Analogy between heat and mass transfer is proposed for the constant-rate period during non-convective drying process. The analogy is applied to predict a temperature-dependent heat-transfer coefficient from a temperature-dependent mass-transfer coefficient also presented for the constant-rate period during non-convective drying of water-based alumina suspension for tape casting. Predicted values of the temperature-dependent heat and mass transfer coefficients are compared with experimental data and good agreement is obtained.
Y.T. Puyate , 2008. Analogy Between Heat and Mass Transfer for Constant-Rate Period During Non-Convective Drying: Application to Water-Based Alumina Suspension for Tape Casting. Journal of Applied Sciences, 8: 1511-1518.