ChE-204 / 3 credits

Teacher: Buonsanti Raffaella

Language: 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 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

## 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 their approach to problem solving

## Teaching methods

Lectures with exercises

## Expected student activities

solution of exercises

## Assessment methods

Two written tests during the semester (mid-term and final)

## 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

• Semester: Spring
• Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
• Subject examined: Introduction to transport phenomena
• Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Type: mandatory
• Semester: Spring
• Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
• Subject examined: Introduction to transport phenomena
• Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Type: optional
• Semester: Spring
• Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
• Subject examined: Introduction to transport phenomena
• Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
• Type: optional

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