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Basic Transport Phenomena in Biomedical Engineering, Fourth Edition

Ronald L. Fournier
Publication Date:
August 28, 2017
Content Details:
654 pages

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  • About the Book

    Book Summary

    This will be a substantial revision of a good selling text for upper division/first graduate courses in biomedical transport phenomena, offered in many departments of biomedical and chemical engineering. Each chapter will be updated accordingly, with new problems and examples incorporated where appropriate. A particular emphasis will be on new information related to tissue engineering and organ regeneration. A key new feature will be the inclusion of complete solutions within the body of the text, rather than in a separate solutions manual. Also, Matlab will be incorporated for the first time with this Fourth Edition.


      • Presents a basic understanding and the theories of transport in biological systems
      • Uses real-world applications in the development and design of artificial organs, drug delivery systems, and tissues
      • Contributes numerous examples throughout the text with a strong discussion of the numerical methods used
      • Updates each chapter with the latest research developments
      • Incorporates new problems and selected complete solutions where appropriate


      "This is an excellent undergraduate biotransport text that presents material in a logical, easily understandable fashion. The book does a great job of incorporating problem solving and dimensional analysis using topics that are relevant and timely. It is a pleasure to teach from this textbook."
      Christopher Brigham, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA

      "The text provides a comprehensive introduction to a complex topic which brings together a number of different scientific disciplines. In addition, the text provides the student with some worked examples to enhance understanding."
      Nicholas Hoenich, Newcastle University, UK

      "My course at Rutgers consistently has garnered very positive feedback from the students, and I am delighted that the book is being continually updated and aligned to suit the newer demands of our academic discipline."
      Prabhas Moghe, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA

  • Contents

    Introduction. A Review of Thermodynamic Concepts. Physical Properties of the Body Fluids and the Cell Membrane. The Physical and Flow Properties of Blood and Other Fluids. Mass Transfer Fundamentals. Mass Transfer in Heterogeneous Materials. Oxygen Transport in Biological Systems. Pharmacokinetic Analysis. Extracorporeal Devices. Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. Bioartificial Organs.