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Mass transfer coefficient

Summary
In engineering, the mass transfer coefficient is a diffusion rate constant that relates the mass transfer rate, mass transfer area, and concentration change as driving force: k_c = \frac{\dot{n}_A}{A \Delta c_A} Where: *k_c is the mass transfer coefficient [mol/(s·m2)/(mol/m3)], or m/s *\dot{n}_A is the mass transfer rate [mol/s] *A is the effective mass transfer area [m2] *\Delta c_A is the driving force concentration difference [mol/m3]. This can be used to quantify the mass transfer between phases, immiscible and partially miscible fluid mixtures (or between a fluid and a porous solid). Quantifying mass transfer allows for design and manufacture of separation process equipment that can meet specified requirements, estimate what will happen in real life situations (chemical spill), etc. Mass transfer coefficients can be estimated from many different theoretical equations, correlations, and analogies that are
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