Masters Theses

Abstract

"A preliminary study was done to determine the feasibility of using a compressed fibrous teflon (PTFE) silicone polymer membrane in extracorporeal oxygenation devices. A series of composite membranes were fabricated, using different concentrations of a dimethyl silicone polymer dissolved in petroleum ether, to give membranes having variable oxygen transfer properties. A gas-gas system was chosen to obtain the necessary transfer data. Data were obtained by transferring pure oxygen through the membranes into a mixture of 47 mole percent oxygen and 53 mole percent carbon dioxide. All analyses were obtained by chromatographic techniques. The results of these experiments show that membranes can be fabricated having a wide range of oxygen capabilities. The oxygen transfer coefficients, when translated to blood-oxygen data, indicate that these composite membranes may be feasible for use in oxygenator devices. This type of membrane has the desirable feature of using thin silicone membranes which are self supporting"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Mayhan, Kenneth G.

Committee Member(s)

Biolsi, Louis, Jr.
Primrose, Russell A.
James, William Joseph
Carr, J. J., 1934-1983

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1972

Pagination

vii, 39 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 29-32).

Rights

© 1972 Samuel Walter Dortch, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Membranes (Technology)
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
Chromatographic analysis

Thesis Number

T 2882

Print OCLC #

6029508

Electronic OCLC #

904991612

Comments

Dr. J. J. Carr is named in the Acknowledgments as having served on the advisory committee but is not listed on the title page.

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