Editors: Ricardo Dias, Rui Lima, Antonio A. Martins, Teresa M. Mata

Single and Two-Phase Flows on Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

eBook: US $49 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $287
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Library License: US $196
ISBN: 978-1-60805-504-3 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-295-0 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2012
DOI: 10.2174/97816080529501120101

Introduction

Single and two-phase flows are ubiquitous in most natural process and engineering systems. Examples of systems or process include, packed bed reactors, either single phase or multiphase, absorber and adsorber separation columns, filter beds, plate heat exchangers, flow of viscoelastic fluids in polymer systems, or the enhanced recovery of oil, among others.

In each case the flow plays a central role in determining the system or process behavior and performance. A better understanding of the underlying physical phenomena and the ability to describe the phenomena properly are both crucial to improving design, operation and control processes involving the flow of fluids, ensuring that they will be more efficient and cost effective. Expanding disciplines such as microfluidics and the simulation of complex flow physical systems, such as blood flow in physiological networks, also rely heavily on accurate predictions of fluid flow.

Recent advances either in computational and experimental techniques are improving the existing knowledge of single and multiphase flows in engineering and physical systems of interest. This ebook is a review on the state-of-the-art and recent advances in critical areas of fluid mechanics and transport phenomena with respect to chemical and biomedical engineering applications.

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Contributors

Editor(s):
Ricardo Dias
Bragança Polytechnic (ESTiG)
Portugal


Rui Lima
Bragança Polytechnic (ESTiG)
Portugal


Antonio A. Martins
University of Porto (FEUP)
Portugal


Teresa M. Mata
University of Porto (FEUP)
Portugal




Contributor(s):
Jacinto Sá
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
David Keir Building, Queen’s University Belfast
Stranmillis Road
Belfast
Northern Ireland, BT9 5AG
UK


Cristina-Elena Stere
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
David Keir Building, Queen’s University Belfast
Stranmillis Road
Belfast
Northern Ireland, BT9 5AG
UK


Alexandre Goguet
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
David Keir Building, Queen’s University Belfast
Stranmillis Road
Belfast
Northern Ireland, BT9 5AG
UK


Emilio Muñoz
Department of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering
University of Oviedo
C/Julián Clavería 8
Oviedo, 33006
Spain


David Lesser
Institut für Chemische Verfahrenstechnik
Technische Universität Clausthal
Leibnizstr. 17
Clausthal, 38678
Germany


Pablo Marín
Department of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering
University of Oviedo
C/Julián Clavería 8
Oviedo, 33006
Spain


Salvador Ordóñez
Department of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering
University of Oviedo
C/Julián Clavería 8
Oviedo, 33006
Spain


Fernando V. Díez
Department of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering
University of Oviedo
C/Julián Clavería 8
Oviedo, 33006
Spain


Alexandros N. Kalarakis
Institute of Chemical Engineering and High Temperature Chemical Processes
Foundation for Research and Technology
Hellas
Greece


Eugene D. Skouras
Institute of Chemical Engineering and High Temperature Chemical Processes
Foundation for Research and Technology
Hellas
Greece


Vasilis N. Burganos
Institute of Chemical Engineering and High Temperature Chemical Processes
Foundation for Research and Technology
Hellas
Greece


Ricardo J. Santos
Departamento de Engenharia Química
Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Engineering
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias
Porto, 4200-465
Portugal


Madalena M. Dias
Departamento de Engenharia Química
Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Engineering
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias
Porto, 4200-465
Portugal


José Carlos B. Lopes
Departamento de Engenharia Química
Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Engineering
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias
Porto, 4200-465
Portugal


Andrei Chorny
A.V. Luikov Heat and Mass Transfer Institute
15 P.Brovka Str
Minsk, 220072
Belarus


J.P. Pereira
LSRE-Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Engineering
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Portugal


A. Karpinska
LSRE-Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Engineering
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Portugal


P.J. Gomes
LSRE-Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Engineering
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Portugal


A.A. Martins
LSRE-Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Engineering
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Portugal


A. Guardo
Fluid Mechanics Department
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Av. Diagonal 647, ETSEIB
Barcelona, 08028
Spain


E. Ramírez
Chemical Engineering Department
Faculty of Chemistry, Universitat de Barcelona
Martí i Franquès 1
Barcelona, 08028
Spain


M.A. Larrayoz
Chemical Engineering Department
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Av. Diagonal 647, ETSEIB
Barcelona, 08028
Spain


F. Recasens
Chemical Engineering Department
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Av. Diagonal 647, ETSEIB
Barcelona, 08028
Spain


J.M.P.Q. Delgado
Departamento de Engenharia Civil
LFC-Laboratório de Física das Construções
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias
Porto, 4200-465
Portugal


Jovani L. Favero
PEQ/COPPE-Programa de Engenharia Química
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
CT
Rio de Janeiro
RJ
Brazil


Argimiro R. Secchi
PEQ/COPPE-Programa de Engenharia Química
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
CT
Rio de Janeiro
RJ
Brazil


Nilo S. M. Cardozo
Departamento de Engenharia Química
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Porto Alegre
RS
Brazil


Hrvoje Jasak
FSB/Wikki-Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
University of Zagreb
Croatia and Wikki Ltd
London
UK


António F. Miguel
Department of Physics and Geophysics Center CGE
University of Évora
Rua Romão Ramalho 59
Évora, 7000-671
Portugal


J. Vicente
Université de Provence
Laboratoire IUSTI CNRS UMR 6695
Technopole de Château-Gombert
Marseille
France


E. Brun
Mechanical Engineering Department
University of California
Santa Barbara
CA, 93106
United States


J.M. Hugo
Université de Provence
Laboratoire IUSTI CNRS UMR 6695
Technopole de Château-Gombert
Marseille
France


