Phase Equilibrium in Mixtures - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080123011, 9781483152417

Phase Equilibrium in Mixtures

1st Edition

International Series of Monographs in Chemical Engineering

Authors: M. B. King
Editors: P. V. Danckwerts
eBook ISBN: 9781483152417
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1969
Page Count: 604
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Phase Equilibrium in Mixtures deals with phase equilibrium and the methods of correlating, checking, and predicting phase data. Topics covered range from latent heat and vapor pressure to dilute solutions, ideal and near-ideal solutions, and consistency tests. Molecular considerations and their use for the prediction and correlation of data are also discussed. Comprised of nine chapters, this volume begins with an introduction to the role of thermodynamics and the criteria for equilibrium between phases, along with fugacity and the thermodynamic functions of mixing. The discussion then turns to some of the phase phenomena which may be encountered in chemical engineering practice; methods of correlating and extending vapor pressure data and practical techniques for calculating latent heats from these data; the behavior of dilute solutions both at low and high pressures for reacting and non-reacting systems; and the behavior of ideal and near-ideal solutions. The remaining chapters explore non-ideal solutions at normal pressures; practical methods for testing the thermodynamic consistency of phase data; and the extent to which the broad aspects of phase behavior may be interpreted in the light of simple molecular considerations. This book is intended primarily for graduate chemical engineers but should also be of interest to those graduates in physics or chemistry who need to use phase equilibrium data.

Table of Contents


Nomenclature and Units Used

List of Symbols

Chapter 1. Introduction and some Thermodynamic Considerations

2. Descriptive Account of Phase Equilibria

3. Latent Heats and Vapour Pressures

4. Dilute Solutions

5. Ideal and Near-Ideal Solutions

6. Non-Ideal Solutions at Normal Pressures: Uses of the Activity Coefficient

7. Consistency Tests

8. Molecular Considerations and their Use for the Prediction and Correlation of Data

9. Thermodynamic Relationships in the Two-Phase Region: Calculation of Isothermal Thermodynamic Properties from Phase Equilibria and Compressibility Data

Appendix 1. The Fugacities of Carbon Dioxide and Propylene, Shown as Functions of the Temperature and Pressure

2. Derivation of Equations (5.23) and (1.162)

3. Derivation of Wohl's Third Order Equations for the Activity Coefficients (6.15a and 6.15b) from the Corresponding Third Order Equation for GE (6.12b)

4. The Wilson Equation

5. Note on the Applicability of Classical Statistical Mechanics

Systems Index

Subject Index

Other Titles in the Series


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About the Author

M. B. King

About the Editor

P. V. Danckwerts

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Cambridge, UK

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