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Film Penetration Model for Heat and Mass Transfer

Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
AIChE Journal (Impact Factor: 2.58). 03/1958; 4(1):97 - 101. DOI: 10.1002/aic.690040118
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    • "The original SR theory inspired a class of related models based on various heuristic depictions of the near-wall turbulent fluid flows. Some of the well-known variants of the SR theory include film-penetration models [Toor and Marchello, 1958; Brusset et al., 1973], periodic growth-breakdown models [Einstein and Li, 1958; Ruckenstein , 1958; Meek and Baer, 1970; Pinczewski and Sideman , 1974], random surface renewal models [Hanratty, 1956; Fortuin and Klijn, 1982; Fortuin et al., 1992], and surface rejuvenation models [Harriott, 1962; Bullin and Dukler, 1972; Thomas et al., 1975; Loughlin et al., 1985]. These eddy renewal models assume that the replacement of individual fluid elements near a surface may be represented as a stochastic process driven by a turbulent flow field away from the surface. "
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    • "To predict the mass transfer coefficient k l , many approaches have been developed to be more and more realistic toward capturing the interfacial mass transfer in last several decades (Kulkarni, 2007). Classical mass transfer models include the two-film model (Lewis and Whitman, 1924), penetration theory (Higbie, 1935), surface renewal model (Danckwerts, 1951), film penetration model (Toor and Marchello, 1958) and eddy cell model (Lamont and Scott, 1970). Some more complex models were also proposed in recent years, e.g., the surfacerenewal-stretch model (Jajuee et al., 2006), and model based on the vertical velocity gradient at the interface (Xu et al., 2006). "
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    • "In the past, various concepts of mass transfer between the gas and liquid phases were proposed. They are the two-film concept [1] [2] [3], the penetration concept [4] [5] [6], the film-penetration concept [7] [8], and unsteady two-film concept [9] [10]. In all of the above, the penetration concept was widely applied in practice to describe the mass transfer systems between the gas and liquid phases, but all the models developed in the past only concern the mass transfer rate at the interface and can not ascertain the concentration profiles in the main body of the fluids and the reactant conversion. "
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