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Table 2 Lobule regular lattice flow parameters

From: A physiologically-based flow network model for hepatic drug elimination I: regular lattice lobule model

Parameter Characteristic (SI) unit STARS unit
Sinusoid Grid Cell Size 6 μm 0.0006 cm
Sinusoid Porosity: ϕsin 0.7854 0.7854
Sinusoid Permeability: Ksin 1.125 μm2 1.140 Darcy
Sinusoid Effective Diffusion: Dsin 4.2 × 10-10 m2/sec 2.5 × 10-4 cm2/min
Tissue Grid Cell Size: 2a 24 μm 0.0024 cm
Tissue Porosity (Ideal): ϕtis 0.4764 0.4764
Tissue Permeability (Ideal): Ktis 1.230 μm2 1.246 Darcy
Tissue Porosity (Base): ϕtis 0.2382 0.2382
Tissue Permeability (Base): Ktis 7.35 × 10-2 μm2 7.45 × 10-2 Darcy
Tissue Porosity (ECM): ϕtis 0.1191 0.1192
Tissue Permeability (ECM): Ktis 6.883 × 10-3 μm2 6.97 × 10-3 Darcy
Tissue Effective Diffusion: Dtis 4.2 × 10-11 m2/sec 2.5 × 10-5 cm2/min
Blood Viscosity: μ 3.5 × 10-3 Pa-sec 3.5 cpoise
  1. (1 Darcy = 0.9869 μm2 in engineering permeability units).