After completing this chapter, you will be able to:
Explain the role of mass transfer in biomedical systems.
State and use the Hill equation for oxygen-hemoglobin equilibrium.
Model oxygen transport in lungs and calculate the oxygen profile in an alveolar capillary.
Understand the Krogh model for oxygen transport in tissues and identify the oxygen starved region.
Develop pharmacokinetic models to predict drug metabolism.
Set up and solve a mesoscopic model for a dialysis system and link it to model a patient-hemodialyzer system.
Mass transfer principles find important applications in biomedical engineering. For a biomedical engineer a mechanistic understanding of processes such as oxygen ...