CHEMISTRY AND TECHNOLOGY OF MEMBRANES

CHEMISTRY AND TECHNOLOGY OF MEMBRANES

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Code
61905
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
4 credits during the 1st year of 9020 Industrial Chemistry (LM-71) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
CHIM/04
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Industrial Chemistry)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Membranes are applied in a large range of separation processes. Nowadays, membrane technology can be found in all industrial areas. This course will provide an insight into membrane based separations to attain different objectives: concentration, purification, fractionation, reaction mediation. Students will acquire in-depth knowledge in in the area of membrane properties and preparation, module assemblage, separation mechanisms, transport phenomena. The focus will be on various applications of membrane technology with special attention to engineering problems and solutions, feasibility and economics.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of this course is to help the students to attain a basic competence in using membrane technology principles for separation in chemical processes.

Students are expected to demonstrate the following industry oriented learning outcomes:

Describe the function of a given membrane

Identify the ideal membrane for a given task

Classify and explain preparation methods from a given material

Master the principal membrane characterization techniques

Apply various transport models to assess the membrane flux and the extent of separation

Select a membrane process to carry out a specific separation

Compare a given membrane technology with other separation methods

Apply membrane technology in process industries.

PREREQUISITES

Basics of transport phenomena and thermodynamics

Teaching methods

Lectures

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Introduction to membranes and membrane processes

Membrane processes and process intensification

Transport in nonporous and porous membranes

Membrane materials and material properties

Preparation of synthetic membranes

Characterisation of membranes

Membrane processes with focus on pressure driven processes

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Marcel Mulder: "Basic Principles of Membrane Technology", Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1996

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Contact hours: free, by appointment only (email: camilla.costa@unige.it)

Ricevimento: Always by appointment by e-mail (servida@unige.it)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures

LESSONS START

Students are recommended to frequently visit the following web sites for an update

https://corsi.unige.it/9020/p/studenti-orario

https://chimica.unige.it/node/390

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral examination (one-hour discussion on the course contents in order to assess the achievement of the learning outcomes).

Assessment methods

The purpose of the oral examination is to assess whether the student has acquired the main concepts associated with the topics addressed during the course, and if he is able to apply them critically.

In case of emergency and only according to specific indications by the University of Genoa, the assessment method for the exam might be changed, including the possibility of an online procedure.