Artificial gills

Ming Chien Yang, E. L. Cussler

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We have developed several artificial gills for small animals. These gills harvest oxygen dissolved in water and discharge carbon dioxide to the water. Their efficient operation, the result of microporous hollow fibers, can be accurately predicted by design equations developed for these fibers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-284
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Membrane Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1989

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Funding Information:
We benefited tremendously from the advice and equipment of Professor Douglas Wangensteen, University of Minnesota. The work was principally supported by Questar, a division of the Hoechst-Celanese Corporation. Other support came from the National Science Foundation (grants CPE 8408999 and CBT 8611646).


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