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Electrochemical Treatment of Tumors

Application ID: 253

This model incorporates the transport and electrolytic reaction in the treatment of tumor tissue.

Oxygen evolution at the anode produces protons, which lowers the pH, while chlorine production also leads to lowered pH through the hydrolysis of chlorine. One effect of a low pH is the permanent destruction of haemoglobin in the tissue, resulting in the eradication of tumor tissue.

This model uses the Nernst-Planck Equations interface to predict the transport and reaction in the electrolysis of tumor tissue in a liver.

This application was built using the following:

Electrochemistry Module

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