MEMBRANE SEPARATION PROCESSES

Second cycle degree in CHEMICAL AND PROCESS ENGINEERING

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: MARTINA ROSO

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: none
Examination methods: Final written examination. The final examination, which involves a numeric problem and some open ended questions, has the purpose to evaluate the effective learning outcomes:
a. the ability to identify/select a membrane separation scheme for a given application;
b. the ability to select the membrane materials, understand the role of the membrane material in achieving a given separation and how key operating parameters will affect the separation.
c. the understanding of transport theories for selected membrane separation processes and how they can be adapted to them.
d. the ability to quantitatively use design equations and membrane transport properties for the design and scale-up of a membrane separation scheme
e. the ability to evaluate the economics of the membrane separation processes.
Course unit contents: The course will review and analyze:
1. FUNDAMENTALS AND PRINCIPLES OF MEMBRANE
SEPARATION PROCESSES: Microfiltration and Ultrafiltration, Reverse
Osmosis, Pervaporation, Gas Separations, Electrodialysis, etc.
2. MEMBRANE MODULES
3. ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF MEMBRANE MODULES and
PROCESSES SYSTEMS: Design, Modelling and Optimization of
membrane reactors, catalytic membrane reactors, contactors, etc.
4. MEMBRANE PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION:
Membrane materials, Methods of preparation, Microscopic structure
of membranes and state of the permeant
5. MEMBRANE PROCESSES APPLICATIONs: Water treatment;
Chemical Industry; Biomedical applications; Pharmaceutical and
biotechnology industry
6. ECONOMICS OF SEPARATION MEMBRANE PROCESSES