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Mass Transfer in Fluid Systems

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  • Date Published: February 2009
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521871211

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  • This overview of diffusion and separation processes brings unsurpassed, engaging clarity to this complex topic. Diffusion is a key part of the undergraduate chemical engineering curriculum and at the core of understanding chemical purification and reaction engineering. This spontaneous mixing process is also central to our daily lives, with importance in phenomena as diverse as the dispersal of pollutants to digestion in the small intestine. For students, Diffusion goes from the basics of mass transfer and diffusion itself, with strong support through worked examples and a range of student questions. It also takes the reader right through to the cutting edge of our understanding, and the new examples in this third edition will appeal to professional scientists and engineers. Retaining the trademark enthusiastic style, the broad coverage now extends to biology and medicine.

    • Engagingly written, describing complex concepts clearly and lucidly in a style that students enjoy
    • New sections on biology and medicine for a modern course on separation processes and mass transfer
    • Problems included for homework and exams. Password-protected solutions can be found at
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    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: February 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521871211
    • length: 647 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 180 x 35 mm
    • weight: 1.42kg
    • contains: 199 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Models for diffusion
    Part I. Fundamentals of Diffusion:
    2. Diffusion in dilute solutions
    3. Diffusion in concentrated solutions
    4. Dispersion
    Part II. Diffusion Coefficients:
    5. Values of diffusion coefficients
    6. Diffusion of interacting species
    7. Multicomponent diffusion
    Part III. Mass Transfer:
    8. Fundamentals of mass transfer
    9. Theories of mass transfer
    10. Absorption
    11. Absorption in biology and medicine
    12. Differential distillation
    13. Staged distillation
    14. Extraction
    15. Absorption
    Part IV. Diffusion Coupled with other Processes:
    16. General questions and heterogeneous chemical reactions
    17. Homogeneous chemical reactions
    18. Membranes
    19. Controlled release and related phenomena
    20. Heat transfer
    21. Simultaneous heat and mass transfer
    Subject index
    Materials index.

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    • Advanced Transport Processes-Mass Transfer
    • Diffusion: Mass Transport in Fluid Systems
    • Fluids and Fluid Transport
    • Heat and Mass Transprot
    • Introduction to Transport Phenomena ll: Heat and Mass Transfer
    • Mass Transfer Operations
    • Mass Transfer and Kinetics
    • Mass Transfer and Separations
    • Mass transfer
    • Microscale transport phenomena
    • Quantitative Physiology
    • Separation Processes
    • Transport Phenonema
    • Transport Processes
    • Transport analysis
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    E. L. Cussler, University of Minnesota
    Professor Cussler teaches chemical engineering at the University of Minnesota. His research, which centers on membrane separations, has led to over 200 papers and four books. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, he has received the Colburn and Lewis Awards from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Separations Science Award from the American Chemical Society, the Merryfield Design Award from the American Society for Engineering Education, and honorary doctorates from the universities of Lund and Nancy.

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