Transport Phenomena in Biomedical Engineering

Transport Phenomena in Biomedical Engineering: Principles and Practices

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  • Discusses conservation laws of continuum dynamics and types of control volumes
  • Covers biomimetic systems and biopmimcry
  • Examines the characterization of mass transfer processes in bioreactors as used in cell or tissue culture systems
  • Evaluates the role of reaction time variations


Design, analysis and simulation of tissue constructs is an integral part of the ever-evolving field of biomedical engineering. The study of reaction kinetics, particularly when coupled with complex physical phenomena such as the transport of heat, mass and momentum, is required to determine or predict performance of biologically-based systems whether for research or clinical implementation. Transport Phenomena in Biomedical Engineering: Principles and Practices explores the concepts of transport phenomena alongside chemical reaction kinetics and thermodynamics to introduce the field of reaction engineering as it applies to physiologic systems in health and disease. It emphasizes the role played by these fundamental physical processes.

The book first examines elementary concepts such as control volume selection and flow systems. It provides a comprehensive treatment with an overview of major research topics related to transport phenomena pertaining to biomedical engineering. Although each chapter is self-contained, they all bring forth and reinforce similar concepts through applications and discussions. With contributions from world-class experts, the book unmasks the fundamental phenomenological events in engineering devices and explores how to use them to meet the objectives of specific applications. It includes coverage of applications to drug delivery and cell- and tissue-based therapies.

Table of Contents

Biomimetic Systems: Concepts, Design, and Emulation, Robert J. Fisher
Transport/Reaction Processes in Biology and Medicine, E. N. Lightfoot
Microvascular Heat Transfer, James W. Baish
Fluid Dynamics for Bio Systems: Fundamentals and Model Analysis, Robert A. Peattie and Robert J. Fisher
Animal Surrogate Systems, Michael L. Shuler, Sarina G. Harris, Xinran Li, and Mandy B. Esch
Arterial Wall Mass Transport: The Possible Role of Blood Phase Resistance in the Localization of Arterial Disease, John M. Tarbell and Yuchen Qiu
Transport Phenomena and the Microenvironment, Robert J. Fisher and Robert A. Peattie
Transport and Drug Delivery through the Blood–Brain Barrier and Cerebrospinal Fluid, Bingmei M. Fu
Interstitial Transport in the Brain: Principles for Local Drug Delivery, W. Mark Saltzman
Surfactant Transport and Fluid–Structure Interactions during Pulmonary Airway Reopening, David Martin, Anne-Marie Jacob, and Donald P. Gaver III