Asymmetric, coupled transport of heat and mass in a duct

T. S. Chen, Ephraim M Sparrow

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Mutually dependent heat and mass transfer for laminar gas flow in a parallel‐plate channel is investigated analytically. Sublimation occurs at one of the channel walls, while the other wall is nonsubliming. Both walls are thermally insulated from the external environment. The analysis of the problem requires simultaneous treatment of the energy and mass diffusion equations, with coupling provided by the boundary conditions. Mathematical expressions are derived and numerical results are presented for various quantities that characterize the heat and mass transfer processes. Comparisons are made with the case of symmetric transfer (i.e., both walls actively participating). In general, unsymmetric transfer is found to slow down the axial development of the temperature and mass fraction fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-125
Number of pages8
JournalThe Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1969


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