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Mass Transfer Processes: Modeling, Computations, and Design, First Edition by P. A. Ramachandran

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Modeling of Mass Transfer Processes

Learning Objectives

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Explain the role of modeling of mass transfer processes in a variety of diverse fields.

  • Understand the steps needed in modeling of a given system or equipment involving mass transfer.

  • Define control volume and mark its bounding control surface.

  • Write a species conservation law (mass balance) first in words and then as a mathematical equation for the chosen control volume.

  • Distinguish three hierarchical levels of models—that is, differential, macroscopic, and mesoscopic models—depending on the size of the control volume chosen.

  • Identify the closure relations needed in addition to species mass balance to complete ...

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