155:304                 MASS & HEAT TRANSPORT                          Spring 2007


Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering          Rutgers U.


Course Instructor:  Professor Prabhas Moghe

Instructor Office Hours: C230 Engineering, Th: 3 PM-4 PM

Instructor Contact: moghe@rutgers.edu


Teaching Assistant:  Lulu Li   Email Address: lilulu@eden.rutgers.edu

TA Office Hours and Location:  T: 3-4 PM; W: 1-2 PM, C254 Engineering


Course Website:  www.rci.rutgers.edu/~moghe/304.html


Course Description:

Energy and mass transfer in chemical engineering processes, with computer

applications. Steady-state and unsteady-state heat conduction and molecular diffusion. Energy and mass transfer in fluids undergoing flow, phase change and/or chemical reaction. Radiant heat transfer, Heat exchangers and mass transfer equipment.


Course Objectives:

Students will achieve the educational objectives that include: (1) an ability to apply

knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering; (2) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data; (3) an ability to function in multi-disciplinary teams; (4) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems; (5) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility; and (6) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


Evaluation of Meeting ABET Criteria:

Relevant ABET Outcomes and Assessment:

(What we are expecting our juniors to achieve professionally)

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

                 -- Early term &  end term assessment quizzes will be evaluated to quantify progress

(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs

--Homework problems related to design of separation and heat exchanger devices

(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

        --One research paper will be assigned for a take-home assignment to review how engineering problems can be identified, constructed, and solved in an applications-centric context.

(g) an ability to communicate effectively

        --Bonus points are accorded to the most students that communicate effectively during class.  Entire class is drawn into interactive discussions.



Required Book:  Introduction to Mass and Heat Transfer, Principles of Analysis and Design, by Stanley Middleman
Lecture Schedule
: Tuesdays, Thursdays, 1:40 PM- 3:00 PM, Wright Labs Auditorium



Jan 16, T

Introduction to Diffusion, Fick's Law, Convection


Jan 18, Th

Examples of Diffusive Transport


Jan 23, T

Generalized Mass Balances


Jan 25, Th

Quiz 1  (Assessment only); Diffusion examples, contd.


Jan 30, T

Examples of Steady State and Pseudo Steady State Transport


Feb 1, Th

Diffusion in Non-rectilinear Coordinates


Feb 6, T

Diffusion and Convection; Diffusion & Homogenous Reactions


Feb 8, Th

Diffusion and Reactions, continued


Feb 13, T

Quiz 2; Diffusion and Higher Order Reactions


Feb 15, Th

Diffusion and Heterogeneous Reactions; Non-rectilinear coordinates


Feb 20, T

Unsteady State Diffusion; Diffusion into semi-infinite media


Feb 22, Th

Unsteady state diffusion, continued


Feb 27, T

Unsteady state diffusion with convection


Mar 1, Th

Examples;  Assignment of Research Paper


Mar 6, T

Midterm Review


Mar 8, Th

Midterm Test


Mar 13, T

Spring Break


Mar 15, Th

Spring Break


Mar 20, T

Diffusion with Laminar Convection; Mass Transfer Coefficients


Mar 22, Th

Convective Mass Transfer Coefficients, continued;  Film and Boundary Layer Theories


Mar 27, T

Mass Transfer in Convective Environments, Continued


Mar 29, Th

Mass Transfer in Separations -- Design


Apr 3, T

Quiz 3  Introduction to Heat Transfer by Conduction


Apr 5, Th

Heat Conduction Problems;  Transient Heat Conduction


Apr 10, T

Convective Heat Transport


Apr 12, Th

Design of Heat Exchangers


Apr 17, T

Quiz 4; Design of Heat Exchangers, continued


Apr 19, Th

Design of Heat Exchangers, continued.


Apr 24, T

Supplementary Topics


Apr 26, Th

End term Review


May 1, T

Reading Days, No lecture


May 8, T

FINAL EXAM 8AM - 11 AM, WL Auditorium


Grading Structure: 

50% Mid-term and End-term Exams; 25% Quizzes; 15% Homework Solutions; 10% Research Paper and Class Participation