000


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Dr Phil Schneider
Workload expectations:
  • 65 hours - Lectures, tutorials, demonstrations, practicals, site visits and/or seminars. Refer to Subject Outline for details.
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.