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School of Engineering
CHEMICAL AND PROCESS ENGINEERING
Course unit
MEMBRANE SEPARATION PROCESSES
INP6075318, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
CHEMICAL AND PROCESS ENGINEERING
IN0530, Degree course structure A.Y. 2012/13, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination MEMBRANE SEPARATION PROCESSES
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
No lecturer assigned to this course unit

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/27 Industrial and Technological Chemistry 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: none
Target skills and knowledge: The general objective of the course is to provide students with a
scientific and engineering understanding of industrially relevant
membrane separation processes. At the end of the course, the
student should be able to:
1. Identify/select a membrane separation scheme for a given
separation
2. Design a membrane separation process in terms of modules and
layout design by quantitatively use of design equations and
membrane transport properties
3. Select the required membrane material for a given application
and understand how key operating parameters will affect the
separation.
4. Understand the role of the membrane material in achieving a
given separation and how different polymeric membranes are
fabricated.
5. Describe the standards used to fully quantify the
properties/performance of a membrane material for a specific
separation process.
6. Evaluation of the economics of the membrane separation
processes with respect conventional separation processes
Examination methods: Final written or oral examination.
Assessment criteria: Assessment of the capability to identify and design the proper
membrane separation process for a given gas or liquid separation
application.
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
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Classroom lectures, numerical exercises
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lecture notes and powerpoint slides
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • N. N. Li, A. G. Fane, Advanced Membrane Technology and Applications. USA: John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2008.