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Vol. 30 No. 5
September-October 2008

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Applied Thermodynamics of Fluids

The Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division (I) has endorsed project 2008-014-1-100 for a book entitled Applied Thermodynamics of Fluids, proposed by the International Association of Chemical Thermodynamics.1 This text, which includes contributions from distinguished international experts, is being compiled by the editorial team of A.R.H. Goodwin, J.V. Sengers, and C.J. Peters. It will be the eighth in the series Experimental Thermodynamics 28 and will be concerned with the measurement and correlation of thermodynamic and transport properties of substances.

The first volume in the series was concerned with calorimetry of nonreacting systems,2 and the fourth with the calorimetry of reacting fluids.5 Volume III continued the theme of nonreacting systems with measurements of properties characteristic of the relaxation of a fluid from a nonequilibrium state: the transport properties.4 The description of noncalorimetric measurement techniques was first recorded in Volume II, published in 1975.3 Accounts of state-of-the-art experimental methods for the determination of the thermodynamic properties have been presented more recently for single phases in Volume VI,7 and multiple phases in Volume VII8; Volumes VI and VII are also of interest to the data evaluator who needs to assess the reliability of experimental data obtained with specific techniques. The fifth volume presented the theoretical basis for equations of state of both fluids and fluid mixtures and has been described as important for engineers and physical chemists.6,9

The intent of Applied Thermodynamics of Fluids is to revise and update Volume V,6 albeit with a change in emphasis to the application of theory, without recourse to derivations of the constitutive equations, while retaining the fundamental aspects of the book and including topics omitted previously such as nano- and meso-scale thermodynamics, associating fluid theory, chemically reacting systems, and nonequilibrium thermodynamics. The new volume, which will be published by the Royal Society of Chemistry in late 2009, is intended to address the needs of practitioners within academia, government, and industry.

References

  1. For further information visit the website of the International Association of Chemical Thermodynamics <www.iactweb.org>.
  2. Experimental Thermodynamics, Volume I, Calorimetry of Non-Reacting Systems, J.P. McCullough and D.W. Scott, eds., for IUPAC, Butterworths, London, 1968.
  3. Experimental Thermodynamics, Volume II, Experimental Thermodynamics of Non-Reacting Fluids, B. Le Neindre and B. Vodar, eds., for IUPAC, Butterworths, London, 1975.
  4. Experimental Thermodynamics, Volume III, Measurement of the Transport Properties of Fluids, W.A. Wakeham, A. Nagashima, and J.V. Sengers, eds., for IUPAC, Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford, 1991.
  5. Experimental Thermodynamics, Volume IV, Solution Calorimetry, K.N. Marsh and P.A.G. O’Hare, eds., for IUPAC, Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford, 1994.
  6. Experimental Thermodynamics, Volume V, Equations of State for Fluids and Fluid Mixtures, Parts I and II, J.V. Sengers, R.F. Kayser, C.J. Peters, and H.J. White, Jr., eds., for IUPAC, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2000.
  7. Experimental Thermodynamics, Volume VI, Measurement of the Thermodynamic Properties of Multiple Phases, A.R.H. Goodwin, K.N. Marsh, and W.A. Wakeham, eds., for IUPAC, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2003.
  8. Experimental Thermodynamics, Volume VII, Measurement of the Thermodynamic Properties of Multiple Phases, R.D. Weir and T.W. de Loos, eds., for IUPAC, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2005.
  9. L.S. Garcia-Colin and F.J. Uribe. J. Stat. Phys. 2002, 106, 403–404.

For more information and comments, contact Anthony R.H. Goodwin <agoodwin@slb.com>, Jan V. Sengers <js45@umail.umd.edu>, or Cor J. Peters <c.j.peters@tnw.tudelft.nl>.

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