Thermodynamics of systems in nonequilibrium states by Ralph J. Tykodi

By Ralph J. Tykodi

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18) where we take the entropy flux in the x-direction. 20) dt The left hand side is obtained from σ, which is a function of transport coefficients, fluxes and forces, Eqs. 3). The right hand side of this equation, the difference in the entropy flows, Jso −Jsi , can be calculated from knowledge of the heat flux, and of the entropy carried by components into the surroundings. These quantities do not depend on the system’s transport properties. The two calculations must give the same result. Chapter 19 gives an example of such a comparison.

The aluminium electrolysis was used as an example to illustrate the importance of such a mapping. Furthermore the first steps in a systematic method for the minimization of entropy production was described, with its basis in nonequilibrium thermodynamics. Second law optimization [85, 87–92] in mechanical and chemical engineering may become increasingly important in the design of systems that waste less work. Non-equilibrium thermodynamics will play a unique role in this context. For details on how to map the second law efficiency of an industrial system or how to systematically improve this efficiency, we refer to Bejan [84,85] and to the book “Elements of irreversible thermodynamics for engineers” [28, 29].

The constant K2 is determined by measuring the vapor pressure above dilute solutions. The state is determined by extrapolation of this line to m02 = 1 molal (see Fig. 6). 77) This standard state is commonly used also for electrolyte solutions. 79) 2 where γ± is the mean square activity coefficient of the cation and anion. 5. 6 The phase diagram for a solution that follows Raoult’s law (p 1 = p∗1 x1 ) when x 1 → 1 and Henry’s law (p 2 = K2 m2 ) when m2 → 1. are used with chemical potentials of electrolytes, cf.

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