Sherwood Number


The Sherwood number (Sh) (also called the mass transfer Nusselt number) is a dimensionless number used in mass-transfer operation. It represents the ratio of convective to diffusive mass transport, and is named in honor of Thomas Kilgore Sherwood.

Related formulas


ShSherwood number (dimensionless)
Kmass transfer coefficient (m/s)
Lcharacteristic length (m)
Dmass diffusivity (m2/s)