Hemodialysis Membranes: For Engineers to Medical Practitioners

Hemodialysis Membranes: For Engineers to Medical Practitioners

Pages: 216

Publisher: CRC Press

Year of Publication: 2017

Author(s) : Sirshendu De, Anirban Roy

Book Description:

Book initiates with introductory material to hemodialysis technology and its historical evolution and later on divulging into the field of biomaterials. With this background, the book discusses selection criteria of a suitable biomaterial for synthesis of haemodialysis membranes along with illustration of a complete indigenous, low cost technology for spinning of haemodialysis fibres. An appropriate post processing of the spun fibers is also described to complete the development of hemodialysis grade hollow fibers. Discussion pertaining to financial and business analysis of commercialization of hemodialysis fibers and cartridges along with mathematical modeling encountered in dialysis applications is also included. Well illustrated description of instruments used for membrane characterization and biomedical engineering is also provided at suitable junctures to effectively present the concept including worked out examples. Present title can be a good textbook as well as a research material for membrane as well as biomedical engineering curricula and provides coverage for appropriate undergraduate and graduate students interested in hemodialysis membranes.