Membrane Technology the complete guide in 2020

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  • Last Update 24/06/2021


Membrane Technology the complete guide in 2020.

This Membrane Technology course will provide an insight into the membrane-based separations that is an integral part of the downstream

processing of various industries.

The course begins with introducing the development of membranes and discussing the basics which are followed by a detailed discussion on membrane materials and their properties.

This course then deals with various methods of membrane preparations and their characterization. How separations (transport mechanism) takes place using membranes has been covered extensively. Further, principles of various membrane processes such as reverse osmosis, microfiltration, ultrafiltration, dialysis, liquid membrane, pervaporation, etc. have been covered along with their applications in different industries.

The course will enable students to develop the necessary skills to design appropriate membrane-based separation techniques as per the need.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Final year BE/B.Tech., ME/M.Tech./MS and Ph.D. students.

What Will I Learn?

  • Week 1: Overview and membrane materials
  • Week 2: Material properties and preparation of phase-inversion membranes
  • Week 3: Preparation of composite, inorganic membranes, and MF characterization
  • Week 4: MF and UF characterization and membrane transport
  • Week 5: Porous and non-porous membrane transport and Osmosis concepts
  • Week 6: Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration
  • Week 7: Ultrafiltration basics, transport models, applications
  • Week 8: Micellar-enhanced and affinity UF, bioseparation, Microfiltration basics, transport, fouling, and applications
  • Week 9: Problems and solutions based on RO, UF & MF, Dialysis
  • Week 10: Electrodialysis, Pervaporation, Problems, and solutions based on ED, PV
  • Week 11: Liquid Membranes, Gas separation, Membrane Distillation
  • Week 12: Facilitated Transport, Membrane contactors, and other membrane processes

Topics for this course

37 Lessons

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Membrane Technology [Introduction Video]00:00:00
Lec 1 : Separation Processes, Historical Development, Definition and Types of Membranes00:00:00
Lec 2 : Membrane Processes and Classifications, Advantages,Disadvantages, Applications00:00:00
Lec 3 : Polymer Basics, Polymers used in Membrane Preparation and their Properties00:00:00
Lec 4 : Inorganic Materials for Membrane Preparation, their Advantages and Disadvantages00:00:00
Lec 5 : Membrane Modules and Selection, Flow Types00:00:00
Lec 6 : Preparation of Synthetic Membrane, Phase Inversion Membranes00:00:00
Lec 7: Composite membranes: Interfacial polymerization, dip-coating, plasma polymerization00:00:00
Lec 8: Inorganic membranes: Sol-Gel process, ceramic membrane preparation, membrane modification00:00:00
Lec 9: Porous and non-porous membranes, characterization of porous membranes and MF membrane00:00:00
Lec 10: MF membrane characterization: Bubble point,Mercury intrusion, Permeability method00:00:00
Lec 11:UF membrane characterization: Gas adsorption-desorption, Thermoporometry, MWCO method00:00:00
Lec 12:Passive transport, active transport, description of transport process00:00:00
Lec 13: Transport through porous membrane and nonporus membrane00:00:00
Lec 14: Concept of osmosis and reverse osmosis, thermodynamic analysis00:00:00
Lec 15: Revision of concepts and fundaments00:00:00
Lec 16: HP and LP RO, membrane materials, modules, models for RO transport00:00:00
Lec 17: Advantages of RO, fouling, RO applications, Pressure retarded osmosis00:00:00
Lec 18: Nanofiltration basics, transport mechanism, fouling model and applications00:00:00
Lec 19: Basic principles of UF, membranes and modules, UF configurations00:00:00
Lec 20: Models for UF transport,mass transfer coefficient,membrane rejection and sieving coefficient00:00:00
Lec 21: Factors affecting UF performance, fouling & permeate flux enhancement, UF applications100:00:00
Lec 22: Micellar-enhanced UF, affinity UF, UF based bioseparation00:00:00
Lec 23: Basic principles, advantages of MF, cross-flow and dead-end MF, membranes and modules00:00:00
Lec 24: Models for MF transport, plugging and throughput, fouling in MF, MF applications00:00:00
Lec 25: Problems and solutions based on RO & MF00:00:00
Lec 26: Problems and solutions based on UF00:00:00
Lec 27: Dialysis, membranes and modules, mass transport in dialysis, diffusion analysis,applications00:00:00
Lec 28: Ion-exchange membranes, ED process, energy requirement, applications, reverse ED00:00:00
Lec 29: PV principle, advantages, mass transfer & applications, hybrid distillation/PV00:00:00
Lec 30: Problems and solutions based on ED & PVon00:00:00
Lec 31: Concept, types of LM, mechanism of mass transfer in LM, choice of solvent and carrier00:00:00
Lec 32: Basic principle of gas separation, transport mechanism, factors affecting gas separation00:00:00
Lec 33: Basic principle of MD, mechanism, process parameters, membranes, applications00:00:00
Lec 34: Mechanism, coupled transport, carrier agent, active and passive transport, applications00:00:00
Lec 35: Gas-liquid and liquid-liquid contactors, membrane reactors and bioreactors,00:00:00
Lec 36: Perstraction, membrane chromatography and controlled drug delivery00:00:00
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Enrolment validity: Lifetime