logo Insalogo Insa

Mass transfer


Fundamental laws of mass transfer phenomena : conduction, convection. Steady state and transient state. Mass balance. Transfer in several phases. Reaction and transfer. Application to biotechnologies (oxygen transfer). Heterogeneous catalysis. Optimal design methodology and experimental strategy. Experimental designs. Factorial designs. Response surface. Optimal responses determination. Study of mixtures.




Lectures, tutorials with exercises (application to bioprocess) and lab works


At the end of this module, the student will have understood and be able to explain (main concepts):


To understand mass transfer phenomena (diffusion, convection).


The student will be able to:


-       read, interpret, propose an installation flowsheet

-       to write global balances on a process in order to calculate matter and energy flows

-       identify of information fluxes

-       make an critical analysis of a process

-       be able to design an optimal set of experiments

Needed prerequisite

Thermodynamics of solutions / Differential and partial derivative operations

Form of assessment

The evaluation of outcome prior learning is made as a continuous training during the semester. According ot the teaching, the assessment will be different: as a written exam, an oral exam, a record, a written report, peers review...