Editorial: Are the steam tables dead?


  • Erich A. Muller Imperial College London


Thermodynamic steam tables have been the workhorse of chemical engineering thermodynamics core courses for almost a century now. One would think that they are archaic residues of past teaching methods, especially considering the availability of modern electronic substitutes. However, as is argued within, the case is not so clear cut nor the answer to the proposed question so simple.

Author Biography

Erich A. Muller, Imperial College London

Erich A. Muller is a Reader in Thermodynamics at the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London with 20 years of experience teaching university-level thermodynamics. His research interests lie in the application of molecular simulation to determine thermophysical properties of complex fluids. He is the author of more than 50 papers and an undergraduate textbook on thermodynamics.






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