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2nd Edition

Bubbles, Drops, and Particles in Non-Newtonian Fluids

ISBN 9780824723293
Published July 25, 2006 by CRC Press
800 Pages 204 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Bubbles, Drops, and Particles in Non-Newtonian Fluids, Second Edition continues to provide thorough coverage of the scientific foundations and the latest advances in particle motion in non-Newtonian media. The book demonstrates how dynamic behavior of single particles can yield useful information for modeling transport processes in complex multiphase flows.

Completely revised and expanded, this second edition covers macroscopic momentum and heat/mass transfer from a single rigid or fluid particle or ensembles of particles involving strong inter-particle interactions including packed beds, fluidized beds, and porous media with different types of non-Newtonian fluids. It reflects advances made since the publication of the previous, bestselling edition with new material on topics such as extensional flow; time-independent, time-dependent and visco-elastic fluids; free settling behavior of non-spherical particles; and particle motion in visco-elastic and visco-plastic fluids, boundary layer flows, flows in porous media, and falling object rheometry.

An excellent reference and handbook dealing with the technological aspects of non-Newtonian materials encountered in nature and in technology, this book highlights qualitative differences between the response of a Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids in the complex flows encountered in processing applications.

Table of Contents

Introduction, scope, and organization. Non-Newtonian fluid behavior. Rigid particles in time-independent fluids without a yield stress. Rigid particles in viscoplastic fluids. Rigid particles in viscoelastic fluids. Fluid particles in non-Newtonian media. Non-Newtonian fluid flow in porous media and packed beds. Fluidization and hindered settling. Momentum, heat and mass transfer in boundary layer flows. Wall effects. Falling objects rheometry. References. Subject index. Author index.

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– Jalel Azaiez, University of Calgary, in Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, April 2007, Vol. 85

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– William R. Schowalter, Department of Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, in AiChE Journal, 2008, Vol. 54, No. 11

- Trans. I. Chemical Engineers (UK)

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- Chemical Engineering Science

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-Journal Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics

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- Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering

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- AIChE Journal

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