ERIC Number: EJ877803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
A Survey of the Role of Thermodynamics and Transport Properties in Chemical Engineering University Education in Europe and the USA
Ahlstrom, Peter; Aim, Karel; Dohrn, Ralf; Elliott, J. Richard; Jackson, George; Jaubert, Jean-Noel; Macedo, Eugenia A.; Pokki, Juha-Pekka; Reczey, Kati; Victorov, Alexey; Zilnik, Ljudmila Fele; Economou, Ioannis G.
Chemical Engineering Education, v44 n1 p35-43 Win 2010
A survey on the teaching of thermodynamics and transport phenomena in chemical engineering curricula in European and US Universities was performed and results are presented here. Overall, 136 universities and colleges responded to the survey, out of which 81 from Europe and 55 from the USA. In most of the institutions responding at least two courses are offered related to the topic. The first course is centered around the fundamental laws of thermodynamics whereas phase equilibria is the main theme of the second course. Topics related to molecular issues are not commonly given. The most popular textbook used in Europe is Physical Chemistry by P.W. Atkins et al., while in the USA Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics of Smith, van Ness and Abbott is the first preference.
Descriptors: Thermodynamics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, College Science, Scientific Principles, Textbooks
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States