# Coursebooks

## Introduction to transport phenomena

#### Lecturer(s) :

Buonsanti Raffaella

English

#### Summary

This course aims at understanding the basic equations behind macroscopic and microscopic transport phenomena (mass, heat and momentum).

#### Content

• Conservation of energy, heat and momentum
• Macroscopic balances and advective transport
• Bernoulli¿s equation
• Equations and parameters for microscopic transport: mass transport (Fick¿s law), heat transport (Fourier¿s law) and momentum transport (Newton¿s law)
• Analogy between the three types of transfer
• Introduction to non-dimensional quantities
• Combined macroscopic and microscopic transfer applications (e.g. pipe flow with friction loss), heat exchangers.

#### Keywords

macroscopic balances, transport phenomena, flux equation

#### Learning Prerequisites

##### Required courses

Introduction to chemical engineering

#### Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:
• Identify heat transfer, mass transfer and momentum phenomena in lab, industrial and daily environment which are relevant both for chemists and chemical engineers
• Identify quantities and subjects used in transport phenomena
• Describe transport phenomena at the macroscopic and at the molecular level
• Recognize the similarities between the three transport phenomena
• Analyze problems involving transfer phenomena
• Use balance to solve problems
• Justify your approach to problem solving

#### Teaching methods

Lectures with exercises

#### Expected student activities

solution of exercises

#### Assessment methods

Two written tests during the semester

#### Resources

##### Bibliography

Introductory Transport Phenomena: R. B. Bird, W.E. Stewart, E.N. Lightfoot, D.J. Klingenberg. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (2014)

### In the programs

• Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 2018-2019, Bachelor semester 4
• Semester
Spring
• Exam form
During the semester
• Credits
2
• Subject examined
Introduction to transport phenomena
• Lecture
2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises
1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Passerelle HES - CGC, 2018-2019, Spring semester
• Semester
Spring
• Exam form
During the semester
• Credits
2
• Subject examined
Introduction to transport phenomena
• Lecture
2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises
1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Biotechnology minor, 2018-2019, Spring semester
• Semester
Spring
• Exam form
During the semester
• Credits
2
• Subject examined
Introduction to transport phenomena
• Lecture
2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises
1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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• Lecture in French
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• Lecture in German