The clearest coverage available of diffusion and mass transfer, which is a key part of the chemical engineering curriculum.
Professor Cussler teaches chemical engineering at the University of Minnesota. His research, which centers on membrane separations, has led to over 200 papers and four books. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, he has received the Colburn and Lewis Awards from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Separations Science Award from the American Chemical Society, the Merryfield Design Award from the American Society for Engineering Education, and honorary doctorates from the universities of Lund and Nancy.
This overview of diffusion and separation processes brings unsurpassed clarity to this complex topic. For students, Diffusion goes from the basics of mass transfer and diffusion itself, with strong support through worked examples and student questions. Retaining the trademark enthusiastic style, the coverage now extends to biology and medicine.
Preface; 1. Models for diffusion; Part I. Fundamentals of Diffusion: 2. Diffusion in dilute solutions; 3. Diffusion in concentrated solutions; 4. Dispersion; Part II. Diffusion Coefficients: 5. Values of diffusion coefficients; 6. Diffusion of interacting species; 7. Multicomponent diffusion; Part III. Mass Transfer: 8. Fundamentals of mass transfer; 9. Theories of mass transfer; 10. Absorption; 11. Absorption in biology and medicine; 12. Differential distillation; 13. Staged distillation; 14. Extraction; 15. Absorption; Part IV. Diffusion Coupled with other Processes: 16. General questions and heterogeneous chemical reactions; 17. Homogeneous chemical reactions; 18. Membranes; 19. Controlled release and related phenomena; 20. Heat transfer; 21. Simultaneous heat and mass transfer; Problems; Subject index; Materials index.