Mass Transfer Fundamentals

Chapter

Abstract

When we speak of mass transfer, we are generally referring to the movement of one or more molecular species relative to the others. Before we can describe this relative movement, we need to understand the most common ways of quantifying the presence of each species. Consider the closed system with volume V shown in Fig. 12.1 which contains three different molecular species A, B, and C, represented by three different colors.

Keywords

Permeability Sucrose Convection Urea Benzene 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. Biomedical EngineeringVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA
  2. 2.Dept. Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of Texas, AustinAustinUSA

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