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Sherwood Number Calculator

Sherwood Number is termed as a dimensionless number which is used in the study of mass- transfer operation. The Sherwood Number represents the ratio of convective to diffusive mass transport.

Sherwood Number Calculator

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    Formula

    Sherwood Number :
    Sh = kl/D

    Mass Transfer Coefficient :
    k = ShD/L

    Characteristic Length :
    L = ShD/k

    Diffusion Coefficient :
    D = kl/Sh

    Where,
    Sh = Sherwood Number,
    k = Mass Transfer Coefficient,
    L = Characteristic Length,
    D = Diffusion Coefficient.

    The Sherwood Numbers is defined as a relationship between a mass transfer coefficient and a characteristic length, such as pipe diameter and a coefficient of diffusion. Sherwood Number is named in the honor of Thomas Kilgore Sherwood.

    Example:
    Calculate the Sherwood Number for the given details.
    Mass Transfer Coefficient (k) = 5 m/s
    Characteristic Length (L) = 15 m
    Diffusion Coefficient (D) = 10 m2/s

    Solution:
    Apply Formula:
    Sh = kl/D
    Sh = 5*15/10
    Sh = 7.5
    Sherwood Number (Sh) = 7.5