The air we breathe consists of about 80% nitrogen and 20% oxygen. The oxygen gets diffused into the blood and CO2 out of it, the nitrogen does mostly nothing, as there isn't a partial pressure of nitrogen between the air and your blood.
In membrane oxygenators the blood flows arround small tubes which contain pure oxygen. The oxygen diffuses in your blood en the CO2 diffuses in the tubes, basically doing the same thing lungs does. However, since it's pure oxygen that flows through those tubes, the nitrogen in your blood should get diffused into the tubes.
So is this what happens? Does the nitrogen simply diffuse untill there's nothing left? Isn't that then bad for your body if all the nitrogen is out? Or can't nitrogen pass through the membrane the tubes are made of? Or does it differ wether you use 'true' membrane of microporous membrane?