States Academic Press
Physics - Thermodynamics
Heat transfer refers to a field of thermal engineering that deals with the generation, use, conversion and exchange of heat (thermal energy) among physical systems. It is achieved through several mechanisms including thermal radiation, thermal conduction, thermal convection, and transfer of energy through phase changes. Mass transfer refers to the net transfer of mass from one location to another. It is achieved through a variety of processes such as evaporation, precipitation, absorption, distillation, drying and membrane filtration. The heat and mass transfer processes are the foundation of energy research applicable to boilers, gas turbines, fuel cells and solar power. Power and fluid machinery, multiphase flow, thermodynamics, and combustion are the main processes involved in the heat and mass transfer process. This book explores all the important aspects of heat and mass transfer in energy systems. It consists of contributions made by international experts. This book will serve as a reference to a broad spectrum of readers.