Process thermodynamics 220

Module code NPT 220
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

The first, second and third laws of thermodynamics, enthalpy and heat capacity. The criteria for equilibrium, Gibbs free energy, chemical potential, partial molar Gibbs free energy, activity, activity coefficient and the equilibrium constant. Solution thermodynamics of ideal and non-ideal solutions, as well as solution models. Ellingham, Kellogg and Pourbaix diagrams. The thermodynamic principles are applied to metallurgical processes. Applications also include stoichiometry and mass balance problems, as well as the calculation of energy balances.

Module credits 16.00
NQF Level 06
Prerequisites (NTC 210)
Contact time 2 tutorials per week, 4 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering
Period of presentation Semester 2

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