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Thermodiffusion in Multicomponent Mixtures

Thermodynamic, Algebraic, and Neuro-Computing Models


  • Provides a thorough review of thermodiffusion approproate for a wide range of readers from graduate students through advanced researchers/practitioners

  • Considers different types of mixtures including hydrocarbons, polymers, water-alcohol, and metals

  • Presents a concise, one-stop reference on the theoretical formulation thermodiffusion from multiple perspectives

  • Includes exhaustive discussion of methodologic applications and outcomes several investigations


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Thermal Engineering and Applied Science book sub series (BRIEFSTHERMAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Seshasai Srinivasan, M. Ziad Saghir
    Pages 1-9
  3. Seshasai Srinivasan, M. Ziad Saghir
    Pages 11-55
  4. Seshasai Srinivasan, M. Ziad Saghir
    Pages 57-64
  5. Seshasai Srinivasan, M. Ziad Saghir
    Pages 65-76
  6. Seshasai Srinivasan, M. Ziad Saghir
    Pages 77-85
  7. Seshasai Srinivasan, M. Ziad Saghir
    Pages 87-103
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 105-106

About this book


Thermodiffusion in Multicomponent Mixtures presents the computational approaches that are employed in the study of thermodiffusion in various types of mixtures, namely, hydrocarbons, polymers, water-alcohol, molten metals, and so forth. We present a detailed formalism of these methods that are based on non-equilibrium thermodynamics or algebraic correlations or principles of the artificial neural network. The book will serve as single complete reference to understand the theoretical derivations of thermodiffusion models and its application to different types of multi-component mixtures. An exhaustive discussion of these is used to give a complete perspective of the principles and the key factors that govern the thermodiffusion process.


Artificial Neural Networks Associating Mixtures Computational Fluid Dynamics Ionic Mixtures Non-associating Mixtures Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics Thermodiffusion Thermomigration Thermotransport

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Department of MathematicsMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  2. 2., Department of Mechanical andRyerson UniversityTorontoCanada

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From the reviews:

“This short monograph refers to an important transport phenomenon in multicomponent mixtures, which stems from a competition between the Soret effect (thermodiffusion in the case of a nonuniform temperature distribution) and the Fickian diffusion process due to concentration gradients. … The book is written from the physicist’s point of view and its addressees are professionals in thermal engineering and material science, plus postdoctoral researchers and graduate students of physics and applied science faculties.” (Piotr Garbaczewski, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1263, 2013)