Heat and Mass Transfer in Drying of Porous Media offers a comprehensive review of heat and mass transfer phenomena and mechanisms in drying of porous materials. It covers pore-scale and macro-scale models, includes various drying technologies, and discusses the drying dynamics of fibrous porous material, colloidal porous media and size-distributed particle system.
Providing guidelines for mathematical modeling and design as well as optimization of drying of porous material, this reference offers useful information for researchers and students as well as engineers in drying technology, food processes, applied energy, mechanical, and chemical engineering.
Table of Contents
1. Heat and Mass Transfer Phenomenon in Porous Media - Application to Drying. 2. Diffusivity in Drying of Porous Media. 3. Multiscale Modeling of Porous Media. 4. Heat and Mass Transfer of Intensification Drying Technologies: Current Status and Future Trends. 5. Thermal Drying with Intermittent and Pulsating Impinging Jet. 6. Wicking and Drying Dynamics in Fibrous Porous Materials. 7. Capillary Valve Effect on Drying of Porous Media. 8. Taylor-series Expansion Method of Moments for Size-distributed Micro- and Nanoparticle systems under Drying Condition.
Peng Xu is a professor at China Jiliang University, China. He serves as the head of the Applied Physics Department. He earned his PhD from Huazhong University of Science and Technology and National University of Singapore under the supervision of Professor Boming Yu and Arun S. Mujumdar in 2009. He was also visiting professor of the Department of Mining and Materials Engineering at McGill University from June to December in 2015. Research interests include heat and mass transfer in porous media, multiscale and multiphysics modeling and fractal geometry and its applications in engineering. He serves on the editorial board for Fractals (World Scientific). Prof. Xu has published two books and more than 60 journal papers.
Agus P. Sasmito is assistant professor at the Department of Mining and Materials Engineering at McGill University, Canada. He received his PhD from the Mechanical Engineering Department at the National University of Singapore. Prof. Sasmito serves as an assistant editor for Drying Technology, editorial member for CIM Journal, pro-fessional member for SME, CIM and TPR. He is the team leader of Mine Multiphysics, and current research interests include mine ventilation, energy systems (conventional and renewable/alternative power sources), artificial ground freezing, slurry transport, minerals processing, materials handling, industrial transport processes and thermal fluid sciences and engineering. Publications include 70 journal papers, 64 conference papers, three books, seven book chapters and three technical reports.
Arun S. Mujumdar is adjunct professor at McGill University and Western University, Canada. He earned his BChemEng with distinction from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India, and his MEng and PhD from McGill University. He was professor of Chemical Engineering at McGill University and professor of Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore. He is the founder/program chairman of the International Drying Symposium (IDS) series. His research has been featured in over 500 refereed publications. He has authored two books and edited over 60 books including the acclaimed Handbook of Industrial Drying. He is the editor-in-chief of Drying Technology—An International Journal. He is the recipient of numerous international awards including Doctor Honoris Causa from Lodz Technical University, Poland, and the University of Lyon 1, France. In 2014, he received the prestigious National Award for International Cooperation in Science and Technology as well as the esteemed Friendship Award from the Government of China.