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James D Bryers
BIOEN 550
Seattle Campus

Mass Transport and Exchange in Biological Systems

Review of basic mechanisms of transport; transport through vascular system and blood-tissue exchange processes in organs; integrated system analysis of closed systems and applications to physiological regulation, medical imaging, and pharmacokinetics. Prerequisite: calculus, introduction to differential equations; cardiovascular physiology; E E network analysis or systems analysis, chemical engineering transport.

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Purpose of course is to introduce advanced principles of combined momentum, energy, & mass transport within homogeneous and heterogeneous reaction systems as applied to chemical, biological and environmental processes. Will also introduce principles and significance of chemical & biochemical reaction kinetics, methods of evaluating kinetic parameters from reaction rate data, and to predict the performance of different types of biological & biochemical processes based on given kinetic equations for both homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions.

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Last Update by James D Bryers
Date: 12/13/2005