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Chemistry - Physical Chemistry | The Thermodynamics of Linear Fluids and Fluid Mixtures

The Thermodynamics of Linear Fluids and Fluid Mixtures

Pekař, Miloslav, Samohýl, Ivan

2014, X, 308 p. 3 illus.

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  • Consistent, unique and integrated thermodynamic and kinetic description of chemically reacting systems often encountered in practice
  • Development is based on general principles (balances) and clearly defined mixture model
  • Transport processes are naturally included and combined with chemical reactions with no specific presumptions on their coupling
In this book, Samohýl and Pekař offer a consistent and general non-equilibrium thermodynamic description for a model of chemically reacting mixtures. This type of model is frequently encountered in practice and up until now, chemically reacting systems (out of equilibrium) have rarely been described in books on non-equilibrium thermodynamics. Readers of this book benefit from the systematic development of the theory; this starts with general principles, going through the applications to single component fluid systems, and finishing with the theory of mixtures, including chemical reactions. The authors describe the simplest mixture model – the linear fluid – and highlight many practical and thermodynamically consistent equations for describing transport properties and reaction kinetics  for this model. Further on in the book, the authors also describe more complex models. Samohýl and Pekař  take special care to clearly explain all methodology and starting axioms and they also describe in detail applied assumptions and simplifications. This book is suitable for graduate students in chemistry, materials science and chemical engineering as well as professionals working in these and related areas.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Chemical Kinetics Consistent with Thermodynamics - Chemically Reacting Fluids - Coupled Chemical and Transport Processes in Fluids - Fluids with Linear Transport Properties - Irreversible Chemical Thermodynamics - Non-Equilibirum Continuum Thermodynamics - Thermodynamic Models of Chemically Reacting Fluids

Related subjects » Classical Continuum Physics - Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering - Physical Chemistry - Surfaces, Interfaces, Thin Films, Corrosion, Coatings

Table of contents 

Thermodynamics and its Concepts in Non-equilibrium.- Thermodynamics of Uniform Systems.- Continuum Thermodynamics of a Single Fluid.- Continuum Thermodynamics of Mixtures of Linear Fluids.

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