"Now J.M. Prausnitz and his colleagues have significantly updated their important 1987 work on computer calculations for multi-component vapor-liquid equilibria with a comprehensive discussion of current techniques for combining thermodynamics, molecular physics, and computer science for chemical process design. 'Separation of fluid mixtures constitutes one of the main tasks of chemical engineering,' Prausnitz writes. 'While new separation methods are under active development, most large-scale operations are achieved by classical phase-contacting operations....Design of equipment for such operations requires quantitative estimates of phase equilibria. 'This monograph presents a detailed discussion of a molecular-thermodynamic method for computer-implemented estimation of vapor-liquid equilibria in multicomponent systems, coupled with a minimum of experimental information.' This books' easy-to-follow features include molecular models of gaseous and liquid mixture properties, numerical parameters for many pure fluids and mixtures, detailed computer programs, and techniques that are directly applicable to most practical problems encountered in the chemical and related industries today. Contents include a brief introduction to thermodynamic calculations, followed by concise chapters on the thermodynamics of phase equilibria, the vapor phase, the liquid phase, enthalpies, parameter estimation, and calculation of equilibrium separations in multicomponent systems."
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0131649620