Topic outline

  • Compulsory course in Sustainable metals processing and Creative Sustainability (CHEM) majors 

    Thermodynamics of pure substances and energetics of chemical reactions and their reactions with simple gas mixtures. Applications of the developed skills to the industrial applications including heat/energy balances.

    After the course the student will be able to
    •ILO 1 Know the meaning of and interrelation between different thermodynamic properties
    •ILO 2 Describe the laws of thermodynamics in relation to chemical reactions
    •ILO 3 Show the relations between thermodynamic properties and phase equilibria
    •ILO 4 Calculate thermodynamic properties (Entropy, Enthalpy, Heat capacity, Gibbs energy, Volume) of materials and reactions as a function of temperature
    •ILO 5 Solve heat balances in industrial reactors based on thermodynamic data in order to develop sustainable chemical and metallurgical processes
    •ILO 6 Interpret simple phase stability diagrams

    Core content analysis

    Course textbook David R. Gaskell: Introduction to the thermodynamics of materials (2008) available in Aalto University library e-books in the  ProQuest collection.

    Lectures, exercises and workshops will be held on campus

    Lectures twice a week 23.10-28.11.2023
    •Mondays 13:15-15:00
    •Tuesdays 12:15-14:00
    •Lecture hall Platinium, C104, Critical Raw Materials Hub, Vuorimiehentie 2
    Exercises/tutorials starting 25.10.2023-29.11.2023
    •Wednesdays 15:15-17:00, class Y228a in the Main building (starting on 1.11.)
    •Fridays 14:15-17:00, starting 27.10, computer classes B016 & B018 of the Chemistry building