Mass Transfer

  • Rajendra KarwaEmail author


An introduction and elementary treatment of mass transfer is presented here. The conditions for similarity of concentration and velocity profiles, and temperature and concentration profiles have been discussed and the relevant dimensionless numbers have been defined. Stefan law has been presented in Sect. 15.4, which can be utilized for experimental determination of the diffusion coefficient. Convective mass transfer has been discussed and dimensional analysis has been used to determine functional relations for free and forced flow conditions, which is followed by presentation of mass transfer correlations. In Sect. 15.8, analogies for convection heat transfer have been extended to the mass transfer problems.


Mass transfer Diffusion Concentration gradient Fick’s law Diffusion coefficient Schmidt number Lewis number Stefan’s law Convective mass transfer Dimensional analysis Mass transfer correlations Reynolds and Colburn (or Chilton–Colburn) analogies 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jodhpur Institute of Engineering & TechnologyJodhpurIndia

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