1st Edition

Mass Transfer Driven Evaporation From Capillary Porous Media

Edited By Rui Wu, Marc Prat Copyright 2023
    212 Pages 124 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.




    Editor Biography

    List of Contributors

    Chapter 1 Slow evaporation in a capillary porous medium: a State of the Art

    Marc Prat

    1.1 Introduction

    1.2 Slow drying of capillary porous media

    1.3 Microfluidic experiments

    1.4 Modelling

    1.5 Discussion

    1.6 Summary


    Chapter 2 Evaporation from straight capillary tubes

    Rui Wu, Evangelos Tsotsas

    2.1 Introduction

    2.2 Evaporation of a straight tube of circular cross section

    2.3 Evaporation of a straight tube of square cross section

    2.4 Summary


    Chapter 3 Pore scale experiments on evaporation of porous media

    Rui Wu

    3.1 Introduction

    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

    3.5 Summary


    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

    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 Lattice Boltzmann Method: Evaporation in Porous Media

    4.3 Results and Discussion

    4.4 Conclusion


    Chapter 5 Pore network models for evaporation in porous media

    Rui Wu

    Chapter 6 Continuum models

    Marc Prat

    Chapter 7 A continuum approach to the drying of small pore networks

    Xiang Lu, Evangelos Tsotsas, Abdolreza Kharaghani





    Rui Wu is an Associate Professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He serves as the deputy director of Institute of Thermophysics Engineering. He earned his PhD degree from Chongqing University in 2012. In 2013, he became an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow. He worked in the Chair of Thermal Process at Otto-von-Guericke University from 2014 to 2015. His research interests include two-phase transport in porous media and interfacial phenomena.

    Marc Prat is CNRS Senior scientist at the Fluid Mechanics Institut in Toulouse, France. He is Associate Editor to the Journal of Porous Media, author or co-author of more than 150 articles in scientific archival journals. He has been the supervisor or co-supervisor of more than 50 PhD students and P.I. in many projects funded by various industrial partners, national or international agencies. His main research interest is the study of transport phenomena in porous media in relation with engineering applications, with a special interest on the situations involving phase change phenomena.