ENG442 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

Thermodynamics is essential to the full understanding of molecular interaction during chemical processes, and it is vital to the robust process analysis. This unit provides comprehensive treatment of thermodynamics from a chemical engineering point of view. It builds on the fundamental knowledge of physical-chemical properties of pure substances and extends it to the complex mixtures of compounds encountered in chemical processes.

This unit covers in detail such aspects as thermochemistry and heat effects of the processes (enthalpy), chemical and physical (multiphase) equilibrium, and introduces electrochemistry. The emphasis is made on the processes and applications involved in oil and gas production and processing industry.

The students are provided with an opportunity to visualize complex concepts via experimental work in the laboratory.

Students studying this unit in external mode must attend residential activity at the Casuarina Campus during the mid-semester study period. More information about residentials can be found at http://www.cdu.edu.au/engit/residentials.html

This unit is reliant on on-line materials including electronic submission of assessment items. Students must have access to a reliable high-speed broadband connection and a scanner.

Unit Description


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