develop more sophisticated approaches towards process simulation, taking into account transport phenomena, flow properties, non-isothermal conditions, etc., can be outlined. Where possible, the results predicted by modelling should be compared with those of the experiments
The SGTE Casebook – Thermodynamics at work (Second edition) edited by K.Hack, Woodhead PublishingLtd., Cambridge, UK, 2008; pp 256. The second edition, substantially revised and enlarged, of this standard reference explores both the theoretical background to thermodynamic modelling and its wide range of practical applications The SGTE Casebook – Thermodynamics at work edited by K. Hack, The Institute of Materials, London, UK 1996 ; pp.228
7. Vaporization and decomposition processes
Aims: to describe the physico-chemical bases and complexity of vaporization and decomposition of inorganic materials at high temperatures, the information derived therefrom and their relevance to materials characterization and processing.
7.1 Vaporization processes: thermodynamic and kinetic aspects
Topic explanation and teaching suggestions: All substances evaporate under given conditions of temperature and external pressure. The detailed study of a vaporization process yields information on the nature and energetics of chemical binding in the gaseous state; the nature of high temperature reactions; the thermodynamic properties of solids, liquids and gases; the kinetics of high temperature vaporization reactions ; their use as preparative tools for new materials. For example, it may be important to consider the loss in weight and size that occurs as a result of free evaporation of an