FLUID MECHANICS, HEAT TRANSFER, AND MASS TRANSFER
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The book is intended for use by students at undergraduate and
graduate levels, faculty in Chemical Engineering Depart-
ments across the world, working and consulting engineers
in areas such as petroleum refineries, petrochemical, gas
processing and fertilizer plants, design organizations, food
and pharmaceutical processing, environmental engineering,
and the like. The book is also useful to mechanical engi-
neering students and faculty.
The book is written with emphasis on practice with brief
theoretical concepts in the form of Questions and Answers,
bridging the two areas of theory and practice with respect to
the core areas of chemical engineering.
The author considers that the question–answer approach
adopted stimulates interest in the subject matter and focuses
attention to specific topics in a better and concise manner
than running matter given in normal text and reference books.
The approach was used by the author in the classroom for
several years, spanning a period of over four decades.
Feedback from faculty, students, alumni, and practicing
engineers in several institutions/organizations appreciated
this approach when the author used this approach during
continuing education and training courses, besides classroom
instruction. This prompted the author to embark upon writing
The book is an attempt to bridge the gap between theory
and practice in a balanced manner, so that it will be easy for
students and academics to get a grasp of practice and industry
personnel to understand theoretical concepts necessary to
appreciate the genesis involved in practice.
At the teaching level, the book is suitable for different
courses involving fluid mechanics, heat transfer, mass
transfer, and membrane technology as well as design
courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The
author considers it to be useful in design project work by
students and others. It can be used as a textbook and/or a
In the market, there is no such book in these areas linking
theory with broad practical aspects and to this effect it is
original in nature with almost no competitors on the subject.
It avoids referring to several text and reference books, to get
information on specific topics/content.
The vast literature available in the form of articles in
chemical engineering magazines, monographs, and manu-
facturers literature has been used in its preparation along with
the active interaction of the author with practicing world over
a period spanning nearly five decades.
To summarize, features include emphasis on practical
aspects in the learning process for students and faculty and
ease and convenienceinthe use ofthetheoretical and practical
aspects ofthe subjectinthe practice of professional engineers.
Question–answer approach focuses on individual topics in
a more effective way than the normally used running matter
in textbooks. Adds to learning process, creating better in-
terest among students, faculty, and others for whom time
factor is important.
Involves the core areas of chemical engineering and
fulfills the need for a single source, avoiding the requirement
of using several books, articles, and other sources for the
topics covered in the book.
The core areas of fluid mechanics, heat transfer, mass
transfer, and membrane processes are covered in the book in a
balanced way, avoiding making the book bulky and unwieldy
in its use.
Most parts of the book are easily understandable by those
who are not experts in the field. For example, it covers types
on pumps, valves, process equipment, membranes, and areas
of their use, their merits, and drawbacks and selection in a