Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

By Prof. Sasidhar Gumma   |   IIT Tirupati
Learners enrolled: 56
ABOUT THE COURSE : This course will deal with evaluation and application of the laws of thermodynamics with respect to physical and chemical processes.Real gas behavior, solution thermodynamics,phase and reaction equilibria will be discussed.It will lay foundation for other chemical engineering courses such as mass transfer,chemical reaction engineering etc.It will demonstrate the application of the fundamental concepts of thermodynamics to a wide variety of processes occuring in chemical Engineering.It will enable the students to develop skills necessary to make appropriate assumptions in specific Chemical Engineering problems.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : B.Tech in Chemical Engineering
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Chemical process industries including IOCL,HPCL,BPCL,GAIL,ONGC,etc.
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 23 Jan 2023
End Date : 14 Apr 2023
Exam Date : 30 Apr 2023 IST
Enrollment Ends : 30 Jan 2023
Category :
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Minor 1 in Chemical
  • Minor 2 in Chemical
  • Minor 3 in Chemical
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate

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Course layout

Week 1   :  First Law and its applications
Week 2   :  Entropy and the second law
Week 3   :  Equations of state
Week 4   :  Generalized correlations
Week 5   :  Solution Thermodynamics
Week 6   :  Ideal solutions and Excess properties
Week 7   :  Phase equilibria and Raoult's law properties
Week 8   :  Gamma-phi formulation
Week 9   :  Thermodynamic consistency
Week 10  :  Reaction Equilibria
Week 11  :  Multi-reaction equilibria
Week 12  :  Reaction equilibria in heterogeneous systems

Books and references

  1. J.M. Smith, Hendrick Van Ness, Michael Abbott and Mark Swihart, Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, 8th Ed., McGraw Hill Education, 2018.
  2. Y. V. C Rao, An Introduction to Thermodynamics, University Press, 2004.
  3. S. I. Sandler, Chemical, Biochemical and Engineering Thermodynamics, 5th Ed., Wiley India, 2017.

Instructor bio

Prof. Sasidhar Gumma

IIT Tirupati
Prof Gumma joined the department of Chemical Engineering at IIT Tirupati in January 2020, after teaching at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati for more than 15 years. His research interest is in development of nanoporous materials for targeted applications in chemical processes industry. While at IIT Guwahati, his group studied the structure and property relationships between these materials and their affinity to certain chemical species. Efforts were made to enhance the selective affinity by functionalizing them with suitable chemical ligands, controlling their pore structure and/or incorporating additional nanoparticles into their structure. He was involved in industrial projects such as the development of hydrocarbon separation process for OIL India Limited, development of amine absorption process for NTPC and GAIL, modeling of hollow fiber membrane contactors for BHEL, development of catalyst for coal liquefaction, and development of oxygen enriching adsorbents for DRDO. His interest in pedagogical methods for teaching engineering resulted in an openware course module for Chemical Reaction Engineering and a Mass Online Course (MOOCs) in Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics. 

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: 
30 April 2023 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 Tirupati. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

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

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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