Sherwood Number

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Dimensionless Numbers

Sherwood Number is a dimensionless number, the ratio between convective mass transfer and diffusive mass transfer.

formula

\(Sh = \frac { K l}    {D} \)

Where:

\(Sh\) = Sherwood Number

\(K\) = mass transfer coefficient 

\(l\) = characteristic length

\(D\) = diffusion coefficient

Solve for:

\(K = \frac { Sh D}    {l} \)

\(l = \frac { Sh D}    {K} \)

\(D = \frac { K l}    {Sh} \)