The Mechanics of Inhaled Pharmaceutical Aerosols, Second Edition provides a concise but thorough exposition of the fundamental concepts in the field of pharmaceutical aerosols.
The field of inhaled pharmaceutical aerosols has grown rapidly since the original edition was published in 2001. The revised edition will allow researchers in the field to gain an up-to-date, thorough understanding of the field from first principles, allowing them to understand, design, develop and improve inhaled pharmaceutical aerosol devices and therapies.
The first four chapters provide an introduction to several fundamental topics. Chapters 5-7 consider mechanics and deposition specifically in the respiratory tract, while the last three chapters consider the mechanics associated with the three main existing types of pharmaceutical aerosol inhalation devices.
The text will be used extensively by academics in their research, as well as in courses taught on this topic at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of this book, it will also serve a wide audience that includes engineers and scientists involved with inhaled aerosol therapies.
- Provides a concise but thorough exposition of the fundamental concepts in the field of pharmaceutical aerosols
- Allows researchers in the field to gain an up-to-date, thorough understanding of the field from first principles
- Introduces the pharmaceutical aerosols field to the many engineers and scientists entering this area
2. Particle Size Distributions
3. Motion of a Single Aerosol Particle in a Fluid
4. Particle Size Changes Due to Evaporation or Condensation
5. Introduction to the Respiratory Tract
6. Fluid Dynamics in the Respiratory Tract
7. Particle Deposition in the Respiratory Tract
9. Dry Powder Inhalers
10. Metered Dose Propellant Inhalers
Warren H. Finlay is a professor at the University of Alberta, where he has taught since 1987. He is the recipient of the International Society for Aerosols inMedicine (ISAM) Young Investigator's Award, awarded in Switzerlandearly 2001 at the Biannual Congress of ISAM. This award isgiven every two years to an individual who has made significantcontributions to the field of aerosols in medicine and who is not older than 40 years. He has been a consultant for many pharmaceutical companies throughout Europe and North America. Dr. Finlay received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1987, his M.Sc from the University of Alberta in 1984, and his B.Sc. from the University of Alberta in 1983.