Porous Media: Theory, Properties and Applications


Doris Wolfe (Editor)

Series: Materials Science and Technologies
BISAC: TEC021000

This book provides research on theories, properties and applications of porous media. Chapter One considers non-standard models of multi-component adsorption with applications to gas adsorption processes in coalbeds. Chapter Two discusses the influence of temperature dependent thermal conductivity on non-darcy flow and heat transfer in a vertical rectangular duct. Chapter Three investigates the effects of different modes of evaporation on the time-dependent wicking behavior of liquids into a porous strip. Chapter Four deals with the study of dispersion of a solute for porous medium in a vertical double-passage channel with first order chemical reaction. Chapter Five investigates the effect of partial slip viscous flow over a stretching sheet with suction/injection in a porous medium. In Chapter Six, the onset of nanofluid convection in a Walters B fluid-saturated horizontal porous layer is studied. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Hybrid Modeling and Analysis of Multicomponent Adsorption with Applications to Coalbed Methane
F.P. Medina and M. Peszynska (Oregon State University, Department of Mathematics, Corvallis, OR, USA, and others)

Chapter 2. Influence of Temperature Dependent Thermal Conductivity on Non-Darcy Flow and Heat Transfer in a Vertical Rectangular Duct
J. C. Umavathi (Department of Engineering, University of Sannio, Benevento, Italy)

Chapter 3. Evaporation Influences on Wicking in Thin Porous Strips
Eric M. Benner and Dimiter N. Petsev (Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Center for Micro-Engineered Materials, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA)

Chapter 4. Effect of First Order Chemical Reaction in a Vertical Double Passage Channel Saturated with Porous Medium
J. C. Umavathi, J. Prathap Kumar and U. S. Mahabaleshwar (Department of Engineering, University of Sannio, Benevento, Italy, and others)

Chapter 5. Effect of Partial Slip Viscous Flow Over a Stretching Sheet with Suction/Injection in a Porous Medium
U. S. Mahabaleshwar (Department of Mathematics, Government First Grade College for Women Hassan, India)

Chapter 6. Onset of Convection in a Porous Medium Layer Saturated with a Nanofluid using Walters B Fluid
J. C. Umavathi and A. Chan (Department of Engineering, University of Sannio, Benevento, Italy, and others)


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