The selection of the most adequate thermodynamics model in a process simulation is an issue that most process engineer have to face sooner or later.
This book, conceived as a practical guide, aims at providing adequate answers by first analyzing the questions to be looked at. The analysis yields three keys that are further discussed in three different chapters : a good understanding of the properties required in the process, and their method of calculation ; an adequate description of the mixture, which is a combination of models and parameters ; and a correct view of the phase behaviour and trends in regard of the process conditions. A decision tree is provided in the fourth chapter, and in the last chapter, the key questions are reviewed for a number of typical processes.
This book is intended for process engineers non specialist of thermodynamics who are confronted with this kind of problems and need a reference book, as well as process enineering students who will find an original approach to thermodynamics, complementary of traditional lectures.