Transport Phenomena

Transport Phenomena


The study of transport phenomena, an area of chemistry, physics and engineering, deals with the transfer of momentum, heat, and mass between observed and studied systems. Transport of momentum, heat, and mass has an important role in various chemical, technological and natural processes. Identifying the transport properties of physical and chemical processes is crucial for the optimization and scaling up of the processes especially in the chemical industries. In the Transport Phenomena research area, the transport properties in physical and chemical processes related to advanced materials processing, energy conversion and storage are studied. The main attention is given to understand the transport phenomena around solid-fluid interfaces.

Our expertise is in the determination of diffusion coefficients, mode of transport and activation energies of fluids, as they diffused into the porous structure of zeolites, lignites and templated porous carbons. We also study the diffusion of aqueous adsorbates on the surface and through the pores of adsorbents.

Research Conducted

  • Fast deposition of porous iron oxide on activated carbon by microwave heating and arsenic (V) removal from water.
  • Synthesis and characterization of anatase nanoadsorbent and application in removal of lead, copper and arsenic from water.
  • Kinetic modeling of arsenic removal from water by ferric ion loaded red mud.
  • Diffusion of solvents in coals: Measurement of diffusion coefficients of pyridine in Turkish lignites.
  • Diffusion of volatile organic chemicals in porous media: alcohol/templated porous carbon systems.
  • Microwave assisted synthesis of MCM- 41 and diffusion of organic solvents in porous media.
  • Diffusion of volatile organic materials in natural zeolites.