Prof.K Ganapathy Ayappa & Prof.Narendra M Dixit

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Department: BioSystems Science and Engineering

Semester: August - December, 2017

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Brief description of the course

Thermodynamics: Foundations of Classical Thermodynamics, Heat and Work, First and Second Laws, Phase Rule and Phase Equilibria, Thermodynamics of Adsorption and Binding, Chemical Reactions, Applications in Biology.

Transport: Importance of Transport Processes in Biology, Fluid Statics and Kinematics, Shell Momentum Balances, Navier-Stokes Equation, Diffusion and Ficks Law, Stokes-Einstein Relationship, Convective Transport, Reaction-Diffusion Systems, Transport across Membranes, Energy Balances.



Course outcomes

An appreciation of the role of thermodynamics and transport processes in biological systems; familiarity with the use of basic ideas from classical thermodynamics and transport processes to quantify and analyze relevant processes in biological systems.

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  1. Introduction to Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, J. M. Smith, H. C. Van Ness and M. M. Abbott, Mc Graw-Hill, 2005.
  2. Biological Thermodynamics, D. T. Haynie, Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  3. Transport Phenomena, R. B. Bird, W. E. Stewart, E. N. Lightfoot, Wiley India, 2006
  4. Transport Processes in Biological Systems, G. A. Truskey, F. Yuan and D. F. Katz, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2010