Jun 07, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EB 3620 - Transport Phenomena II

4 lecture hours 0 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
This course covers concepts, procedures and techniques related to solving heat and mass transfer problems with biological content, context, and parameters including applications to biomolecular engineering. Mammalian, plant, bacterial, industrial food and biological processing, and bioenvironmental (soil and water) systems are presented. Integral and differential transport equations are applied to the solution of heat and mass transfer problems. Mass transfer includes diffusion, capillarity, convection, and dispersion mechanisms with sources and sinks such as metabolic heat generation and oxygen consumption. Heat transfer includes conduction, convection and radiation processes including bio-heat transfer, thermoregulation, sterilization, drying, freezing and global warming. Application of heat and mass transfer problem solving skills for biological systems is the focus. (prereq: EB 3610 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
  • Display through foundation in the basic sciences and sufficient knowledge in the concepts and skills required to design, analyze and control, physical, chemical and biological processes in the field of biomolecular engineering
  • Gain a fundamental understanding of the modes of heat and mass transfer
  • Will gain the ability to use the governing equations and boundary conditions of heat transfer and understand their relevance in the biological world
  • Will gain a fundamental understanding of conductive and convection heat transfer and how it applies to biomolecular problems
  • Will develop a fundamental understanding of concepts such as thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity, convective and radiative heat transfer, diffusion, dispersion, and convective mass transfer etc. and their relevance to biomolecular engineering
  • Have the ability to identify problems, formulate solutions and solve using mass and heat transfer principles
  • Apply fundamental heat and mass transfer relationships to processes such as heat exchange, evaporation, condensation, boiling and drying operations in biological and biomolecular systems

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None 

Course Topics
  • Equilibrium, Energy Conservations, and Temperature
  • Modes of Heat Transfer
  • Governing Eqn and Boundary Conditions of Heat Transfer
  • Conduction of Heat Transfer: Stead State
  • Conduction Heat Transfer: Unsteady State
  • Convection Heat Transfer
  • Heat Transfer with Change of Phase
  • Radiative Heat Transfer
  • Equilibrium, Mass Conservation, and Kinetics
  • Modes of Mass Transfer
  • Governing Eqns and Boundary Conditions of Mass Transfer
  • Diffusion Mass Transfer: Steady State

Faisal Shaikh

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