MT8108 - Mass Transfer


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Written examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 40/100
Written examination 60/100 4 hours

Course content

The course will be given every second year, next time Autumn 2017. Fick's law, equations for flux density, derivation of conservation equations and solutions of these for selected systems. Convective diffusion in laminar and turbulent flow. Boundary-layer theory of mass transfer. Concentrated solution theory. Mass transfer across interphases. Effect of heterogeneous and homogeneous reaction kinetics. Charge transport and current distribution in electrochemical systems. Introduction to mathematical modeling of mass transfer problems. Mathematical methods will be introduced as they become necessary for solving specific problems.

Learning outcome

The course gives a rigorous treatment of mass transfer theory with relevant applications. The students shall be able to read theoretical and modeling literature in the area without difficulty at the end of the course. They will be able to perform mathematical modeling of mass transfer processes in chemical, metallurgical and electrochemical systems; learn to simplify the models to obtain unambiguous analytical and numerical solutions; learn how to obtain results needed for correlation of experimental results involving mass transfer; use such background for the purposes of design of research tools as well as industrial process equipment.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and problem sets.

Compulsory assignments

  • Problem sets

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

R. B. Bird, W. E Stewart, E. N. Lightfoot: Transport Phenomena, 2nd Ed., Wiley, New York (2002).

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MT8100 7.5 2010-09-01


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Assignment and Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 40/100
Spring ORD Assignment 40/100
Autumn ORD Written examination 60/100 2017-12-05 09:00
Spring ORD Written examination 60/100
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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