Coulson and Richardson’s Chemical Engineering

Coulson and Richardson’s Chemical Engineering

Volume 1B: Heat and Mass Transfer: Fundamentals and Applications

7th Edition - November 28, 2017

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  • Editors: R. P. Chhabra, V. Shankar
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081025512
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081025505

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Coulson and Richardson's Chemical Engineering has been fully revised and updated to provide practitioners with an overview of chemical engineering. Each reference book provides clear explanations of theory and thorough coverage of practical applications, supported by case studies. A worldwide team of editors and contributors have pooled their experience in adding new content and revising the old. The authoritative style of the original volumes 1 to 3 has been retained, but the content has been brought up to date and altered to be more useful to practicing engineers. This complete reference to chemical engineering will support you throughout your career, as it covers every key chemical engineering topic. Coulson and Richardson’s Chemical Engineering: Volume 1B: Heat and Mass Transfer: Fundamentals and Applications, Seventh Edition, covers two of the main transport processes of interest to chemical engineers: heat transfer and mass transfer, and the relationships among them.

Key Features

  • Covers two of the three main transport processes of interest to chemical engineers: heat transfer and mass transfer, and the relationships between them
  • Includes reference material converted from textbooks
  • Explores topics, from foundational through technical
  • Includes emerging applications, numerical methods, and computational tools


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Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • About Professor Coulson
  • About Professor Richardson
  • Preface to Seventh Edition
  • Preface to Sixth Edition
  • Preface to Fifth Edition
  • Preface to Fourth Edition
  • Preface to Third Edition
  • Preface to Second Edition
  • Preface to First Edition
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Heat Transfer
  • Chapter 1: Heat Transfer
  • Abstract
  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 Basic Considerations
  • 1.3 Heat Transfer by Conduction
  • 1.4 Heat Transfer by Convection
  • 1.5 Heat Transfer by Radiation
  • 1.6 Heat Transfer in the Condensation of Vapours
  • 1.7 Boiling Liquids
  • 1.8 Heat Transfer in Reaction Vessels
  • 1.9 Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers
  • 1.10 Other Forms of Equipment
  • 1.11 Thermal Insulation
  • 1.12 Nomenclature
  • Part 2: Mass Transfer
  • Chapter 2: Mass Transfer
  • Abstract
  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Diffusion in Binary Gas Mixtures
  • 2.3 Multicomponent Gas-Phase Systems
  • 2.4 Diffusion in Liquids
  • 2.5 Mass Transfer Across a Phase Boundary
  • 2.6 Mass Transfer and Chemical Reaction in a Continuous Phase
  • 2.7 Mass Transfer and Chemical Reaction in a Catalyst Pellet
  • 2.8 Taylor-Aris Dispersion
  • 2.9 Practical Studies of Mass Transfer
  • 2.10 Nomenclature
  • Part 3: Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Chapter 3: The Boundary Layer
  • Abstract
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 The Momentum Equation
  • 3.3 The Streamline Portion of the Boundary Layer
  • 3.4 The Turbulent Boundary Layer
  • 3.5 Boundary Layer Theory Applied to Pipe Flow
  • 3.6 The Boundary Layer for Heat Transfer
  • 3.7 The Boundary Layer for Mass Transfer
  • 3.8 Nomenclature
  • Chapter 4: Quantitative Relations Between Transfer Processes
  • Abstract
  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Transfer by Molecular Diffusion
  • 4.3 Eddy Transfer
  • 4.4 Universal Velocity Profile
  • 4.5 Friction Factor for a Smooth Pipe
  • 4.6 Effect of Surface Roughness on Shear Stress
  • 4.7 Simultaneous Momentum, Heat and Mass Transfer
  • 4.8 Reynolds Analogy
  • 4.9 Nomenclature
  • Chapter 5: Applications in Humidification and Water Cooling
  • Abstract
  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Humidification Terms
  • 5.3 Humidity Data for the Air–Water System
  • 5.4 Determination of Humidity
  • 5.5 Humidification and Dehumidification
  • 5.6 Water Cooling
  • 5.7 Systems Other than Air–Water
  • 5.8 Nomenclature
  • Chapter 6: Transport Processes in Microfluidic Applications
  • Abstract
  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 Fluid Flow in Microchannels
  • 6.3 Dimensionless Groups in Microfluidics
  • 6.4 Alternative Ways of Driving Microscale Flows
  • 6.5 Transport Processes in Microscale Flows
  • 6.6 Analysis of a Model Surface-Based Sensor
  • 6.7 Mixing in Microfluidic Devices
  • 6.8 Further Reading in Microfluidics
  • Appendix
  • A.1 Tables of Physical Properties
  • A.2 Steam Tables
  • A.3 Mathematical Tables
  • Problems
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 666
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2017
  • Published: November 28, 2017
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081025512
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081025505

About the Editors

R. P. Chhabra

Raj Chhabra earned his BS, MS, and PhD degrees, all in Chemical Engineering, from the erstwhile University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee) in 1974, the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (1976), and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (1980), respectively. Following a postdoc with the late Professor J.F. Richardson at the University of Swansea, Swansea (UK), in 1984, he joined as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in India. Currently, he is a professor in the same department. His research interests are in the area of multiphase systems, especially involving non-Newtonian fluids. He has more than 300 journal papers to his credit. In addition, he has authored/coauthored four books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

V. Shankar

V. Shankar is currently the Sajani Kumar Roy Chair Professor and Head, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Kanpur. He obtained his B.Tech in Electrochemical Engineering from the Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, and his Masters and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. After a post-doctoral stint at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, he joined IIT Kanpur in 2002, where he currently leads a group working in the general area of stability of fluid flows, with focus on fluids with complex rheology, and in flow past deformable solid surfaces. His research group uses a combination of theory, computation and experiments to understand and unravel new physical phenomena in such systems

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology

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