In this book, a new approach to the theory and practice of two-phase systems based on a global invariant - entropy, - and other invariants is formulated and experimentally confirmed.
- Offers a novel approach to the study of the two-phase flows systems based on statistical mechanics and probability theory
- Provides the tools for computing and modelling two-phase systems, predicts mass transfer and enables system optimization
- Provides a plethora of examples in among others, separation processes, dust production, pneumatic transport, and boiling bed
Chapter I. Modern conceptions of thermodynamic entropy Chapter II. Invariants for continuous flows Chapter III. Modern notions of two-phase flows. Chapter IV. Empirical invariants for two-phase flows Chapter V. Entropy of mixture composition Chapter VI. Two-phase flow as a statistical system Chapter VII. Main statistical parameters of a two-phase flow Chapter VIII. Substantiation of statistical parameters of mass transfer in two-phase flows Chapter IX. Specific properties of entropy of two-phase flows Chapter X. Invariants for separation curves Chapter XI. Basic physics of cascade separation Chapter XII. Application of the obtained results
The author, Dr. Eugene Barsky, has been engaged in this subject for 18 years, since 1993. His M.Sc. thesis completed in 1998 was devoted to the development of models of cascade separation of solid materials in flows. His PhD thesis completed in 2001 was devoted to the development of entropy criterion of separation processes optimization. Among dozens of criteria applied, the entropy criterion has proved to be the most unbiased one. Since that time, the author has been developing these topics in depth. He created a number of industrial cascade apparatuses for powders separation and dust collection, wrote about 20 articles, published two books, participated in many scientific congresses and conferences. The material accumulated during 6 recent years is presented in the proposed book.