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Physical Processes in Polymeric Filters Used for Dialysis

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Department of Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, 41296 Gothenburg, Sweden
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Department of Industrial and Biomedical Electronics, Kharkiv Polytechnical Institute, National Technical University, 61002 Kharkov, Ukraine
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Department of Cryomorphology, Institute for Problems of Cryobiology and Cryomedicine, 61015 Kharkov, Ukraine
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Department of Hemodialysis, Municipal Noncommercial Enterprise of Kharkiv Regional Council “Regional Medical Clinical Center of Urology and Nephrology n.a. V.I. Shapoval”, 61037 Kharkov, Ukraine
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Dedication: This paper is dedicated to Bengt Rippe.
Polymers 2019, 11(3), 389; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym11030389
Received: 31 December 2018 / Revised: 6 February 2019 / Accepted: 12 February 2019 / Published: 26 February 2019
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Abstract

The key physical processes in polymeric filters used for the blood purification include transport across the capillary wall and the interaction of blood cells with the polymer membrane surface. Theoretical modeling of membrane transport is an important tool which provides researchers with a quantification of the complex phenomena involved in dialysis. In the paper, we present a dense review of the most successful theoretical approaches to the description of transport across the polymeric membrane wall as well as the cell–polymer surface interaction, and refer to the corresponding experimental methods while studying these phenomena in dialyzing filters. View Full-Text
Keywords: polymeric membranes; capillary filters; physical analysis of transport; cell–polymeric surface interaction; shape of red blood cells; dialysis polymeric membranes; capillary filters; physical analysis of transport; cell–polymeric surface interaction; shape of red blood cells; dialysis
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Voinova, M.; Repin, N.; Sokol, E.; Tkachuk, B.; Gorelik, L. Physical Processes in Polymeric Filters Used for Dialysis. Polymers 2019, 11, 389.

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