This book is a comprehensive introduction to the
principles of mass transfer and their applications to
major separation processes. Presenting sufficient
theory and design fundamentals to ensure a sound
understanding of basic concepts, this clearly written
and well-organized text is suitable for courses in
Mass Transfer, Separation Processes, Transport
Processes, and Unit Operations offered to under-
graduate students in chemical engineering. It will
also be useful to postgraduate students of chemical
engineering, students of allied disciplines, and
Progressive in approach, the phenomenon of diffusion
and the concept of mass transfer coefficient have been elucidated by drawing numerous examples from
diverse areas. Separation processes relevant to
chemical and allied industries have been discussed in
considerable depth, and the design methodologies
have been illustrated. Adequate emphasis has been
placed on practical applications. Details of construc-
tion and operation of various separation equipment
including recent developments have been explained.
The book has about one hundred and fifty solved
problems and over three hundred exercise problems,
many of which directly pertain to process industries.
In addition, over five hundred short and multiple
choice questions have been designed to stimulate
Table of Contents
Preface. Introduction. Molecular Diffusion.
Convective Mass Transfer and Mass Transfer
Coefficient. Interphase Mass Transfer. Gas??'Liquid
Contacting Equipment. Gas Absorption and Stripping.
Distillation. Liquid??'Liquid Extraction. Solid??'Liquid
Extraction. Humidification and Water Cooling. Drying
of Wet Solids. Adsorption. Crystallization. Membrane
Separation. Multicomponent Distillation. Transient
Diffusion and Mass Transfer with Chemical Reaction.
Appendix. Answers/Hints to Selected Questions and