The Maxwell-Stefan approach to mass transfer

Krishna, R. ; Wesselingh, J. A. (1997) The Maxwell-Stefan approach to mass transfer Chemical Engineering Science, 52 (6). pp. 861-911. ISSN 0009-2509

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The limitations of the Fick's law for describing diffusion are discussed. It is argued that the Maxwell-Stefan formulation provides the most general, and convenient, approach for describing mass transport which takes proper account of thermodynamic non-idealities and influence of external force fields. Furthermore, the Maxwell-Stefan approach can be extended to handle diffusion in macro- and microporous catalysts, adsorbents and membranes.

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Keywords:Multicomponent Diffusion; Porous Media; Membrane Separations; Fick's Law; Ionic Diffusion; Zeolities
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