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Handbook of chemical mass transport in the environment.


Handbook of chemical mass transport in the environment.

Ed. by Louis J. Thibodeaux and Donald Mackay.

CRC Press


611 pages




This handbook on environmental mass transfer and mass transport coefficient estimation methods is intended to be accessible to a broad range of scientists, engineers, researchers, and students. The book begins by introducing the concept of chemical mobility in the environment and discussing mass transport fundamentals from an environmental perspective. It then deals with the fugacity approach and the conventional approach to mass transfer, and describes individual mass transfer processes and the flux equations required for a quantitative expression. The rest of the book sets out specific mass transport processes in a consistent format. After a detailed qualitative description, each chapter presents key theoretical mathematical formulations, describes field and lab measurements of transport parameters, gives data tables and algorithms for numerical estimates, and presents worked example problems, case studies, and/or exercises with worked solutions and answers. Thibodeaux teaches chemical engineering at Louisiana State University. Mackay is professor emeritus of the University of Toronto.

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