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The All-in-One Guide to Transport Phenomena: From Theory to Examples and Computation
Mass transfer processes exist in practically all engineering fields and many biological systems; understanding them is essential for all chemical engineering students, and for practitioners in a broad range of practices, such as biomedical engineering and semiconductors. Mass Transfer Processes combines a modern, accessible introduction to modeling and computing these processes with demonstrations of their application in designing reactors and separation systems.
P. A. Ramachandran’s integrated approach balances all the knowledge readers need to be effective, rather than merely paying lip service to some crucial topics. He covers both analytical and numerical solutions to mass transfer problems, demonstrating numerical problem-solving with widely used software packages, including MATLAB and Chebfun. Throughout, he links theory to realistic examples, both traditional and contemporary.
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Part I: Fundamentals of Mass Transfer Modeling
Chapter 1: Introduction to Modeling of Mass Transfer Processes
Chapter 2: Examples of Differential (1-D) Balances
Chapter 3: Examples of Macroscopic Models
Chapter 4: Examples of Mesoscopic Models
Chapter 5: Equations of Mass Transfer
Chapter 6: Diffusion Dominated Processes and the Film Model
Chapter 7: Phenomena of Diffusion
Chapter 8: Transient Diffusion Processes
Chapter 9: Basics of Convective Mass Transport
Chapter 10: Convective Mass Transfer: Theory for Internal Laminar Flow
Chapter 11: Mass Transfer in Laminar Boundary Layers
Chapter 12: Convective Mass Transfer in Turbulent Flow
Chapter 13: Macroscopic and Compartmental Models
Chapter 14: Mesoscopic Models and Concept of Dispersion
Chapter 15: Mass Transfer: Multicomponent Systems
Chapter 16: Mass Transport in Electrolytic Systems
Part II: Reacting Systems
Chapter 17: Laminar Flow Reactor
Chapter 18: Mass Transfer with Reaction: Porous Catalysts
Chapter 19: Reacting Solids
Chapter 20: Gas-Liquid Reactions: Film Theory Models
Chapter 21: Gas-Liquid Reactions: Penetration Theory Approach
Chapter 22: Reactive Membranes and Facilitated Transport
Chapter 23: Biomedical Applications
Chapter 24: Electrochemical Reaction Engineering
Part III: Mass Transfer-Based Separations
Chapter 25: Humidification and Drying
Chapter 26: Condensation
Chapter 27: Gas Transport in Membranes
Chapter 28: Liquid Separation Membranes
Chapter 29: Adsorption and Chromatography
Chapter 30: Electrodialysis and Electrophoresis