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Old   April 3, 2001, 15:53
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Does anybody know how to model the seperation of blood into erythrocite and serum in a centrifuge or where I can get information about this?
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Old   April 3, 2001, 20:45
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I'm curious, how large are blood cells?

Also what exactly is erythrocite and serum in layman's terms..

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Old   April 4, 2001, 02:58
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Blood consists of about 50-weight% erytrocite ...particles which are about 5 - 10 microns big, the other 50-weigth% are serum or water with a particle diameter very much smaller than that of erythrocite. The densities are almost the same, something like 1.02g/cm^3 for serum mixed with water and 1.09 g/cm^3 for erythrocite.

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Old   April 9, 2001, 03:13
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all I heared about blood flows is that friction is not proportianal grad(v). I heared that from someone who had conducted experiments many years ago. Hope that helps.

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