Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics

Transport and Rate Processes in Physical, Chemical and Biological Systems


  • Yasar Demirel, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA
  • Yasar Demirel, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA

Natural phenomena consist of simultaneously occurring transport processes and chemical reactions. These processes may interact with each other and lead to instabilities, fluctuations, and evolutionary systems. This book explores the unifying role of thermodynamics in natural phenomena. Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics, Second Edition analyzes the transport processes of energy, mass, and momentum transfer processes, as well as chemical reactions. It considers various processes occurring simultaneously, and provides students with more realistic analysis and modeling by accounting possible interactions between them. This second edition updates and expands on the first edition by focusing on the balance equations of mass, momentum, energy, and entropy together with the Gibbs equation for coupled processes of physical, chemical, and biological systems. Every chapter contains examples and practical problems to be solved.This book will be effective in senior and graduate education in chemical, mechanical, systems, biomedical, tissue, biological, and biological systems engineering, as well as physical, biophysical, biological, chemical, and biochemical sciences.
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For graduate students in chemical, biological, mechanical, biomedical, environmental, and systems engineering programs, as well as for graduate students in biophysical and biochemical science programs. Some parts may also be beneficial for advanced students in diverse engineering programs.


Book information

  • Published: August 2007
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53079-0

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Fundamentals of Equilibrium Thermodynamics Chapter 2 - Transport and Rate ProcessesChapter 3- Fundamentals of Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics Chapter 4 - Using the Second Law: Thermodynamic AnalysisChapter 5 - ThermoeconomicsChapter 6 - DiffusionChapter 7 - Heat and Mass TransferChapter 8 - Chemical ReactionsChapter 9 - Coupled Systems of Chemical Reactions And Transport ProcessesChapter 10 - Membrane TransportChapter 11 - Thermodynamics and Biological SystemsChapter 12 - Stability AnalysisChapter 13 - Organized StructuresChapter 14 - Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics Approaches