Mass Transfer Processes is the first one-volume text combining a modern introduction to modeling and computation of mass transfer processes with demonstrations of their application in designing reactors and separation systems. Its unique, integrated approach balances all the knowledge chemical engineering students will need to be effective, rather than merely paying lip service to some crucial topics. Palghat (P. A.) Ramachandran covers both analytical and numerical solutions to mass transfer problems, demonstrating numerical problem-solving with the software packages students are likely to adopt in their careers. He also offers thorough coverage of reactive systems, including heterogeneous systems -- another area often neglected in other texts. A solutions manual and PowerPoint decks are available for professors, and MATLAB code listings are available on the companion website.
P. A. Ramachandran is a professor at Washington University at St. Louis in the energy, environmental, and chemical engineering department. He holds bachelors and doctoral degrees in chemical engineering from the Bombay University Department of Chemical Technology. He has extensive teaching experience in transport phenomena, reaction engineering, and applied mathematics. His research interest is mainly in the application of transport phenomena principles to chemically reacting systems and development of continuum based models for multiphase reactor design. He is the author of Boundary Element Methods in Transport Phenomena and Advanced Transport Phenomena, and coauthor of Three-Phase Catalytic Reactors.