After completing this chapter, you will be able to:
Solve prototype problems involving steady state diffusion.
Describe how diffusion can cause an associated flow (diffusion-induced convection).
Account for the effect of convection in diffusion-dominated systems (i.e., stagnant systems).
Describe the film theory concept of mass transfer and its usefulness in many applications.
Evaluate how the rate of chemical reaction at a surface is affected by the rate of mass transfer.
Explain the two-film theory for gas–liquid (or liquid–liquid) mass transfer and calculate the rate of interfacial mass transfer given the bulk composition of the two phases.
This chapter examines ...