Mass Transfer in a Porous Medium: Multicomponent and Multiphase Flows

  • Donald A. Nield
  • Adrian Bejan


The term “mass transfer” is used here in a specialized sense, namely the transport of a substance that is involved as a component (constituent, species) in a fluid mixture. An example is the transport of salt in saline water. As we shall see below, convective mass transfer is analogous to convective heat transfer.


Porous Medium Capillary Pressure Relative Permeability Representative Elementary Volume Local Thermal Equilibrium 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald A. Nield
    • 1
  • Adrian Bejan
    • 2
  1. 1.Engineering SciencesUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.Mechanical EngineeringDuke UniversityDurhamUSA

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