Material and Energy Balances

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Material and Energy Balances

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Chemical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course covers: Material balances without reaction, including the law of conservation of mass and development of a systematic approach to problem solving. Material balances with chemical reaction including nomenclature and conventions, limiting and excess reactants, tie substances and element balances. Material balances with recycle. Material and energy balances involving chemical equilibrium. Energy balances involving heat and work, including basic thermodynamics, development of the conservation of energy equation, enthalpy, heat capacity, heats of transition and the use of steam tables. Energy balances with chemical reaction involving total enthalpy, standard heats of formation, combustion and reaction, isothermal and adiabatic reactors. Simultaneous material and energy balances.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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