This book addresses the specific needs of undergraduate chemical engineering students for the two courses in Mass Transfer I and Mass Transfer II. It is also suitable for a course in Downstream Processing for biotechnology students.
This self-contained textbook is designed to provide single-volume coverage of the full spectrum of techniques for chemical separations. The operations covered include vapour distillation, fluid adsorption, gas absorption, liquid extraction, solid leaching, gas humidification, solid drying, foam separation, solution crystallization, metal alloying, reverse osmosis, molecular sieves, electrodialysis, and ion exchange.
The text also discusses emerging applications such as drug delivery, gel electrophoresis, bleaching, membrane separations, polymer devolatilization, solution crystallization, and gas chromatography.
Equipment selection is discussed for different operations. A table of industrial applications for each and every mass transfer unit operation is provided. The worked examples illustrate problems from chemical process and biotechnology industries. Review questions encourage critical thinking, and end-of-chapter problems emphasize grasping of the fundamentals as well as illustrate applications of theory to a wide variety of scenarios.
• Includes several case studies ranging from manufacture of vitamin C, prilling tower to granulate urea to vanaspati discolouration and wilting of the lettuce.
• Introduces generalized Fick’s law of diffusion.
• Discusses hollow fibre mass exchangers.
• Introduces new concepts such as cosolvent factor, Z step procedure for multistage cross-current extraction.