Nanofluids and Mass Transfer

Nanofluids and Mass Transfer

1st Edition - September 4, 2021

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  • Editors: Mohammad Reza Rahimpour, Mohammad Amin Makarem, Mohhamad Reza Kiani, Mohammad Amin Sedghamiz
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128241332
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128239964

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In the recent decades, efficiency enhancement of refineries and chemical plants has been become a focus of research and development groups. Use of nanofluids in absorption, regeneration, liquid-liquid extraction and membrane processes can lead to mass transfer and heat transfer enhancement in processes which results in an increased efficiency in all these processes. Nanofluids and Mass Transfer introduces the role of nanofluids in improving mass transfer phenomena and expressing their characteristics and properties. The book also covers the theory and modelling procedures in details and finally illustrates various applications of Nanofluids in mass transfer enhancement in various processes such as absorption, regeneration, liquid-liquid extraction and membrane processes and how can nanofluids increase mass transfer in processes.

Key Features

  • Introduces specifications of nanofluids and mechanisms of mass transfer enhancement by nanofluids in various mass transfer processes
  • Discusses mass transfer enhancement in various mass transfer processes such as: absorption, regeneration, liquid-liquid extraction and membrane processes
  • Offers modelling mass transfer and flow in nanofluids
  • Challenges industrialization and scale up of nanofluids


Academic students and professors, Researchers, Refinery and petrochemical engineers, Mass transfer processes, Process design companies, Chemical plants, R and D teams, Academic disciplines: Chemical engineering, Chemistry

Table of Contents

  • Section 1: Mass transfer basics of nanofluids
    1. Introduction to nanofluids, challenges and opportunities
    2. Synthesis, preparation and characterization of nanofluids
    3. Thermodynamic properties of nanofluids
    4. Mass transfer mechanisms in nanofluids
    5. Effect of nanofluids in solubility enhancement
    6. Binary nanofluids and mass transfer mechanism
    7. Magnetic nanofluids and mass transfer mechanism
    8. Conjugate heat and mass transfer in nanofluids
    9. Bio-nanofluids and mass transfer characteristics

    Section 2: Mass transfer modelling and simulation of nanofluids
    10. Mass transfer modelling in nanofluids: Theoretical basics and model development
    11. Mass transfer modelling in nanofluids: Numerical approaches and challenges
    12. Modelling and prediction of mass transfer coefficient in nanofluids
    13. CFD simulation of nanofluids flow dynamics including mass transfer

    Section 3: Applications of nanofluids as mass transfer enhancers
    14. Mass transfer enhancement in liquid-liquid extraction process by nanofluids
    15. Increasing mass transfer in absorption and regeneration processes via nanofluids
    16. Mass transfer enhancement by nanofluids in membrane systems
    17. Mass transfer improvement in hydrate formation processes by nanofluids
    18. Mass transfer enhancement in solar stills by nanofluids
    19. Application of nanofluids in drug delivery and disease treatment
    20. Industrialization of nanofluidic based processes: economic aspects and environmental challenges

Product details

  • No. of pages: 512
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: September 4, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128241332
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128239964

About the Editors

Mohammad Reza Rahimpour

Mohammad Reza Rahimpour
Mohammad Reza Rahimpour is a professor of chemical engineering at Shiraz University (Iran). He was a research associate at the University of Newcastle, Australia (2003–04) and at the University of California, Davis (2012–17). He leads a research group in fuel processing technology focused on the catalytic conversion of fossil fuels, and renewable fuels to valuable energy sources for investigating in-depth research in the various fields of chemical engineering, including carbon capture, chemical looping, membrane separation, storage and utilization technologies, novel technologies for natural gas conversion, and utilization in industries. Moreover, he has contributed to various scientific articles and book chapters and edited different books with famous publishers.

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Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

Mohammad Amin Makarem

Mohammad Amin Makarem
Dr. Mohammad Amin Makarem is a research associate at methanol institute, Shiraz University. His research interests are gas separation and purification, nanofluids, microfluidics, catalyst synthesis, reactor design and green energy. In gas separation, his focus is on experimental and theoretical investigation and optimization of pressure swing adsorption process, and in the gas purification field, he is working on novel technologies such as microchannels. Recently, he has investigated methods of synthesizing bio-template nanomaterials and catalysts. Besides, he has collaborated in writing and editing various books and book-chapters for famous publishers such as Elsevier, Springer and Wiley, as well as guest editing journals special issues.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Associate, Methanol Institute, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

Mohhamad Reza Kiani

Mohhamad Reza Kiani
Mohammad Reza Kiani is a research associate at the University of Tehran. He started his research with writing a book chapter about aquatic water and water treatment. He is working on CO2 absorption in micro channels and specifications of microfluidic and nanofluidic systems. His research interests are modelling and experimental investigations about novel methods of CO2 capture. Besides, he has collaborated with other researchers in Shiraz University in writing new book chapters and books from Elsevier.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Associate, University of Tehran, Iran

Mohammad Amin Sedghamiz

Mohammad Amin Sedghamiz
Dr. Mohammad Amin Sedghamiz is a research associate at Shiraz University since 2018. He started his Ph.D. at Shiraz University, in 2012, with a focus on environmental aspects of energy production from the waste materials. During the Ph.D. level, he has emphasized novel solvents in Chemical Engineering applications, e.g., he investigated the application and efficiency of Ionic Liquids to absorb acid gases at different conditions. During this project, the first idea for utilizing the next generation of the Ionic liquids, i.e., Deep Eutectic Solvents (DES), erupted in his mind and has continued this idea, thermodynamic research group. Besides the research mentioned earlier, Dr. Sedghamiz was also a research associate in four different industrial and academic research projects collaborating with industrial professions and academic teams, e.g., south pars gas company, national Iranian oil company, etc.

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Research Associate Shiraz University, Tehran, Iran

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