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Artificial Organ Engineering

  • Maria Cristina Annesini
  • Luigi Marrelli
  • Vincenzo Piemonte
  • Luca Turchetti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Maria Cristina Annesini, Luigi Marrelli, Vincenzo Piemonte, Luca Turchetti
      Pages 3-22
    3. Maria Cristina Annesini, Luigi Marrelli, Vincenzo Piemonte, Luca Turchetti
      Pages 23-31
    4. Maria Cristina Annesini, Luigi Marrelli, Vincenzo Piemonte, Luca Turchetti
      Pages 33-57
    5. Maria Cristina Annesini, Luigi Marrelli, Vincenzo Piemonte, Luca Turchetti
      Pages 59-81
    6. Maria Cristina Annesini, Luigi Marrelli, Vincenzo Piemonte, Luca Turchetti
      Pages 83-114
  3. Artificial Organs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Maria Cristina Annesini, Luigi Marrelli, Vincenzo Piemonte, Luca Turchetti
      Pages 117-161
    3. Maria Cristina Annesini, Luigi Marrelli, Vincenzo Piemonte, Luca Turchetti
      Pages 163-217
    4. Maria Cristina Annesini, Luigi Marrelli, Vincenzo Piemonte, Luca Turchetti
      Pages 219-253
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 255-265

About this book

Introduction

Artificial organs may be considered as small-scale process plants, in which heat, mass and momentum transfer operations and, possibly, chemical transformations are carried out. This book proposes a novel analysis of artificial organs based on the typical bottom-up approach used in process engineering. Starting from a description of the fundamental physico-chemical phenomena involved in the process, the whole system is rebuilt as an interconnected ensemble of elemental unit operations.

Each artificial organ is presented with a short introduction provided by expert clinicians. Devices commonly used in clinical practice are reviewed and their performance is assessed and compared by using a mathematical model based approach. Whilst mathematical modelling is a fundamental tool for quantitative descriptions of clinical devices, models are kept simple to remain focused on the essential features of each process.

Postgraduate students and researchers in the field of chemical and biomedical engineering will find that this book provides a novel and useful tool for the analysis of existing devices and, possibly, the design of new ones. This approach will also be useful for medical researchers who want to get a deeper insight into the basic working principles of artificial organs.

Keywords

Artificial Organs Biomedical Engineering Bioreactors Mathematical Modelling

Authors and affiliations

  • Maria Cristina Annesini
    • 1
  • Luigi Marrelli
    • 2
  • Vincenzo Piemonte
    • 3
  • Luca Turchetti
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. Chem. Engg. Mater. & EnvironmentDept. Chem. Engg. Mater. & Environment, University of Rome "La Sapienza" RomeItaly
  2. 2.Faculty of EngineeringFaculty of Engineering,University “Campus Bio-Medico” of RomeRomeItaly
  3. 3.Dept. Chem. Engg. Mater. & EnvironmentFaculty of Engineering, University "Campus Bio-medico" of RomeRomeItaly
  4. 4.ENEA- Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic DevelopmentRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-6443-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-6442-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-6443-2
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