Titel: The Thermodynamics of Linear Fluids and Fluid Mixtures
Autoren/Herausgeber: Miloslav Pekař, Ivan Samohýl
Ausgabe: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014
Format: 23,5 x 15,5 cm
Gewicht: 492 g
Ivan Samohýl was born in 1936 in Modrý Kameň, Slovakia. In 1962 he received an MSc. in physical chemistry from the Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague (ICTP), Czech Republic and after taking a scholarship at the Institute of D.I. Mendeleev in Moscow, Russia, he joined the Department of Physical Chemistry at ICTP where he also received a Ph.D. in physical chemistry in 1970 based on measuring diffusivities in liquid mixtures of nonelectrolytes. Modern (rational) thermodynamic theory of gas and liquid mixtures is his main scientific field of interest. He has given lectures on this topic in Poland, Russia and Germany and spent about a year on stays in France and the USA. He is author of two monographs and one textbook on rational thermodynamics, co-author of one patent and author or co-author of about 30 papers from the field of physical chemistry. Miloslav Pekař was born in 1962 in Kroměříž, Czech Republic. He received his M.Sc. in organic technology and Ph.D. in technical chemistry from the Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague, Czech Republic in 1985 and 1991, respectively. After spending several years at the Czech Academy of Sciences, in the regional analytical laboratory and industrial research, he joined the Brno University of Technology in 1994. He currently teaches physical and colloid chemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry. His research interests include relationships between thermodynamics and kinetics and physical chemistry of biocolloids and their application, particularly polysaccharides and humic substances. In 1999 he was appointed associate and in 2009 full professor of physical chemistry. He is director of the Institute of Physical and Applied Chemistry and Materials Research Centre. Miloslav Pekař is a member of the American Chemical Society, the Czech Chemical Society, the International Humic Substances Society, and the European Colloid and Interface Society. He has authored or co-authored three textbooks on theoretical and practical physical chemistry, seven book chapters, about 50 journal articles, and more than 150 conference contributions.
In this book, Samohýl and Pekař offer a consistent and general non-equilibrium thermodynamic description for a model of chemically reacting mixtures. This type of model is frequently encountered in practice and up until now, chemically reacting systems (out of equilibrium) have rarely been described in books on non-equilibrium thermodynamics. Readers of this book benefit from the systematic development of the theory; this starts with general principles, going through the applications to single component fluid systems, and finishing with the theory of mixtures, including chemical reactions. The authors describe the simplest mixture model – the linear fluid – and highlight many practical and thermodynamically consistent equations for describing transport properties and reaction kinetics for this model. Further on in the book, the authors also describe more complex models. Samohýl and Pekař take special care to clearly explain all methodology and starting axioms and they also describe in detail applied assumptions and simplifications. This book is suitable for graduate students in chemistry, materials science and chemical engineering as well as professionals working in these and related areas.