Course Details

Subject {L-T-P / C} : CH6103 : Advanced Mass Transfer {3-0-0 / 3}
Subject Nature : Theory
Coordinator : Prof. Basudeb Munshi


Characteristic of Equilibrium stage and Flash calculations, Study of different types of equilibrium cascade configurations and its degrees of freedom analysis, Algebraic method to determine the number of equilibrium stages, Calculation of stage efficiency, tray diameter, pressure drop and mass transfer, Rate based method to design a packed column, Scale up of a column from laboratory data, Estimation of distillation column efficiency using performance data and to develop its empirical correlation, Scale up of distillation column, Rate based method for packed distillation column, Approximate methods for Multicomponent, multistage separations, Use of residue curve for the conceptual design of distillation columns, Pressure swing and azeotropic distillation, Rate based models for distillation, Modeling of batch distillation, Modeling and simulation of absorption and leaching processes. Diffusion in non-ideal system and development of generalized Maxwell-Stefan formulation, Study of Generalized Fick’s law, Estimation of binary and multicomponent Diffusion Coefficients, Study of interphase mass along with energy transfer.

Course Objectives

  1. Provide an introduction to design methods of equilibrium and non-equilibrium multicomponent mass transport processes
  2. Teach student how to solve different shortcut and rigorous models using in house developed software
  3. Teach student the use of conceptual design method in designing and trouble shooting industrial mass transport processes

Course Outcomes

Doing this course students will
(1) be able to design the multicomponent mass transport problems with a sound background in the fundamentals of multicomponent mass transfer.
(2) be able to solve complex mass transport problem facing in day to day life by industry.
(3) be able to find column sequencing which are essential for real life projects.
(4) be able to design process equipment in presence of multi transport.

Essential Reading

  1. J. D Seader, E. J. Henly, Separation Processes and principles, John Willey , 2nd edition, 2006
  2. Ross Taylor and R. Krishna, Multicomponent Mass Transfer, John Wiley, New York , 1993

Supplementary Reading

  1. J. Bendaitez, Principles and Modern Applications of Mass Transfer Operations, Willey , 2002
  2. Nakajima H., Mass Transfer: Advanced Aspects, Intech , 2014