ENSC3006 Chemical Process Thermodynamics
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 3 core unit in the Chemical specialisation in the Engineering Science major sequence
- The area of knowledge for this unit is Mathematical and Physical Sciences
- Category B broadening unit for students
- Level 3 elective
- This unit provides the foundational thermodynamic knowledge needed for advanced units in the Chemical Engineering program and the thermodynamics required for the Masters of Renewable and Future Energy. It covers the following key content—first and second laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic cycles, ideal gasses, equations of state of real gases; fundamental thermodynamic relations; determination of change in thermodynamic properties, criteria for phase and chemical equilibria; partial molar quantities, fugacity, phase equilibria and phase diagrams in multi-component systems; and chemical reaction equilibria.
- Students are able to (1) identify how thermodynamic cycles can be used for production of work from energy and their use as a basis for refrigeration systems; (2) use equations of state for real gases to obtain relevant thermodynamic state properties; (3) relate measured, fundamental and derived thermodynamic properties and construct hypothetical paths to calculate the change in a desired thermodynamic property between two states; (4) determine the thermodynamic properties of species in mixtures and the criteria that govern the phase equilibrium and chemical reaction equilibrium; (5) apply phase equilibrium analyses to calculate how species distribute among phases that are coexisting; and (6) make use of equilibrium analyses to determine the extent to which product syntheses are favoured in a particular chemical reaction given specific chemical compositional constraints.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in-class tests; (2) an assignment; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Zach Aman
- Unit rules
- completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC2002 Energy
CHEM1002 Chemistry—Structure and Reactivity;
enrolment in the Master of Renewable and Future Energy
- Advisable prior study:
- CHEM1002 Chemistry—Structure and Reactivity
- Contact hours
- lectures: 2 hours per week; practical classes: 2 hours per week
- Unit Outline
- Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
Koretsky, M. D. Engineering and Chemical Thermodynamics: John Wiley & Sons 2004
Levenspiel, O. Chemical Reaction Engineering, 3rd edn: John Wiley & Sons, 1999
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