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Title: Permeability evaluation of composite hollow fibres for blood-gas exchange
Author: Makrashi, Mohammed Yahya
Awarding Body: The University of Strathclyde
Current Institution: University of Strathclyde
Date of Award: 2008
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Abstract:
Blood gas exchange across synthetic membranes is primarily used in blood oxygenators for short-term (1-3 hours) cardiopulmonary bypass procedures. Long term applications (6 hours - i4 days) of membrane oxygenators include treatment of acute respiratory failure or acute liver failure. There are several types of membranes used in these devices: (1) microporous membranes which have high gas permeabilities but have problems of pore wetting if employed in long-term therapies and (2) homogeneous membranes, e.g. silicone rubber which have lower permeability characteristics but are non-wettable and (3) composite membranes which a very thin homogeneous membrane is mechanically supported by a micro porous layer.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.502353  DOI: Not available
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