Mass Transfer–Driven Evaporation from Capillary Porous Media offers a comprehensive review of mass transfer–driven drying processes in capillary porous media, including pore-scale and macro-scale experiments and models. It covers kinetics of drying of a single pore, pore-scale experiments and models, macro-scale experiments and models, and understanding of the continuum model from pore-scale studies. The book:
- Explains the detailed transport processes in porous media during drying.
- Introduces cutting-edge visualization experiments of drying in porous media.
- Describes the pore network models of drying in porous media.
- Discusses the continuum models of drying in porous media based on pore-scale studies.
- Points out future research opportunities.
Aimed at researchers, students and practicing engineers, this work provides vital fundamental and applied information to those working in drying technology, food processes, applied energy, and mechanical and chemical engineering.
List of Contributors
Chapter 1 Slow evaporation in a capillary porous medium: a State of the Art
1.2 Slow drying of capillary porous media
1.3 Microfluidic experiments
Chapter 2 Evaporation from straight capillary tubes
Rui Wu, Evangelos Tsotsas
2.2 Evaporation of a straight tube of circular cross section
2.3 Evaporation of a straight tube of square cross section
Chapter 3 Pore scale experiments on evaporation of porous media
3.2 Evaporation in the PDMS based microfluidic pore network without corner liquid films
3.3 Evaporation in the silicon-glass based microfluidic pore network with corner liquid films
3.4 Capillary instability during evaporation in the silicon-glass based microfluidic pore network
Chapter 4 A mesoscopic approach for evaporation in capillary porous media: Shan Chen Lattice Boltzmann Method
Debashis Panda, Shubhani Paliwal, Githin Tom Zachariah, Supriya Bhaskaran, Evangelos Tsotsas, Abdolreza Kharaghani, Vikranth Kumar Surasani
4.2 Lattice Boltzmann Method: Evaporation in Porous Media
4.3 Results and Discussion
Chapter 5 Pore network models for evaporation in porous media
Chapter 6 Continuum models
Chapter 7 A continuum approach to the drying of small pore networks
Xiang Lu, Evangelos Tsotsas, Abdolreza Kharaghani