Modeling in Transport Phenomena - A Conceptual Approach
A balanced approach between analysis and synthesis is presented throughout. Systematic derivations of the equations as well as the physical significance of each term are given in detail so that students can easily understand and follow up the presented material. Read more The Thermodynamics of Phase and Reaction Equilibria
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Research PhilosophyCurrently, the analysis of multiphase systems is done either by simply extending the single-phase equations to multiphase systems or by using only experiments at the macroscopic level to develop process correlations. The resulting equations, however, have very specific, narrow ranges of utility and each new application requires a complete repetition of experimentation. Over the last three decades, considerable progress has been obtained in the development of multiphase equations that take into account the interactions between the phases, link the continuum equations with the scale of experimental measurements, and identify property parameters along with their functional dependence. Research efforts have been directed to unify solid-liquid separation processes by the systematic treatment of multiphase equations of change to specific problems, such as cake filtration, electrofiltration, cake washing, and sedimentation. |