Advanced Thermodynamics

By Prof. Nanda Kishore   |   IIT Guwahati
Learners enrolled: 765
In any chemical process, often one encounter interaction between phases where transfer of species takes place from one phase to other. That is there exist several situations of vapor-liquid, liquid-liquid, vapor-liquid-liquid, solid-liquid equilibria in chemical engineering processes. Often these situations are dealt with assumption of ideal behavior and binary systems but in reality non-ideality and multicomponent mixtures exists and accordingly one has to deal with such situations. This course offers step-by-step understanding of required thermodynamic properties to handle such equilibrium cases and explore possible ways of solving problems associated with non-ideality in VLE, LLE, VLLE and SLE for multicomponent mixtures.
INTENDED AUDIENCE : Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Petroleum Engineering, Polymer Engineering and Food Engineering
PREREQUISITES : UG Level Thermodynamics Course
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Oil and Gas Industries, Chemical Industries, Polymer Industries, Biochemical Industries
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Chemical Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 15 Apr 2022
Enrollment Ends : 07 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 24 Apr 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: Introduction of Phase Equilibria
Week 2: Estimation of Thermodynamic Properties
Week 3: Potential Energy Functions and Intermolecular Forces
Week 4: Molecular Theory of Corresponding States
Week 5: Intermolecular Interactions and E.o.S 
Week 6: Gaseous Mixtures and Fugacity
Week 7: Liquid Mixtures and Fugacity
Week 8: Models for Activity Coefficients using Excess Gibbs Energy
Week 9: Vapor – Liquid Equilibria of Multicomponent Non-Ideal Systems
Week 10: Liquid – Liquid Equilibria of Multicomponent Non-Ideal Systems
Week 11: Vapor – Liquid – Liquid Equilibria of Multicomponent Non-Ideal Systems
Week 12: Solid – Liquid Equilibria of Non-Ideal Systems

Books and references

1. J. M. Prausnitz, R. N. Lichtenthaler and E. G. de Azevedo, Molecular Thermodynamics of Fluid Phase Equilibria, Prentice Hall, 1999.
2. S. I. Sandler, Chemical, Biochemical and Engineering Thermodynamics, 4th Ed., Wiley India, 2006.
3. M.D. Koretsky, Engineering and Chemical Thermodynamics, Wiley India, 2004.
4. J. M. Smith, H. C. V. Ness and M.M. Abott, Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, McGraw Hill, 2003.
5. T. Letcher, Chemical Thermodynamics for Industry, Royal Society of Chemistry, London, 2004.
6. A. Firoozabadi and F. Abbas, Thermodynamics of Hydrocarbon reservoirs, McGraw Hill Professional Publishing, 1999.

Instructor bio

Prof. Nanda Kishore

IIT Guwahati
Dr Nanda Kishore completed PhD from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur in 2008 and presently is a full professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering of IIT Guwahati, India. He was Brunel Research Fellow from Dec. 21, 2009 to March 31, 2011 at School of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton, UK. He was a visiting researcher of Department of Chemical and Processing Engineering, University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom from June 2016 to July 2016. He received Young Scientist Research Award in 2016 from DAE-BRNS; IEI Young Engineers Award for the year 2015; Young Scientist Research Grant from Science and Engineering Research Board of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, 2013.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 24 April 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Guwahati .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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