A Modern Course in Transport Phenomena

A Modern Course in Transport Phenomena


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This advanced text presents a unique approach to studying transport phenomena. Bringing together concepts from both chemical engineering and physics, it makes extensive use of nonequilibrium thermodynamics, discusses kinetic theory, and sets out the tools needed to describe the physics of interfaces and boundaries. More traditional topics such as diffusive and convective transport of momentum, energy and mass are also covered. This is an ideal text for advanced courses in transport phenomena, and for researchers looking to expand their knowledge of the subject. The book also includes: • Novel applications such as complex fluids, transport at interfaces and biological systems, • Approximately 250 exercises with solutions (included separately) designed to enhance understanding and reinforce key concepts, • End-of-chapter summaries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107129207
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/15/2018
Pages: 534
Sales rank: 869,207
Product dimensions: 7.09(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

David C. Venerus is a Professor of Chemical Engineering in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. His research interests are in the areas of transport phenomena in soft matter, polymer science and the rheology of complex fluids. Professor Venerus has received numerous teaching awards both within the Department and College of Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and of the Society of Rheology.

Hans Christian Öttinger is Professor of Polymer Physics at the ETH Zürich. His main research interest is in developing a general framework of nonequilibrium thermodynamics as a tool for describing dissipative classical and quantum systems. He is the author of Stochastic Processes in Polymeric Fluids (1996), Beyond Equilibrium Thermodynamics (2005) and A Philosophical Approach to Quantum Field Theory (Cambridge, 2017).

Table of Contents

1. Approach to transport phenomena; 2. The diffusion equation; 3. Brownian dynamics; 4. Equilibrium thermodynamics; 5. Balance equations; 6. Forces and fluxes; 7. Measuring transport coefficients; 8. Pressure-driven flow; 9. Heat exchangers; 10. Gas absorption; 11. Driven separations; 12. Complex fluids; 13. Thermodynamics of interfaces; 14. Interfacial balance equations; 15. Interfacial force-flux relations; 16. Polymer processing; 17. Transport around a sphere; 18 Bubble growth and dissolution; 19. Semi-conductor processing; 20. Equilibrium statistical mechanics; 21. Kinetic theory of gases; 22. Kinetic theory of polymeric liquids; 23. Transport in porous media; 24. Transport in biological systems; 25. Microbead rheology; 26. Dynamic light scattering; Appendix A: thermodynamic relations; Appendix B: differential operations in coordinate form.

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