Modelling and Control of Dialysis Systems

Volume 1: Modeling Techniques of Hemodialysis Systems

  • Ahmad Taher Azar

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 404)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-22
  2. Overview of Dialysis Treatment and Modeling Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ahmad Taher Azar, Alicja E. Grzegorzewska
      Pages 3-43
    3. Ahmad Taher Azar
      Pages 45-98
    4. Ahmad Taher Azar, Bernard Canaud
      Pages 99-166
    5. Philip A. McFarlane
      Pages 167-233
    6. A. S. Bode, J. H. M. Tordoir
      Pages 235-303
    7. Daniel Schneditz, Laura M. Rosales, Ahmad Taher Azar
      Pages 305-345
    8. Ahmad Taher Azar, Suhail Ahmad
      Pages 347-378
    9. Ahmad Taher Azar
      Pages 379-425
    10. Orfeas Liangos, Bertrand L. Jaber
      Pages 427-480
    11. Wayne Carlson
      Pages 481-517
    12. Manuel Prado-Velasco
      Pages 519-562
    13. Alicja E. Grzegorzewska, Ahmad Taher Azar, Laura M. Roa, J. Sergio Oliva, José A. Milán, Alfonso Palma
      Pages 563-626
    14. Ahmad Taher Azar, Masatomo Yashiro, Daniel Schneditz, Laura M. Roa
      Pages 627-687
    15. Laura M. Roa, David Naranjo, Javier Reina-Tosina, Alfonso Lara, José A. Milán, Miguel A. Estudillo et al.
      Pages 689-769
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 0--1

About this book


The book, to the best of the editor’s knowledge, is the first text of its kind that presents both the traditional and the modern aspects of ‘dialysis modeling and control’ in a clear, insightful and highly comprehensive writing style. It provides an in-depth analysis of the mathematical models and algorithms, and demonstrates their applications in real world problems of significant complexity. The material of this book can be useful to advanced undergraduate and graduate biomedical engineering students. This text provides an important focus on helping students understand how new concepts are related to and rely upon concepts previously presented. Also, researchers and practitioners in the field of dialysis, control systems, soft computing may benefit from it. The material is organized into 32 chapters.

This book explains concepts in a clear, matter-of-fact style. In order to make the reader aware of the applied side of the subject, the book includes:

      Chapter openers with a chapter outline, chapter objectives, key terms list, and abstract.

      Solved numerical examples to illustrate the application of a particular concept, and also to encourage good problem-solving skills.

      More than 1000 questions to give the readers a better insight to the subject.

      Case studies to understand the significance of the joint usage of the dialysis modeling and control techniques in interesting problems of the real world.

      Summation and deepening of authors' works in recent years in the fields related. So the readers can get latest information, including latest research surveys and references related to the subjects through this book.

 It is hoped that through this book the reader will:

      Understand the fundamentals of dialysis systems and recognize when it is advantageous to use them.

      Gain an understanding of the wide range of dialysis modeling techniques

      Be able to use soft computing techniques in dialysis applications.

      Gain familiarity with online systems of dialysis and their applications.

      Recognize the relationship between conceptual understanding and problem-solving approaches.

 The editors would like to take this opportunity to thank all the authors for their contributions to this textbook. Without the hard work of our contributors, this book would have not been possible. The encouragement and patience of series Editor, Thomas Ditzinger is very much appreciated. Without his continuous help and assistance during the entire course of this project, the production of the book would have taken a great deal longer.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ahmad Taher Azar
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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-27457-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-27458-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-949X
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-9503
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