Applied Thermodynamics

Course Information
TitleEφαρμοσμένη Θερμοδυναμική / Applied Thermodynamics
SchoolChemical Engineering
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600015516

Programme of Study: GSP CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING (2020- until now)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
HEALTH-FOODCompulsory Course117
ENERGY-ENVIRONMENTCompulsory Course117

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of thermodynamics, higher level mathematics and statistics.
Learning Outcomes
The course • Provides specialized background in the field of applied thermodynamics, which enhances the capability for comprehension and successful application of existing technological know-how and development of novel methods in the field • The students become capable of the utilization of the obtained knowledge for the solution of interdisciplinary problems which relate to applied thermodynamics, while taking into consideration environmental, energy-related issues and ethical issues that may emerge during this process. • Enhances their ability to write technical essays after validation of experimental and/or theoretical data related to the study area of the course
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Summary of Thermodynamic Relationships The First and the second law and other basic concepts The thermodynamic state functions Phase Equilibria and Phase Stability Chemical Equilibrium Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics -Quantum states and partition functions -The canonical ensembe -The microcanonical ensemble -The grand canonical ensemble -The NPT ensemble -Partition function for an ideal gas -Partition function for a real fluid -Equations of state from statistical thermodynamics Applications of Thermodynamics: Phase Equilibria for separation processes -Vapor-Liquid and Liquid-Liquid Equilibrium -Three phase equilibrium -Phase diagrams (Types I-VI according to Scott and van Konynenburg classification). -Solid-Liquid Equilibrium -Metastable Equilibrium -Modeling of phase equilibria using statistical thermodynamic models Polymer and biopolymer Solutions Thermodynamics of surfaces and nanosystems Thermodynamics of electrolyte solutions Thermodynamics of biological processes Environmental Thermodynamics Thermodynamics of Energy production systems
Statistical Thermodynamics, Equilibrium and Stability, Thermodynamics of Solutions and Macromolecular Systems
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Selected book chapters
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Utilization of informatic and electronic means in teaching and in communications with the students (e.g, via the elearing platform, use of e-mail etc)
Course Organization
Reading Assigment1264.2
Written assigments391.3
Student Assessment
Methods of evaluation: written exams (multiple choice tests, essays, problem solving) Written exams: 100% of the grade Project (optional): 10 % of the grade (optional) The evaluation criteria and the course regulations will be accessible by the students through the elearning platform (
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Statistical mechanics, Franz Schwabl,second edition, Springer
Additional bibliography for study
Στατιστική Θερμοδυναμική, Ανδρέας Κούτσελος (Kallipos repository)
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