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Applied Mineralogical Thermodynamics : Selected Topics - Niranjan D. Chatterjee

Applied Mineralogical Thermodynamics : Selected Topics

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The importance of mineralogical thermodynamics grew with increasing knowledge of chemical and physical properties of rocks during the last four decades. This book attempts to introduce beginners to a thermodynamic treatment of equilibria between minerals and fluids, offering practical aspects by worked examples. This subject is developed in a step-by-step manner, commencing with the simple case of equilibria between end-member minerals plus or minus a pure fluid, ending up with the solid-solid and solid-fluid equilibria in multicomponent systems. The emphasis throughout is on practical computation of equilibria. In each case, the algorithm required for the calculations is given, along with some explicit worked examples. Most of these are suitable for class work or for self-study.

1 Summary of Basic Thermodynamic Concepts: A Refresher.- 2 Measurement, Evaluation, and Tabulation of Thermodynamic Properties.- 3 Equations of State for Fluids and Fluid Mixtures.- 4 Phase Relations Among End-Member Solids.- 5 Phase Relations Among End-Member Solids and a Pure Fluid.- 6 Phase Relations Among End-Member Solids and a Binary Fluid Mixture.- 7 Derivation of an Internally Consistent Thermodynamic Dataset by Mathematical Programming.- 8 Thermodynamics of Crystalline Solutions.- 9 Phase Equilibria Involving Nonideal Solutions and Outlines of Geothermometry and Geobarometry.- References.

ISBN: 9783540532156
ISBN-10: 3540532153
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 321
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.54