Course Description

Course Name

Material and Energy Balances

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

20 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course covers: Material balances without reaction, including the law of conservation of mass and development of a systematic approach to problem solving. Material balances with chemical reaction including nomenclature and conventions, limiting and excess reactants, tie substances and element balances. Material balances with recycle. Material and energy balances involving chemical equilibrium. Energy balances involving heat and work, including basic thermodynamics, development of the conservation of energy equation, enthalpy, heat capacity, heats of transition and the use of steam tables. Energy balances with chemical reaction involving total enthalpy, standard heats of formation, combustion and reaction, isothermal and adiabatic reactors. Simultaneous material and energy balances.

*Course content subject to change