This book is unique as the first effort to expound on the subject of systematic scaling analysis. Not written for a specific discipline, the book targets any reader interested in transport phenomena and reaction processes. The book is logically divided into chapters on the use of systematic scaling analysis in fluid dynamics, heat transfer, mass transfer, and reaction processes. An integrating chapter is included that considers more complex problems involving combined transport phenomena. Each chapter includes several problems that are explained in considerable detail. These are followed by several worked examples for which the general outline for the scaling is given. Each chapter also includes many practice problems. This book is based on recognizing the value of systematic scaling analysis as a pedagogical method for teaching transport and reaction processes and as a research tool for developing and solving models and in designing experiments. Thus, the book can serve as both a textbook and a reference book.
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Author Biography - William B. Krantz
William B. Krantz, PhD, PE, is the Isaac M. Meyer Chair Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the National University of Singapore, Rieveschl Ohio Eminent Scholar and Professor Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati, and President's Teaching Scholar and Professor Emeritus at the University of Colorado. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the American Society for Engineering Education. He has been the recipient of a Guggenheim and three Fulbright-Hayes fellowships. Dr. Krantz is the editor of three research monographs, the author of over 200 technical papers, and the coinventor on five patents.