CH3521 Heat and Mass Transfer Lab II


This laboratory course will reinforce the students’ understanding of the analysis of applications pertaining to Heat and Mass Transfer through suitably designed experiments.  These experiments will demonstrate the operation and the design of unit operations that incorporate heat and mass transfer phenomena. Learning outcomes:Students will learn to.      utilize and operate measurement techniques and devices respectively to measure concentrations and temperatures.      measure different variables of interest in unit operations involving heat and mass transfer.      estimate  heat and mass transfer coefficients for the unit operations involved d.     compare the experimentally derived quantities with estimates from correlations and models discussed in the          corresponding theory courses.     analyze the agreement and discrepancies between experiments and theory.      evaluate errors in measurements and assess the impact on estimation

Course Contents:

  1. Heat Exchangers (a. Plate   b. Finned Tube )
  2. Distillation    (a. Plate column b. Packed Column)
  3.  Dissolution of slurry
  4. Packed Bed Absorption
  5. Batch Drying
  6. Adsorption (a.Batch Adsorption  b. Packed bed adsorption (Breakthrough curve)
  7. Membrane separation
  8. Concept of dry bulb and wet bulb temperatures
  9. Microfluidic extraction
  10. Cooling efficiency of CPU fans
  11. Crystallization of edible fats

Text Books:

  1. Ozisik, M. N.: Heat Transfer – A Basic Approach, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1985.
  2. Treybal, R. E.: “Mass transfer Operations”, 3rd ed., McGraw-Hill, New York, 1980.
  3. Seader, J.D., E. J. Henley, and D. K. Roper: “Separation Process Principles – Chemical and Biochemical Operations”, 3rd ed., John Wiley, New Jersey, 2011.

Reference Books:

  1.  Perry’s Chemical Engineering Handbook, 8th ed., McGraw-Hill, 2008.
  2. McCabe W., J. Smith, and P. Harriott,: “Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering”, 7th ed., McGraw-Hill, New      York, 2004.