Membranes for Hemodialysis

  • Clark K. Colton
  • Michael J. Lysaght


Not only have the number and type of hemodialyis membranes proliferated over the past decade, but expectations of what a membrane should, and should not, do have altered to the extent that researchers and clinicians alike now find it difficult to understand the patient consequences of hemodialyzer membrane selection. The associated literature is extensive, e.g. Medline® contains over 1500 citations to hemodialysis membranes, but several comprehensive technical reviews are available (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11). This chapter begins with a brief introduction and history. Then it describes and classifies currently available membranes and summarizes our current understanding of how a membrane’s physical properties and chemical structure determine its transport characteristics and biocompatibility


Mass Transfer Coefficient Hollow Fiber Mass Transfer Resistance Nephrol Dial Transplant Hydraulic Permeability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Clark K. Colton
    • 1
  • Michael J. Lysaght
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringMassachusetts Inst. of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Division of Biology and MedicineBrown UniversityUSA

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