Using the Diffusion’s Equation For Modeling the Anomalies in the Human Kidney: When Physics Engineering Faces Global Diseases at the Nano Level

Published in: Innovation in Education and Inclusion : Proceedings of the 16th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education and Technology
Date of Conference: July 18-20, 2018
Location of Conference: Lima, Perú
Authors: Huber Nieto-Chaupis (Universidad de Ciencias y Humanidades, PE)
Full Paper: #422


We use the well-known diffusion’s equation to model the anomaly of transport of giant proteins in the human kidney. We paid attention to the the dynamics of albumin. For this end we apply a physics model to estimate the dynamical flux of proteins. We assume that some parts of the kidney might be seen having a cylindric geometry fact that provides advantages in the sense of obtain solutions to the diffusion’s in closed-form. Finally we add to some extent an interpretation to the solutions in terms of electric charge density moving out of the last layers of the kidney in the zone of urine formation. Under the hypothesis that the albumin is negatively charged, then a prospective nanosensor is envisioned as a nano detector to anticipate future damage to the functionality of the kidney particularly in those type-2 patients.