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Mass transfer II - 3FME1042

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  • Number of hours

    • Lectures : 9.0
    • Tutorials : 0
    • Laboratory works : 0
    • Projects : 0
    • Internship : 0
    • Written tests : 1.0
    ECTS : 8.0
  • Officials : Gerard MORTHA


Learning outcomes :

  • To know the phenomena of transfers coupled with chemical reactions; gas-liquid, fluid-solid reactions.
  • To know the phenomena of material transfers coupled with enthalpy transfers (air coolers and dryers)
  • To understand how to establish equations of transfer problems and introduction to mathematical and numerical resolution tools
Contact Gerard MORTHA


Mass tranfer course, level 2.
Fundamentals of mass transfer coupled to heat transfer and to chemical reactions ; liquid-gas ; liquid-solid. Models development and introduction to the mathematical tools for their resolution.

Gas-liquid mass transfer coupled to a chemical reaction
Mass transfer models for heterogeous fluid-solids reactions
Coupled heat and mass transfer: introduction to cooling systems and evaporation systems
Building models and their mathematical resolution (based on integration of differential equations)


Introduction to transport phenomena, course at Pagora (1st year cursus)
Mass transfer, level 1, course at Pagora (1st year cursus)
Fundamentals of physics and chemistry, 1st and 2nd year university level

Gas-liquid material transfers with chemical reaction.
Convective transfer: theory of boundary layer contraction, Hatta number, efficiency factor.
Diffusion in the presence of a chemical reaction: modelling.
Fluid-solid matter transfers: introduction to heterogeneous particulate kinetics, mathematical shaping.
Heat transfers - coupled material with phase change: atmospheric coolers.
Modeling in material transfer. Problem statement and mathematical formatting. Integration of differential equations: Cauchy problem; explicit and implicit schemes. Laplace partial differential equations: finite difference method.


Written exam. 1h

note = note du DS


The course exists in the following branches:

Additional Information

Curriculum->Pagora Engineer - Student->Semester 6



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Date of update July 23, 2020

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