Fugacity Demystified

Originally delivered Mar 2, 2016
Source: AIChE
  • Type:
    Archived Webinar
  • Level:
    Intermediate
  • Duration:
    1 hour
  • PDHs:
    1.00

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Trying to understand fugacity, but feeling uncertain? Clear up your confusion in just one hour.

This webinar provides a concise review of fugacity that boils this important concept down to its essentials. You will examine the relationship of fugacity to other fundamental properties of thermodynamics. You'll see its connection to phase equilibrium and review the most common methodologies for its calculation in gas and liquid phase systems. Through this webinar, you'll decode the key ideas behind fugacity - including why we use fugacity, how to obtain fugacity from an equation of state or activity coefficient model, and more.

Take a look at your agenda:

  • Why we use fugacity and not chemical potential
  • Does fugacity have physical meaning?
  • How to obtain fugacities from an equation of state
  • How to obtain fugacities from activity coefficient models
  • Calculating chemical equilibrium - is fugacity needed?
Presenter(s): 

Themis Matsoukas

Themis Matsoukas is a professor of chemical engineering at Penn State. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in chemical thermodynamics for over 20 years and is the author of a recent undergraduate textbook on the Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics. His research focuses on nano colloidal systems and in the application of stochastic population balance models to particulate processes. He has been recognized with several awards at Penn State, including the George W. Atherton Award for excellence in Teaching, the Out-standing Teaching Award from the Penn State...Read more

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