[Coming soon] This module starts by introducing the concepts of thermodynamic equilibrium, Gibb’s energy and chemical potential. Fugacity and phase behavior are explained. Problems of flash and the different use cases of flash are also covered.

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  • Thermodynamic equilibrium
  • Phase rule
  • Partial derivatives
  • Gibb’s energy and chemical potential
  • Raoult’s law
  • Physical property packages
  • Fugacity
  • Phase behavior
  • Problems of flash
  • Phase and reaction equilibrium
  • Flash usage

Learning outcomes

At the end of this module, students should be able to understand the conditions that need to be met for thermodynamic equilibrium to be attained, and the relations between chemical equilibrium, Gibb’s energy and chemical potential. They should be able to comprehend the problems associated with flash calculations, while also being able to formulate mathematical models of single stage flashes. Furthermore, they should have a sound understanding of the various uses of flash such as in distillation columns and in quenching.

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