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Mass Transfer Processes: Modeling, Computations, and Design, First Edition by P. A. Ramachandran

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Chapter 23. Biomedical Applications

Learning Objectives

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 ...

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