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.
- Presents clearly structured chapters beginning with an introduction, elaboration of the process, and results summarized in a conclusion
- Written by a first-class expert in the field of advanced methods in thermodynamics
- Provides a synthesis of recent thermodynamic developments in practical systems
- Presents very elaborate literature discussions from the past fifty years
Prof. Stanislaw Sieniutycz (1940), PhD; ScD, since 1983 a full Professor of Chemical Engineering at Warsaw TU, Poland. Former head of Department of Process Separation at the Institute of Chemical Engineering of Warsaw TU, Poland, 1986-1989. Seminar speaker in about 40 Universities of the USA, 1984-1994. He received MsD in Chemistry in 1962, PhD in Chemical Engineering in 1968, and ScD (habilitation) in Chemical Engineering in 1973, all from Warsaw TU. Visiting professor in Universities: Budapest (Physics), Bern (Physiology), Trondheim (Chemical Physics), San Diego SU (Mathematics), Delaware (Chemical Engineering), and, several times, Chicago (Chemistry). Recognized for applications of analytical mechanics and optimal control in engineering. Author or co-author of about 250 papers and many books: Optimization in Process Engineering (WNT Warsaw 1991); Practice in Optimization (with Z. Szwast; WNT, Warsaw 1982); Conservation Laws in Variational Thermo-Hydrodynamics (Kluwer, Dordrecht 1995); Energy Optimization in Process Systems and Fuel Cells (with J. Je?owski; Elsevier, Oxford 2009 and 2013); Thermodynamic Approaches in Engineering Systems (Elsevier, Oxford 2016).