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Transport and Surface Phenomena - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128189948, 9780128189955

Transport and Surface Phenomena

1st Edition

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Authors: Kamil Wichterle Marek Vecer
Paperback ISBN: 9780128189948
eBook ISBN: 9780128189955
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 24th April 2020
Page Count: 318
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Transport and Surface Phenomena provides an overview of the key transfers taking place in reactions and explores how calculations of momentum, energy and mass transfers can help researchers develop the most appropriate, cost effective solutions to chemical problems. Beginning with a thorough overview of the nature of transport phenomena, the book goes on to explore balances in transport phenomena, including key equations for assessing balances, before concluding by outlining mathematical methods for solving the transfer equations. Drawing on the experience of its expert authors, it is an accessible introduction to the field for students, researchers and professionals working in chemical engineering.

The book and is also ideal for those in related fields such as physical chemistry, energy engineering, and materials science, for whom a deeper understanding of these interactions could enhance their work.

Key Features

  • Presents fundamental background knowledge and experimental methods in a clear and accessible style
  • Cements information through problems for the reader to solve, making the book ideal for learning, teaching and refreshing subject knowledge
  • Outlines mathematical approaches for solving energy transfers to show applications of the key equations in practice


Chemical engineers, Physical chemists, Theoretical and Applied Physicists, Energy and materials scientists, students and researchers in related fields across both academia and industry

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Nature of Transport Phenomena
1. Definitions of unidirectional steady transport
2. Transport phenomena in terms of mass structure
3. Transport phenomena at the interface
4. Transport of energy by radiation
5. Experimental methods for the study of transport phenomena
6. Simple problems in heat transport
7. Simple problems in fluid flows

Part 2: Balances in Transport Phenomena
8. Basics of flow of fluids
9. Basics of steady heat conduction and diffusion
10. Transports in moving media
11. Solutions of the navier-stokes equation
12. Mass and mechanical energy balances in a flow tube
13. Unidirectional flow
14. Flow in two dimensions
15. The extension of balances to turbulent flows
16. Heat transfer
17. Solution of the fourier equation for heat conduction
18. Heat transfer by convection
19. How the transfer of momentum and heat influence each other
20. Mass transport

Part 3: Mathematical Methods for Solving the Transfers
21. Vectors and tensors
22. Some ordinary differential equations
23. Some partial differential equations


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About the Authors

Kamil Wichterle

Kamil Wichterle, Professor, Department of Chemistry, VŠB Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic. Since graduating from the Institute of Chemical Technology at the Institute of Chemical Process Engineering in Prague in 1963, Professor Wichterle has worked extensively researching and teaching on multiple aspects of chemistry and chemical engineering, with a particular interest in processes in highly viscous and non-Newtonian fluids. From 1999-2013 he led the Department of Chemistry at the VSB-Technical University of Ostrova, where he continues to be based. Professor Wichterle is a member of many groups and societies including the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, and the Council of the Institute of Chemical Processes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry, VŠB Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

Marek Vecer

Marek Večeř, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, VŠB Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic. Dr Večeř is Head of the Department of Technical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at VŠB Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic. He is particularly interested in fundamental research in rheology of microdisperse fluids focused on apparent wall slip effect and its connection with electrokinetic potential. His research also reviews waste-treatment and cleaner technologies for reducing the environmental impact of the chemical industry. He has written 25 published papers to date.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry, VSB Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

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