The Basics of Transport Phenomena

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Have you ever wondered why ventilation helps to cool down your hot chocolate? Do you know why a surfing suit keeps you warm? Why iron feels cold, while wood feels warm at room temperature? Or how air is transferred into aqueous liquids in a water treatment plant? How can we sterilize milk with the least amount of energy? How does medicine spread in our tissue? Or how do we design a new cooling tower of a power plant? All these are phenomena that involve heat transfer, mass transfer or fluid flow. 

Transport Phenomena investigates such questions and many others, exploring a wide variety of applications ranging from industrial processes to environmental engineering, to transport processes in our own body and even simple daily life problems
 
In this course we will look into the underlying concepts of these processes, that often take place simultaneously, and will teach you how to apply them to a variety of real-life prob...

Have you ever wondered why ventilation helps to cool down your hot chocolate? Do you know why a surfing suit keeps you warm? Why iron feels cold, while wood feels warm at room temperature? Or how air is transferred into aqueous liquids in a water treatment plant? How can we sterilize milk with the least amount of energy? How does medicine spread in our tissue? Or how do we design a new cooling tower of a power plant? All these are phenomena that involve heat transfer, mass transfer or fluid flow. 

Transport Phenomena investigates such questions and many others, exploring a wide variety of applications ranging from industrial processes to environmental engineering, to transport processes in our own body and even simple daily life problems
 
In this course we will look into the underlying concepts of these processes, that often take place simultaneously, and will teach you how to apply them to a variety of real-life problems. You will learn how to model the processes and make quantitative statements.  

 

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This terrific course, taught by professors at Delft University, covers the basics of heat and mass transfer -- through pipes and membranes, in and out of tanks, falling from the sky and sailing through the air. It's really a solid introduction to the principles underlying chemical engineering. The instruction is uniformly excellent: the professors present a unit of theory followed by problems they solve step-by-step, and then you're on your own for a graded problem set covering that week's material. There's a final exam at the end. Although any course involving differential equations cannot be categorized as easy, the instructors teach from first principles and anticipate areas of likely confusion. The problems they have chosen for the course are engaging and fun -- thermal baths in Iceland, the Three Gorges Dam in China, painting the Eiffel Tower, the formation of acid rain, and ground contamination due to landfill leaching. E... This terrific course, taught by professors at Delft University, covers the basics of heat and mass transfer -- through pipes and membranes, in and out of tanks, falling from the sky and sailing through the air. It's really a solid introduction to the principles underlying chemical engineering. The instruction is uniformly excellent: the professors present a unit of theory followed by problems they solve step-by-step, and then you're on your own for a graded problem set covering that week's material. There's a final exam at the end. Although any course involving differential equations cannot be categorized as easy, the instructors teach from first principles and anticipate areas of likely confusion. The problems they have chosen for the course are engaging and fun -- thermal baths in Iceland, the Three Gorges Dam in China, painting the Eiffel Tower, the formation of acid rain, and ground contamination due to landfill leaching. Each unit begins with an entertaining video illustrating the subject matter in a practical context. (The visit to a waste-treatment plant is not to be missed.) The staff is incredibly friendly, responsive, and dedicated to students' success. Although all necessary materials are provided, students should consider picking up the recommended textbook (van den Akker & Mudde, "Transport Phenomena – The Art of Balancing"), which is unusually well-written and, like the course, emphasizes interesting problems rather than dry abstractions. This course covers about half of what's in the textbook (which obviously goes into greater depth), and a further MOOC, covering more of the material, is slated for release in Fall 2016.
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