Mass transfer between co-current fluid streams and boundary layer solutions

Owen E. Potter

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Approximate laminar boundary layer solutions for mass transfer across the plane interface between two co-current parallel fluid streams are derived in the form {A figure is presented} where p and q are not constants but are functions of U2/U1 and μ2ρ{variant}21ρ{variant}1. It is suggested that the boundary layer theory provides a more realistic physical picture than either the Lewis and Whitman stagnant film theory or the Higbie Penetration Theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-182
Number of pages13
JournalChemical Engineering Science
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1957
Externally publishedYes

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