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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Phase Equilibria and Behaviour of Heterogeneous Systems - M403010
Title: Fázové rovnováhy a chování heterogenních soustav
Guaranteed by: Department of Physical Chemistry (403)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Actual: from 2019
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:7
E-Credits: summer s.:7
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:3/2, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Master's (post-Bachelor)
Additional information:
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Friess Karel prof. Ing. Ph.D.
Řehák Karel doc. Ing. CSc.
Interchangeability : N403020
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Annotation -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (10.01.2018)
The course deals with phase equilibia of fluid multicomponent mixtures. Firts we will discuss theoretical fundamentals: classical thermodynamics of solutions and simple molecular models of solutions. Next explained in detail will be the vapor/liquid equilibrium, solubility of gases in liquids, liquid/liquid equilibrium, and solid/liquid equilibrium. Students get acquainted with respective fenomenology, experimental methods, data treatment, engineering calculations and estimation of these equilibria.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (10.01.2018)

Students will be able to:

  • assess the effects of temperature, pressure, and composition on phase equilibria in fluid mixtures
  • perform engineering calculations of phase equilibria in real multicomponent systems of fluids
  • treat experimental data on phase equilibria using thermodynamic models
Literature -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (10.01.2018)

R: Dohnal V., Novák J., Matouš J.: Chemická termodynamika II, Vysoká škola chemicko-technologická, Praha 1996, 8070802758

R: Lecture Notes of the Lecturer.

A: Prausnitz J.M., Lichtenthaler R.N., Gomes de Azevedo E.: Molecular Thermodynamics of Phase Equilibria. (Second or Third Edition), Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 1986 or 1999.

A: Van Ness H.C., Abbott M.M.: Classical Thermodynamics of Nonelectrolyte Solutions with Applications to Phase Equilibria. McGraw-Hill, 1982.

Learning resources -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (10.01.2018) (in Czech)

Teaching methods -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (10.01.2018)

Combination of lectures and seminars.

Syllabus -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (10.01.2018)

1. Mixing Properties and Excess Properties of Solutions.

2. Partial Molar Quantities in Liquid Solutions.

3. Chemical Potential, Fugacity, Activity. Standard States.

4. Thermodynamic Stability. General Equations of Phase Equilibria.

5. Thermodynamic Models of Solutions.

6. Vapor-Liquid Equilibria: Experiment, Consistency, Correlation.

7. Vapor-Liquid Equilibria: Calculation, Estimation.

8. Vapor-Liquid Equilibria at High Pressures: Retrograde Phenomena.

9. Solubility of Gases in Liquids: Experiment and Thermodynamic Description.

10. Solubility of Gases in Liquids: Effects of Pressure and Temperature, Estimation.

11. Liquid-Liquid Equilibria: Experiment, Calculation and Correlation in Binary Systems.

12. Liquid-Liquid Equilibria in Multicomponent Systems, Estimation.

13. Solid-Liquid Equilibria: Experiment, Phase Diagrams.

14. Solid-Liquid Equilibria: Calculation.

Registration requirements -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (10.01.2018)

Physical Chemistry II

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Řehák Karel doc. Ing. CSc. (02.03.2018)

Acquiring credit (meeting the minimum requirements of the computational part)

The exam computational test, oral exam

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0.7 20
Účast na přednáškách 1.5 42
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1.5 42
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 2.3 64
Účast na seminářích 1 28
7 / 7 196 / 196
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Examination test 50
Oral examination 50