Mass Transfer Phenomena

Course Information
TitleΦαινόμενα Μεταφοράς Μάζας / Mass Transfer Phenomena
SchoolChemical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID20000817

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos CΗīmikṓn Mīchanikṓn (2021-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course845

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Transport phenomena I, II. Advanced Mathematics.
Learning Outcomes
Τhe students upon successful completion of the course: (1) They will be able to solve basic problems in chemical engineering, where mass transger is important role to play. (2)They will be able to calculate concentrations of pollutants in the atmosphere, river, lakes and ground waters. (3) They will learn to design fixed bed adsorbers and membrane units for gas separations using simplified methods. (4) The will study and learn to design simple controlled release systems.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction. Basic priciples and definitions. Differential equations describing mass tranport. Common boundary condtions. Phenomenological theory of molecular theory and Fick's first and second law. Concentration distributions in solids and static fluids. Steady and transent molecular diffusion. Analytic solutions for model problems. Diffusion with homogeneuos and heterogeneous reactions. Effect of mass transfer on reaction. Diffusion in porous solids: Molecular diffusion, Knudsen diffusion and viscous flow. Application in separation methods using membranes and adsorbents. Convective mass transfer. Effect of Reynolds and Peclet numbers. Determination of concentation of pollutants using dispersion models. Dispersion of pollutnats, in rivers and lakes. Controlled release systems.
Diffusion, convective diffusion, gas separation by adsorption and membranes, controlled release, environmental mass transfer
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Power point presentations
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Final written exam that counts 80% to the final grade, if the student takes the mid-tem exam, or 100% otherwise. Mid term written exam (optional) with 20% to the final grade.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Mid-term written exam (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
B.R. BIRD, W.E. STEWART, E.N. LIGHTFOOT, D.J. KLINKENBERG, "ΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΑ ΦΑΙΝΟΜΕΝΑ ΜΕΤΑΦΟΡΑΣ"(ΜΕΤΑΦΡΑΣΗ), Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα, 2018. Κούκος Ι.Κ.,"ΜΕΤΑΦΟΡΑ ΜΑΖΑΣ ΜΕ ΣΤΟΙΧΕΙΑ ΦΥΣΙΚΩΝ ΔΙΕΡΓΑΣΙΩΝ", Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα, 2017. Λυγερού Β., Ασημακόπουλος Δ.Κ., Αραμπατζής Γ., "Μεταφορά Μάζας", Εκδόσεις Παπασωτηρίου, 2005. Μ.Ι. Ασσαελ, Κ. Κακοσίμος, Κ. Αντωνιάδης, Κ. Παναγιωτόπουλος, "Μεταφορά Μάζας σε Περιβαλλοντικές Διεργασίες", Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα, 2013.
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