CHE 304 – Transport Phenomena III / Sections 1
2006 – 2007 (Term 071)
Instructor
Name: Dr. Nadhir A. AlBaghli
Office: 16235
Tel.: 1476
Email: nabaghli@kfupm.edu.sa
Web Site : http://users.kfupm.edu.sa/CHE/nabaghli/
Office Hours: SUMTW 12.001.00
Catalog Description
This course covers fundamentals of mass transfer, differential equations of mass transfer, steadystate and unsteadystate molecular diffusion, convective mass transfer, interface mass transfer, mass transfer theories, mass transfer equipment, VLE and flash distillation.
CHE 204 Transport Phenomena I
CHE 300 Transport Phenomena II
Fundamentals of Momentum, Heat, and Mass Transfer, by J.R. Welty, C.E. Wicks, R.E. Wilson, 3rd Ed., John Wiley & Sons, New York (1984).
EquilibriumStaged Separations, by P.C.Wankat, PrenticeHall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1988.
Diffusional Mass Transfer, by A.H.P. Skelland, Robert E. Kriger Publishing Company, Inc. (1985).
Mass Transfer Operations, by R.E. Treybal, 3rd Ed., McGrawHill, New York (1981)
Develop student’s concepts of diffusion and convection mass transfer in chemical and biological systems.
Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the students will be able to:
Estimate values of molecular diffusion coefficients and predict effect of temperature and pressure on the molecular diffusion coefficient.
Write Ficks law for a given diffusion situation.
Develop the differential equations of mass transfer.
Estimate molar/mass flux and concentration profiles for steady state and unsteadystate molecular diffusion.
Use concept of boundary layer to calculate convective mass transfer coefficient on a flat plat.
Estimate convective mass transfer coefficients for a number of situations using empirical correlations.
Model situations involving convective mass transfer.
Use various vapor liquid equilibrium diagrams.
Perform flash calculations related to binary and multicomponent systems.
Topic 
Number of Lectures 
Chapter 
Fundamentals of Mass Transfer 
8 
24 (Welty et al.) 
Differential Equations of Mass Transfer 
3 
25 (Welty et al.) 
SteadyState Molecular Diffusion 
7 
26 (Welty et al.) 
UnsteadyState Molecular Diffusion 
5 
27 (Welty et al.) 
Convective Mass Transfer 
5 
28 (Welty et al.) 
Convective Mass Transfer Between Phases 
3 
29 (Welty et al.) 
Convective Mass Transfer Correlations 
5 
30 (Welty et al.) 
Introduction to Separation Processes 
1 
1 (Wankat) 
Thermodynamic Equilibrium Diagrams 
3 
2 (Wankat) 
Equilibrium Flash Distillation 
3 
3 (Wankat) 
Review 
2 

Class attendance and participation 5 %  
Homework and Computer assignments 5 %  
Quizzes 10 %  
Major Exam I 20 %  
Major Exam II 25 %  
Final Exam 35 % 