A twofold refinement of the basic mathematical model for describing a coupled heat and mass transfer taking place in porous media is presented. The common application of irreversible thermodynamics and fluctuation theory of phase transitions is proposed for calculating the moisture level and temperature. Instead of parabolic partial differential equations, hyperbolic type partial differential equations are used. The relaxation time constants, whose percolation state-dependence is also taken into account, are incorporated into this formalism. Some possible new research domains in mathematical and statistical physics are also indicated.
- Coupled heat and mass transfer
- Porous media
- Wave approach
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry