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Bubbles, Drops, and Particles in Non-Newtonian Fluids





ISBN 9780824723293
Published July 25, 2006 by CRC Press
771 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

Preface
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgements
About the Author

INTRODUCTION, SCOPE, AND ORGANIZATION

NON-NEWTONIAN FLUID BEHAVIOR
Definition of a Newtonian Fluid
Non-Newtonian Fluids: Definition, Examples of Different Types, Mathematical Models
Dimensional Considerations in the Mechanics of Viscoelastic Fluids
Experimental Techniques: Rheometry

RIGID PARTICLES IN TIME-INDEPENDENT FLUIDS WITHOUT A YIELD STRESS
Governing Equations for a Sphere
Spherical Particles in Newtonian Fluids
Spheres in Shear-thinning Fluids
Spheres in Shear-thickening Fluids
Light Spheres Rising in Pseudoplastic Media
Pressure Drop due to a Settling Sphere
Non-Spherical Particles

RIGID PARTICLES IN VISCOPLASTIC FLUIDS
Static Equilibrium of Particles
Flow Field: Shape and size of flow zones
Drag Force
Role of Values of Yield stress used in correlations
Time Effects

RIGID PARTICLES IN VISCOELASTIC FLUIDS
Flow over a sphere
Flow over a cylinder
Other Studies Involving Interactions Between Non-Newtonian Characteristics, Particle Shape, Flow Field, etc.

FLUID PARTICLES IN NON-NEWTONIAN MEDIA
Formation of Fluid Particles
Shapes of Bubbles and Drops in Free Rise or Fall
Terminal Velocity-Volume Behavior in Free Motion
Drag Behavior of Single Particles
Bubble and Drops Ensembles in Free Motion
Coalescence of Bubbles and Drops
Breakage of Drops
Motion and Deformation of Bubbles and Drops in Confined Flows

NON-NEWTONIAN FLUID FLOW IN POROUS MEDIA AND PACKED BEDS
Porous Medium Definition, Examples and Characterization
Flow of Newtonian Fluids
Flow of Non-Newtonian Fluids
Miscellaneous Effects
Two Phase Gas/Liquid Flow

FLUIDIZATION AND HINDERED SETTLING
Two-Phase Fluidization
Sedimentation or Hindered Settling
Three Phase Fluidized Beds

MOMENTUM, HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER IN BOUNDARY LAYER FLOWS
Boundary Layer Flows
Viscoelastic Effects in Boundary Layers
Mass Transfer from Bubbles
Mass Transfer from Drops
Mass Transfer from Ensembles of Bubbles and Drops
Heat and Mass Transfer in Fixed Beds
Heat and Mass Transfer in Fluidized Beds
Heat and Mass Transfer in Three Phase Fluidized Beds
Heat Transfer from Tube Bundles

WALL EFFECTS
Definition
For Rigid Spheres
For Non-Spherical Particles
For Drops and Bubbles

FALLING OBJECT RHEOMETRY
Falling Ball Method
Rolling Ball Method
Rotating Sphere Viscometer
Falling Cylinder Viscometer

*All Chapters contain Introduction, Summary and Nomenclature sections

References
Subject index
Author index

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Reviews

"Chhabra has again successfully drawn on his extensive experience and vast knowledge of the literature to offer the readers an excellent, expanded and fully updated review of some of the most important research dealing with this subject . . . well written and exceptionally useful reference book that anyone interested in particle non-Newtonian systems should have."

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

"The comprehensiveness of this volume is staggering, and in this respect the author has provided a compendium not even approximately matched elsewhere. Even in this age of instant retrieval, it is impressive that one person could be aware of the range of work described by Professor Chhabra."

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

PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION:
- Trans. I. Chemical Engineers (UK)

"…This book would be an excellent addition to the reading list in a typical graduate-level course on non-Newtonian fluid mechanics…."
- Chemical Engineering Science

"…a comprehensive critical evaluation of the voluminous literature…An excellent standard reference in the area."
-Journal Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics

"…well referenced and easy to read… an excellent source for engineers working within this field."
- Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering

"…a valuable and well written book… well recommended to those who are beginning a study of the issues that surround the complex flow of non-Newtonian fluids in particulate systems."
- AIChE Journal

"…an excellent reference book with extensive author and subject indices and which contains material that we all require and use from time-to-time but which is normally not available from a single source."
- Rheologica Acta