Mass Transfer: Principles and Applications

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Taylor & Francis, Dec 15, 2003 - Science - 416 pages
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In recent years, the subject of mass transfer has been treated as a minor player in the larger field of transport phenomena and taken a back seat to its more mature "brother," heat transfer. Yet mass transfer is sufficiently mature as a discipline and sufficiently distinct from other transport processes to merit a separate treatment, particularly one that does not overwhelm readers with an abundance of high-level mathematics.

Mass Transfer: Principles and Applications takes an integrated approach that uses a wealth of real-world examples, organizes the material according to mode of operation, and highlights the importance of modeling. The author begins by introducing diffusion rates, Fick's Law, film theory, and mass transfer coefficients, then develops these concepts in complementary stages. The treatment of phase equilibria covers topics generally not addressed in thermodynamics courses, and these concepts are then used to analyze compartmental models and staged processes as well as continuous contact operations. The final chapter offers a concise survey of simultaneous mass and heat transfer.

Throughout the book, discussions transition smoothly between theory and practice and clearly reflect the author's many years of engineering experience and the breadth of mass transfer applications. Mass Transfer: Principles and Applications is a unique and accessible treatment of this relatively complicated topic that will fill a significant gap as both a textbook and professional reference.

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Diran Basmadjian is Professor (Emeritus) of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto. He is the author of two books and over forty journal papers in the areas of adsorption, biochemical engineering, and mathematical modeling.

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