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Nanofluids and Mass Transfer - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128239964

Nanofluids and Mass Transfer

1st Edition

Editors: Mohammad Reza Rahimpour Mohammad Amin Makarem Mohhamad Reza Kiani Mohammad Amin Sedghamiz
Paperback ISBN: 9780128239964
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st September 2021
Page Count: 512
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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


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About the Editors

Mohammad Reza Rahimpour

Mohammad Reza Rahimpour

Prof. Mohammad Reza Rahimpour is a professor in Chemical Engineering at Shiraz University, Iran. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Shiraz University joint with University of Sydney, Australia 1988. He started his independent career as Assistant Professor in September 1998 at Shiraz University. Prof. M.R. Rahimpour, was a Research Associate at University of Newcastle, Australia from 2003-2004 and at University of California, Davis from 2012 till 2017. During his stay in University of California, he developed different reaction networks and catalytic processes such as thermal and plasma reactors for upgrading of lignin bio-oil to biofuel with collaboration of UCDAVIS. He has been a Chair of Department of Chemical Engineering at Shiraz University from 2005 till 2009 and from 2015 till 2020. Prof. M.R. Rahimpour leads a research group in fuel processing technology focused on the catalytic conversion of fossil fuels such as natural gas, and renewable fuels such as bio-oils derived from lignin to valuable energy sources. He provides young distinguished scholars with perfect educational opportunities in both experimental methods and theoretical tools in developing countries to investigate in-depth research in the various field of chemical engineering including carbon capture, chemical looping, membrane separation, storage and utilization technologies, novel technologies for natural gas conversion and improving the energy efficiency in the production and use of natural gas industries. Prof. M.R. Rahimpour has collaboration with researchers around the world about syngas and hydrogen production using catalytic membrane reactors.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Mohammad Amin Makarem

Mohammad Amin Makarem

Mohammad Amin Makarem is a research associate at Shiraz University. His research interests are gas separation and purification, nanofluids and green energy. In gas separation, his focus is on experimental and theoretical investigation and optimization of pressure swing adsorption process, and in gas purification field, he is working on CO2 purification by novel technologies. Besides, he has performed various researches on nanofluids production and their performances in heat transfer through CFD. Recently, he has collaborated in various studies about biomass upgrading processes in order to produce valuable bio-products. Besides, he has collaborated with other researchers in writing and copyediting various book chapters from famous publishers such as Elsevier, Springer and Wiley. Recently, he has started editing scientific book projects in various subjects of chemical engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Associate, Shiraz University, 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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Associate Shiraz University, Tehran, Iran

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