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TECHNICAL PAPERS: Fluids/Heat/Transport

Effect of Flow Baffles on the Dialysate Flow Distribution of Hollow-Fiber Hemodialyzers: A Nonintrusive Experimental Study Using MRI

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Churn K. Poh, Zhijie Liao, Zhongping Huang

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Peter A. Hardy

Center for Biomedical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

William R. Clark

Rental Division, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, McGaw Park, IL

Dayong Gao

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KYand Center for Biomedical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

J Biomech Eng 125(4), 481-489 (Aug 01, 2003) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1590355 History: Received August 20, 2002; Revised February 14, 2003; Online August 01, 2003
Copyright © 2003 by ASME
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Experimental setup for the a) 2DPC and b) 2DPC studies
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Dialysate-side velocity distributions at the mid-length of hemodialyzers A and B
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Pictorial representation of flow baffles in hemodialyzers A and B
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Dialysate-side velocity distributions at the dialysate ports of hemodialyzers A and B
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A double-segmental baffled module (reprinted from 18)
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(a) A helically woven hollow-fiber module, and (b) a rectangular woven hollow-fiber module (reprinted from 19)

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