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Mass Transfer Processes

Mass Transfer Processes

Modeling, Computations, and Design

P. Ramachandran

Aug 2018, Paperback, 1072 pages
ISBN13: 9780134675626
ISBN10: 0134675622
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Mass Transfer Processes is the first one-volume text combining a modern introduction to modeling and computation of mass transfer processes with demonstrations of their application in designing reactors and separation systems. Its unique, integrated approach balances all the knowledge chemical engineering students will need to be effective, rather than merely paying lip service to some crucial topics. Palghat (P. A.) Ramachandran covers both analytical and numerical solutions to mass transfer problems, demonstrating numerical problem-solving with the software packages students are likely to adopt in their careers. He also offers thorough coverage of reactive systems, including heterogeneous systems -- another area often neglected in other texts. A solutions manual and PowerPoint decks are available for professors, and MATLAB code listings are available on the companion website.

1. Introduction to Modeling of Mass Transfer Processes
2. Examples of Differential (1-D) Balances
3. Examples of Macroscopic models
4. Examples of Mesoscopic models
5. Equations of Mass Transfer
6. Diffusion-Dominated Processes and Film Model
7. Phenomena of Diffusion
8. Transient Diffusion Processes
9. Convective Mass Transport: Basics
10. Convective Mass Transfer: Internal Laminar Flow
11. Mass Transfer in Laminar Boundary Layers
12. Convective Mass Transfer in Turbulent Flow
13. Macroscopic and Compartmental Models
14. Mesoscopic Models and Concept of Dispersion
15. Mass Transfer: Multicomponent Systems
16. Mass Transport in Charged Systems
17. Laminar Flow Reactor
18. Mass Transfer with Reaction: Porous Catalysts
19. Reacting Solids
20. Gas-Liquid Reactions; Film Theory Models
21. Gas-Liquid Reactions: Penetration Theory Approach
22. Reactive Membrane: Facilitated Transport
23. Electrochemical Systems
24. Biomedical Systems
25. Distillation
26. Liquid Extraction
27. Absorption and Stripping
28. Humidification and Drying
29. Condensation
30. Gas Transport Phenomena in Membranes
31. Liquid Separation Membranes
32. Adsorption and Chromatography
33. Electrodialysis and Electrophoresis

  • Balances theory, computation, and examples spanning a wide spectrum of mass transfer fundamentals, applications, and phenomena
  • Covers both analytical and package-based numerical solutions to mass transfer problems
  • Includes sample applications and code snippets throughout, to complement explanations and reinforce key points
  • Provides clear, complete coverage of reactive systems, including basic theory of rate processes, and practical modeling

P. A. Ramachandran is a professor at Washington University at St. Louis in the energy, environmental, and chemical engineering department. He holds bachelors and doctoral degrees in chemical engineering from the Bombay University Department of Chemical Technology. He has extensive teaching experience in transport phenomena, reaction engineering, and applied mathematics. His research interest is mainly in the application of transport phenomena principles to chemically reacting systems and development of continuum based models for multiphase reactor design. He is the author of Boundary Element Methods in Transport Phenomena and Advanced Transport Phenomena, and coauthor of Three-Phase Catalytic Reactors.