J.P. Bonnet
Université Aix-Marseille 3
Ecole Centrale, M2P2 UMR 6181
Technopôle de Chateau-Gombert
Marseille
France


F. Topin
Université de Provence
Laboratoire IUSTI CNRS UMR 6695
Technopole de Château-Gombert
Marseille
France


Aiouache Farid
Queen’s University Belfast
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Belfast
Northern Ireland, BT9 5AG



Nic An tSaoir Méabh
Queen’s University Belfast
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Belfast
Northern Ireland, BT9 5AG



Luis Abreu Fernandes Daniel
Department of Chemistry
University of Aveiro
Campus de Santiago
Aveiro, 3810-193
Portugal


Christophe Morel
CEA GRENOBLE, DEN/DER/SSTH/LDLD
17, Rue Des Martyrs
Grenoble, 38054
France


Valdemar Garcia
Instituto Politécnico de Bragança
Escola Superior de Tecnologia e de Gestão
Quinta de Santa Apolónia
Bragança, 5300-999
Portugal


João Sobrinho Teixeira
Instituto Politécnico de Bragança
Escola Superior Agrária
Quinta de Santa Apolónia
Bragança, 5301-857
Portugal


Stoyan Nedeltchev
Institute of Technical Chemistry
TU Braunschweig
Hans-Sommer-Strasse 10
Braunschweig, 38106
Germany


G.G. Kagramano
D.I. Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology of Russia
125047, Miusskaya Sq., 9
Moscow
Russia


V.A. Kolesnikov
D.I. Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology of Russia
125047, Miusskaya Sq., 9
Moscow
Russia


Tomohiro Fukui
Department of Mechanical and System Engineering
Kyoto Institute of Technology
Gosyokaido-cho, Matsugasaki, Sakyo-ku
Kyoto, 606-8585
Japan


Kim H. Parker
Department of Bioengineering
Physiolosical Flow Studies Group
Imperial College
London, SW7 2AZ
UK


Takami Yamaguchi
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering
Tohoku University, 6-6-01 Aoba-yama
Sendai, 980-8579
Japan


Panagiotes A. Voltairas
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Ioannina
Ioannina
GR, 451 10
Greece


D. I. Fotiadis
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Ioannina
Ioannina
GR, 451 10
Greece


A. Charalambopoulos
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Ioannina
Ioannina
GR, 451 10
Greece


L. K. Michalis
Department of Cardiology
Medical School and Michaelidion Cardiac Center
University of Ioannina
Ioannina
GR, 451 10
Greece


Yixiang Feng
Mechanical Engineering Research Laboratory
Hitachi Ltd
Hitachinaka
Ibaraki, 312-0034
Japan


Shigeo Wada
Department of Mechanical Science and Bioengineering
Graduate School of Engineering Science
Osaka University
Japan


Stéphanie Ferreira
Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão de Bragança
Campus de Santa Apolónia
Bragança, 5301-857
Portugal


Ricardo Dias
CEFT - Transport Phenomena Research Center
Faculty of Engineering
University of Porto (FEUP)
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n
Porto, 4200-465
Portugal


Carlos Balsa
Departamento de Matemática
Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão de Bragança
Campus de Santa Apolónia
Bragança, 5301-857
Portugal


Carla S. Fernandes
Departamento de Matemática
Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão de Bragança
Campus de Santa Apolónia
Bragança, 5301-857
Portugal


Rui Lima
CEFT - Transport Phenomena Research Center
Faculty of Engineering
University of Porto (FEUP)
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n
Porto, 4200-465
Portugal


T. Ishikawa
Department of Bioengineering & Robotics
Graduate. School of Engineering
Tohoku University, 6-6-01 Aoba
Sendai, 980-8579
Japan


Y. Imai
Department of Bioengineering & Robotics
Graduate. School of Engineering
Tohoku University, 6-6-01 Aoba
Sendai, 980-8579
Japan


Francesco Pennella
Department of Mechanics
Politecnico di Torino
24 Corso Duca degli Abruzzi
Turin, 10129
Italy


Francesco Mastrangelo
Department of Mechanics
Politecnico di Torino
24 Corso Duca degli Abruzzi
Turin, 10129
Italy


Diego Gallo
Department of Mechanics
Politecnico di Torino
24 Corso Duca degli Abruzzi
Turin, 10129
Italy


Diana Massai
Department of Mechanics
Politecnico di Torino
24 Corso Duca degli Abruzzi
Turin, 10129
Italy


Marco A. Deriu
Department of Mechanics
Politecnico di Torino
24 Corso Duca degli Abruzzi
Turin, 10129
Italy


Giuseppe Falvo D'Urso Labate
Department of Mechanics
Politecnico di Torino
24 Corso Duca degli Abruzzi
Turin, 10129
Italy


Cristina Bignardi
Department of Mechanics
Politecnico di Torino
24 Corso Duca degli Abruzzi
Turin, 10129
Italy


Franco Montevecchi
Department of Mechanics
Politecnico di Torino
24 Corso Duca degli Abruzzi
Turin, 10129
Italy


Umberto Morbiducci
Department of Mechanics
Politecnico di Torino
24 Corso Duca degli Abruzzi
Turin, 10129
Italy


Toshiro Ohashi
Faculty of Engineering
Hokkaido University, Kita 13
Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo
Hokkaido, 0608628
Japan


Masaaki Sato
Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering
Tohoku University
Aramaki Aza, Aoba, 6-6-01
Sendai, 980-8579
Japan


R.J. Joseyphus
Department of Physics
National Institute of Technology
Tiruchirappalli, 980-8579
India




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