Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1991, 56, 602-618

Certain problems with the application of stochastic diffusion processes for description of chemical engineering phenomena; Diffusion equations in curvilinear coordinates

Vladimír Kudrna

Department of Chemical Engineering, Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, 166 28 Prague 6


Parabolic partial differential equations used in chemical engineering for the description of mass transport and heat transfer and analogous relationship derived in stochastic processes theory are given. A standard transformation procedure is applied, allowing these relations to be generally written in curvilinear coordinates and particular expressions for cylindrical and spherical coordinates to be derived. The relation between the probability density for the position of a discernible particle and the concentration of a set of such particles is discussed.