Title page for ETD etd-03302010-020116
|Type of Document
||Hundley, Robert Wynne
||Improvements to the kidney dialysis machine
||Master of Science
|Hurst, Charles J.
|Moses, Hal L.
|Reinholtz, Charles F.
|Date of Defense
Five changes were suggested to improve the kidney dialysis
machine, including a conductivity control feedback system, a
positive pressure deaeration system, a balancing system for
dialysate flow control, a diaphragm-type blood pump, and an
ultrafiltration control system using blood pressure measurement.
A kidney dialysis machine was constructed to test the changes for
possible use in future dialysis machine designs. Tests were made
on each of the five system improvements. All five ideas had some
merit for a commercial dialysis machine. A description of the
investigation and the various factors used in the development and
testing of the five systems is included.
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