Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

This course deals with computational aspects of phase equilibrium and chemical thermodynamics.

Learning objectives


Students who have passed the module should be able to

  • account for vapor-liquid and gas-liquid equilibrium under ideal and nonideal conditions
  • account for liquid-liquid and vapor-liquid-liquid equilibrium
  • account for equilibria involving solid phases
  • account for solution thermodynamics, fugacity, and activity, excess properties, property changes of mixing
  • account for chemical-reaction equilibria
  • account for computational aspects of chemical engineering thermodynamics


  • perform PVT and fugacity calculations using cubic equation of state
  • perform activity coefficient calculations
  • perform bubble and dew point calculations, and flash calculations using both the Gamma/Phi and the Phi/Phi formulation for vapor-liquid and gas-liquid equilibrium
  • perform liquid-liquid equilibrium calculations
  • perform chemical equilibrium calculations
  • perform equilibrium calculation for multiphase reacting systems
  • regress thermodynamic model parameters from experimental data


  • select appropriate thermodynamic models for chemical engineering and oil and gas technology problems
  • assess and select scientific literature to obtain relevant thermodynamic model parameters
  • develop customized computer programs for performing thermodynamic calculations

Type of instruction

  • Lectures
  • Problem solving sessions

Extent and expected workload

150 hours



Name of examChemical Engineering Thermodynamics
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleKemisk termodynamik
Module codeK-KT-K1-34
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Chemical Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science