CBEMS 125C Mass Transfer (2012-2013)

CBEMS 125C Mass Transfer

(Required for ChE.)
Catalog Data:

CBEMS 125C Mass Transfer (Credit Units: 3) Molecular and continuum approaches to diffusion and convection in fluids and multi-component mixtures; mass transfer rates; steady state, quasi-steady state and transient mass transfer; effect of reactions on mass transfer; convective mass transfer coefficients; simultaneous mass, heat and momentum transfer; applications to chemical and related industries. Prerequisite: CBEMS125B . Only one course from CBEMS 125C, BME 150 may be taken for credit. (Design units: 1)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0470128688.

Recommended Textbook:

Middleman, S., An Introduction to Mass and Heat Transfer: Principles of Analysis and Design, John Wiley & Sons, 1997

Stanley B. Grant
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: EAC a, EAC c, EAC e, EAC j, EAC k.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Understand the principles of diffusive mass transfer. (EAC a, EAC e)

2. Understand the principles of convective mass transfer. (EAC a, EAC e)

3. Analyze mass transfer with chemical reactions. (EAC a, EAC e)

4. Design and analyze a mass transfer system. (EAC c, EAC e, EAC j, EAC k)

Prerequisites by Topic

Chemical engineering calculations, Mass and energy balances, Momentum transfer, Heat Transfer, Differential equations, Computer literacy and basic skills (Fortran, MATLAB, C++, Basic, etc).

Lecture Topics:
  • Diffusivity and mass transport mechanisms
  • Steady state diffusion
  • Transient diffusion
  • Concentration distributions
  • Diffusion with chemical reactions
  • Forced convection mass transfer
  • Mass transfer coefficients
  • Interphase transport
  • Mass transfer in multi-component mixtures
  • Analogies between heat, mass, and momentum transfer
  • Simultaneous heat and mass transfer
  • Design and analysis of a mass transfer system
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Computer literacy and basic skills (Fortran, MATLAB, C++, Basic, etc) are required.

Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component

Contributes toward the Chemical Engineering Topics Courses and Major Design experience.

Design Content Description

Two lectures and a computer project. Lectures on design and analysis of gas absorber.

Lectures: 100%
Laboratory Portion: 0%
Grading Criteria:
  • Three Class Projects: 60%
  • Midterm Exam: 20%
  • Final Exam: 20%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 3.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 2.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 1.0 credit units

May 22, 2013
Senate Approved:
December 18, 2007
Approved Effective:
2008 Fall Qtr