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CHPR4404 Advanced Thermodynamics and Mass Transfer Processes
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 Online Online timetabled Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- Students develop a broad understanding of the molecular interactions that determine fluid properties; an in-depth knowledge of the modern methods used to predict thermodynamics; and knowledge of the applicability and the limitations of the various predictive methods. Topics covered in this unit include the fundamentals of statistical mechanics, calculation of molecular properties, intermolecular potentials and their use in thermodynamic, corresponding states, virial and cubic equations of state, multiparameter equations of state, limitations of EOS methods, and activity coefficient models. Students will develop a deeper understanding of advanced topics of mass transfer operations built upon those learned in the heat and mass transfer unit.
- Students are able to (1) describe the molecular interactions governing fluid properties; (2) explain in detail the modern methods used to predict fluid thermodynamic and transport properties; (3) discuss the applicability and limitations of the various predictive methods; (4) effectively communicate answers to technical questions in written reports; and (5) evaluate the differences between cubic EOSs and the Helmholtz free energy approach.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) quizzes; (2) in-class test; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
For units commencing in May 2022 or later the availability of the supplementary assessment is subject to confirmation.Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Except where supplementary assessment is not available in a unit, it will be offered to students in all units who:
- Are in good academic standing overall;
- Have passed over half the units taken in the teaching period concerned, except where they are only enrolled in two or less units in the period;
- Have submitted all assessment items in the unit;
- Have achieved a mark between 45 and 49 for the unit overall, or the same mark in any failed component item in the unit; and
- No finding of academic misconduct has been made against them in the unit concerned.
Additionally student may apply for supplementary assessment in any unit which is the final unit required for graduation in there course and where they have achieved a mark between 45 and 49 for the unit overall, or the same mark in any failed component item in the unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Saif Al Ghafri
- Unit rules
- Enrolment in 62550 Master of Professional Engineering (ID 356) Chemical Engineering specialisation or Course Enrolment 62520 Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas (ID 414) or Course Enrolment BH011 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (ID 25) MJD-ECHEM Chemical Engineering (ID 4888) and Unit(s) MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus (ID 6012); MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods; ENSC3006 Chemical Process Thermodynamics; and ENSC3007 Heat and Mass Transfer
- Advisable prior study:
- ENSC3005 Mass and Energy Balances, and ENSC3006 Chemical Process Thermodynamics (formerly ENSC3006 Chemical Process Thermodynamics and Kinetics)
- Unit(s) CHPR4531 Advanced Prediction of Fluid Properties
Assael, M. J. et al. Thermophysical Properties of Fluids: an Introduction to Their Prediction: Imperial College Press 1996
Prausnitz, J. M. et al. Molecular Thermodynamics of Fluid-Phase Equilibria, 3rd edn: Prentice-Hall PTR 1999
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