This textbook, published originally in 1998, was revised extensively in 2012. Intended for use in graduate-level courses for chemical engineers, it provides a unified treatment of momentum, heat and mass transfer, emphasizing concepts and analytical techniques that apply to all of these transport processes.
Following are several chapters devoted to fluid mechanics, beginning with fundamental equations for momentum transfer and then discussing unidirectional flow, nearly unidirectional (lubrication) flow, and laminar boundary layer flow. Forced-convection heat and mass transfer in laminar flow, free convection, and turbulence are then covered. A chapter on multicomponent energy and mass transfer introduces the variety of effects that occur when species and energy fluxes are coupled. A new chapter is devoted to transport in electrolyte solutions, including both macroscopic (electroneutral) systems and microscopic ones in which a net charge concentration gives rise to electrokinetic phenomena. The first appendix summarizes vector and tensor operations and relations involving various coordinate systems. A second appendix, which is new, provides a concise review of solution methods for ordinary differential equations and of the properties of special functions that arise frequently in transport problems.
An Instructor's Resource CD, available to adopters of the text, includes all figures and solutions to all end-of-chapter problems. It may be obtained by contacting Oxford University Press in New York. A list of errata is updated periodically on this site. The errata file is ERRATA Transport.