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Surface Tension and Viscosity of Blood

Version 1 : Received: 3 July 2019 / Approved: 5 July 2019 / Online: 5 July 2019 (05:08:09 CEST)

How to cite: Wesołowski, A.; Młynarczak, A. Surface Tension and Viscosity of Blood. Preprints 2019, 2019070090 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201907.0090.v1). Wesołowski, A.; Młynarczak, A. Surface Tension and Viscosity of Blood. Preprints 2019, 2019070090 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201907.0090.v1).

Abstract

Blood has certain significant physical properties, which the authors investigated. This paper provides values of surface tension and viscosity of blood at 37 °C, as well as relationship between them plotted on a cross-plot. By applying Hagen- Poiseuille equation and Jurin's law to the experimentally obtained data, the authors calculated with great accuracy viscosity and surface tension of blood. Evaluating both of the properties using described methods required from the authors to know the density of investigated liquid, which was found to be on average $\rho=1063,56 \frac{kg}{m^3}$. The authors took blood samples from 30 healthy subjects and determined aforementioned physical properties. There has been made a distinction in regard of a sex of the blood donor. Results indicate that both surface tension and viscosity are independent from sex of a subject, as well as indicate that there is no correlation between viscosity and surface tension of blood at 37\degree C. Average values of surface tension and viscosity were found to be $\sigma=5,241\pm 0,262 \cdot 10^{-2}\frac{J}{m^2}$ and $\eta=3,352\pm0,360 \cdot 10^{-3} Pa \cdot s$, respectively.

Subject Areas

surface tension; viscosity; blood

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