Medical application of membranes: A review
Paper ID : 1205-MST2015-FULL
bita shirvani1, Mohammad Ali Aroon *2, Ghassem Amoabediny3, Faezeh kashanian4
3Department of chemical engineering, Faculty of engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
4Department of Life Science Engineering, Faculty of New Sciences and Technologies, University of Tehran
Medical application of membranes is one of the fast growing fields in membrane science and technology among which, treatment of end stage renal disease by hemodialysis is very important and has been focused by many researchers. This article reviews different types of medical membrane such as hemodialyzers and plasma filters that are used for fractionation of blood components. For this purpose, researches and developments that have been under taken by membrane scientists and manufacturers to produce a more biocompatible and permeable membrane is discussed. In addition the physical principles of mass transfer by diffusion and convection across the medical membranes are reviewed. Furthermore, medical membrane modules, their performance, optimizing their internal fluid mechanics and their geometry are also reviewed critically.
membrane, plasma filters, blood, ultrafiltration, microfiltration
Status : Paper Accepted (Poster Presentation)