Minimal Invasive Liquid Lung (MILL)

Aim of the project MILL – “Minimal Invasive Liquid Lung” - is to develop an intravascular membrane catheter for gas exchange in venous blood with an integrated propulsion system. Membrane technology, fluid dynamics and biomedical design methods are applied to develop a device that can be minimal invasively inserted into the vena cava and remove at least 20 % of metabolic CO2 production. In this interdisciplinary project, CFD aids researchers in the improvement of blood flow and gas exchange in the membrane packing, as well as evaluation of different pump designs.

 




Carbon dioxide and oxygen concentration profiles across the membrane catheter