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Professor
ANTONIO MARIO LOCCI (Tit.)
Period
Second Semester 
Teaching style
Convenzionale 
Lingua Insegnamento
ITALIANO 



Informazioni aggiuntive

Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[70/77]  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING [77/00 - Ord. 2020]  PERCORSO COMUNE 9 90

Objectives

Knowledge and understanding:
- Fundamental thermodynamics concepts: extensive and intensive physical quantities, molars, specific, and volume properties; transport and transformation phenomena; balance equation; equilibrium state; phase equilibrium; chemical balance;
Applying knowledge and understanding:
Ability to use the acquired knowledge to analyze and solve (analytically, numerically, or graphically) problems of chemical engineering. Specifically:
- Calculation of the thermodynamic properties (internal energy, entropy, enthalpy, Gibbs free energy, Helmholtz free energy) of unary and binary systems with ideal and non-ideal behavior;
- Applications of internal energy balance equation (first law of thermodynamics) to simple systems;
- Applications of entropy balance equation (the second law of thermodynamics) to simple systems;
- Reading and interpretation of a unary phase diagram;
- Reading and interpretation of a binary phase diagram;
- Calculation of phase equilibria in unary systems;
- Calculation of the liquid-vapor phase equilibrium of binary systems;
- Calculation of the chemical equilibrium in the case of a single chemical reaction with a number of chemical species less than or equal to three.
The following skills will be also pursued:
- Thermodynamic analysis and characterization of simple systems;
- Identification of important phenomena and parameters from the thermodynamic point of view;
- Identification and selection of suitable simplifying assumptions in thermodynamic analysis;

Prerequisites

It is required a basic knowledge of mathematics, chemistry and physics.

Contents

1. BASIC CONCEPTS;
2. PROPERTIES OF THERMODYNAMIC SYSTEMS;
3. PROPERTIES OF PURE SUBSTANCES AND EQUATIONS OF STATE;
4. PROPERTIES OF MIXTURES;
5. TRANSPORT AND TRANSFORMATION PHENOMENA;
6. GENERAL BALANCE EQUATIONS;
7. MASS BALANCE EQUATION;
8. ENERGY BALANCE EQUATION (FIRST LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS;
9. ENTROPY BALANCE EQUATION(SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS;
10. THERMODYNAMIC EQUILIBRIUM AND FUNDAMENTAL EQUATION;
11. PHASE EQUILIBRIA AND UNARY PHASE DIAGRAMS;
12. BINARY PHASE DIAGRAMS;
13. PHASE EQUILIBRIA SYSTEMS IN MULTI-COMPONENT SYSTEMS;
14. CHEMICAL EQUILIBRIA;

Teaching Methods

The course is divided into lessons and exercises for a total of 90 hours. The course covers lectures and classroom exercises. Excel- or Opencalc-based procedures for thermodynamic calculations are routinely adopted.

Teaching will be performed mainly in presence, integrated and "augmented" with online strategies, in order to guarantee its use in an innovative and inclusive way.

Verification of learning

The exam consists of personalized exercises to be carried out independently, which must be delivered by the official of the exam. The exam is completed by a written test consisting of multiple choice or free response questions.
The purpose of the exercise is to assess the applying knowledge and understanding of the student. The assessment of knowledge and understanding is instead the aim of the written test.

Texts

Jefferson W. Tester, Michael Modell."Thermodynamics and its applications" 3rd EditionPrentice Hall PTR, 1997, ISBN 0-13-915356-X (optional)

John M. Prausnitz, Rüdiger N. Lichtenthaler, Edmundo Gomes de AzevedoMolecular Thermodynamics of Fluid-Phase Equlibria, 3rd EditionPrentice Hall PTR, 1999, ISBN 0-13-977745-8 (optional)

More Information

Additional information, teaching materials and examples of problems to be solved are provided during the course.

Questionnaire and social

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