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This paper applies boundary layer theory to the process of drug dissolution in the USP 24, Type 2 Apparatus. The mass transfer rate from the top flat surface of a compact in various positions within the device is evaluated by means of a Pohlhausen integral method.
McDonnell, D., Redmond, B. & D’Arcy, D.M. (2009). An Analysis of Drug Dissolution Rates in the USP 24 Type 2 Apparatus, Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, vol. 9, no. 1, pg. 691. doi:10.1002/pamm.200910314