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Modeling of Microscale Transport in Biological Processes by Sid Becker

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Chapter 14

Modeling of Food Digestion

S. Marze1    Biopolymères Interactions Assemblages, INRA, Nantes, France1Chapter coordinator.

Abstract

Food digestion is a complex biological process requiring various interrelated physicochemical actions. Food is broken down in the digestive tube by enzymatic reactions, mechanical forces, and nutrients are transported by advection, diffusion… Limiting steps in such a complex system are difficult to identify and to quantify experimentally, making it necessary to develop models and simulations. In this chapter, historical macroscale modeling based on transport phenomena (mainly mass or momentum transfer) is presented. Then, microscale modeling where the food structural features are considered is introduced. ...

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