WIT Press


Synthetic Organs For Transplant And Bio-mimic Reactors For Process Intensification Using Nano-structured Micro-porous Materials

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EHR110331

Volume

15

Pages

12

Page Range

383 - 394

Published

2011

Size

7,177 kb

Author(s)

E. M. Akay, Z. Okumus, O. S. Yildirim, M. A. Bokhari & G. Akay

Abstract

In order to achieve Process Intensification through monolithic micro-reactors in bio- and chemical technology we examined the processing strategy in the human body, taking the liver as a typical organ. The macro- and micro-architectural structure can be mimicked by using nano-structured micro-porous polymers which were used as support in tissue engineering and bioprocess intensification. It was shown that these materials could be used as bone transplant and they are integrated into the body. Their integration could be predicted through in vitro experiments. Metallic versions of these structures with a hierarchy of pore size were produced in order to obtain catalytic bio- or chemical reactors operating at high temperature and/or pressure. Keywords: bio-mimic materials, BioProcess Intensification, ChemicalProcess Intensification, nano-structured micro-porous materials.

Keywords

bio-mimic materials, BioProcess Intensification, ChemicalProcess Intensification, nano-structured micro-porous materials