CHBE 555 Membrane Science and Membrane Separations
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Introduction the science, technology and applications of membrane separation processes. Coverage includes sSeparation concepts, fundamentals of transport in porous and non-porous membrane materials, diffusion across a thin film, terminology,driving force, biological vs. synthetic membranes, formation of membranes, modules and basic design of the most important membrane processes and membrane reactors. As general transport models concentration and pressure gradients, solution - diffusion models and membrane-solute interactions will be discussed. The major processes include microfiltration, ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis, dialysis, and gas separation. This essentially practical course is biased towards membrane bioseparations and specialized topics include membrane fouling issues and controlled release.