Thermodynamic Approaches in Engineering Systems responds to the need for a synthesizing volume that throws light upon the extensive field of thermodynamics from a chemical engineering perspective that applies basic ideas and key results from the field to chemical engineering problems.
This book outlines and interprets the most valuable achievements in applied non-equilibrium thermodynamics obtained within the recent fifty years. It synthesizes nontrivial achievements of thermodynamics in important branches of chemical and biochemical engineering. Readers will gain an update on what has been achieved, what new research problems could be stated, and what kind of further studies should be developed within specialized research.
Stanislaw Sieniutycz is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Institute of Chemical and Process Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology in Poland. His research focuses on thermal and chemical engineering with special emphasis on the control, stability and optimization of chemical and electrochemical reaction systems. He published 10 books with international scientific publishers and 224 articles in international scientific journals, and 140 conference and invited papers. He is Associate Editor and Member of Editorial Board of the Journal of Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics, Associate Editor and Member of Editorial Board of the Journal: Open Systems and Information Dynamics, Associate Editor and Member of Editorial Board of the Journal: International Journal of Applied Thermodynamics, Member of Editorial Board of the Journal: Energy & Conversion Management, Associate Editor of Advances in Thermodynamics Series, Member of Committee of Chemical Engineering at Polish Academy of Sciences. He received 7 awards.
1. Contemporary thermodynamics for engineering systems 2. Variational approaches to non-equilibrium thermodynamics 3. Wave equations of heat and mass transfer 4. Classical and anomalous diffusion 5. Thermodynamic Lapunov functions and stability 6. Analysing drying operations in thermodynamic diagrams 7. Frictional fluid flow through inhomogeneous porous bed 8. Thermodynamics and optimization of practical processes 9. Thermodynamic controls in chemical reactors 10. Power limits in thermo-chemical units, fuel cells and separation systems 11. Thermodynamic aspects of engineering biosystems 12. Multiphase flow systems 13. Radiation and solar systems 14. Appendix: A causal theory of hydrodynamics and heat transfer