|American chemical engineer Stanley Sandler's 2006 fourth edition Chemical, Biochemical, and Engineering Thermodynamics, a staple chemical engineering thermodynamics book. |
The subject of chemical engineering thermodynamics seems to have arisin in the 1920s.  Pioneers in this field include American chemical engineers Hendrick Van Ness and Stanley Sandler. Van Ness’ textbook Introduction to Chemical Engineering, now in its seventh edition, having sold over a half-million copies, originated from 1945 lecture notes of Joe Mauk Smith at Purdue University, who was asked to develop a course for chemical engineering undergraduates to replace a general thermodynamics course given by the mechanical engineering department. 
Sandler’s very-popular 2006 fourth edition textbook Chemical, Biochemical, and Engineering Thermodynamics, originally published in 1977 as Chemical and Engineering Thermodynamics, was the book used by American electrochemical engineer Libb Thims during his first indoctrination into the science of thermodynamics, in the mid 1990s, particularly the 1989 second edition. 
The following timeline, shows the growth of chemical engineering thermodynamics publications from that of the earlier chemical thermodynamics publications in the curriculum of chemical engineers which uses more rigorous mathematics than that learned by the general chemist:
| Date ||Publication|| Author [s]|
|1944||Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics||Barnett Dodge|
|1949|| Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics||Joe Smith (later editions with Hendrick Van Ness and Michael Abbott)|
|1949||Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics||Frank Fowler|
|1956||Principles of Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics||Ernest Wilson and Harold Ries|
| 1972 ||Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics: the Study of Energy, Entropy, and Equilibrium||Richard Balzhiser, Michael Samuels, and John Eliassen|
|1977||Chemical and Engineering Thermodynamics||Stanley Sandler|
|1985||Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics||Thomas Daubert|
|1996||Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics: an Introduction to Thermodynamics for undergraduate Engineering Students||Jack Winnick|
|1997||Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics||Y.V.C. Rao|
|1999||Introductory Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics||Richard Elliott and Carl Lira|
|2000||A Unified Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics: the Laws of Thermodynamics, Material and Energy Balances, Chemical Thermodynamics, Phase and Chemical Equilibrium||Edward Thompson|
● Engineering thermodynamics
1. Smith, J.M. Van Ness, H.C., and Abbott, M.M. (2005). Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (7th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co. Inc.
2. Van Ness, Hendrick C. (2001). “Evolution of a Textbook: Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics”, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
3. Sandler, Stanley, I. (1989). Chemical and Engineering Thermodynamics (2nd ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons.
4. Peppas, Nikolas, A. (1989). One Hundred Years of Chemical Engineering (thermodynamics, pgs. 9-11, etc). American Chemical Society.
5.Sandler, Stanley I. (2006). Chemical, Biochemical, and Engineering Thermodynamics (fourth edition). Wiley.
● Dodge, Barnett F. (1944). Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics. McGraw-Hill.
● Gilmont, Roger. (1959). Thermodynamic Principles for Chemical Engineers. Prentice-Hall.
● Balzhiser, Richard, E., Samuels, Michael R., and Eliassen, John, D. (1972). Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics - the Study of Energy, Entropy, and Equilibrium. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc.
● Fogler, Scott H. (1992). Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
● Elliott, J.R. and Lira, Carl T. (1999). Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (abstract). Prentice Hall PTR.