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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Membrane Processes - AM105005
Title: Membrane Processes
Guaranteed by: Department of Inorganic Technology (105)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2019
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:4
E-Credits: summer s.:4
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: 30 / 30 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Bouzek Karel prof. Dr. Ing.
Fíla Vlastimil doc. Dr. Ing.
Kodým Roman Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : S105013
The aim of this course is to make students familiar with the basic principles of the progressive membrane processes. They receive an increasing attention especially during the last few decades. After brief introduction focused on the basic membrane materials production and characterization the attention will be paid mainly to the separation processes. Both pressure as well as electric field driven processes are considered. Provided theoretical information will be documented on the examples of the industrial processes. In the final part of the course the issue of the fuel cells technology will be discussed as well.
Last update: Kubová Petra (14.01.2018)
Aim of the course

Students will be able to:

• understand the procedures of membrane preparation

• understand the basic methods of membrane characterization

• know industrial membrane applications

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R:Membrane Technology and Applications, 2nd Edition. Richard W. Baker,John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2004.

A:Comprehensive Membrane Science and Engineering, E. Drioli, L.Giorno, Elsevier B.V., 2010.

A:Basic Principles of Membrane Technology, 2nd Edition, M. Mulder, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003

A:Ion Exchange Membranes - Preparation, characterisation, modification and application. T. Sata, RSC Cambridge, 2004.

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1. Basic membrane types and their preparation

2. Characteristic properties of membranes, methods of testing

3. Membrane separation processes: classification according to the driving forces

4. Membrane separation processes based on the concentration gradient - osmosis, dialysis

5. Pressure membrane processes: reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, microfiltration, nanofiltration

6. Electromembrane processes: electrodialysis, electrodeionization

7. Ion exchange membranes as solid electrolyte: “zero-gap” membrane electrolysis

8. Utilization of ion exchange membranes in fuel cells

9. Micro- and mezzo- porous membranes for gas and liquid separation

10. Mechanism of mass transfer in membranes

11. Utilization of membranes in separation technologies, industrial applications

12. Membrane reactors for homogeneous reactions

13. Membrane reactors for heterogeneous catalytic reactions

14. Membrane technologies in chemical industry, directions of development

Last update: Bouzek Karel (15.02.2018)
Registration requirements

Physical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering

Last update: Kubová Petra (14.01.2018)
Course completion requirements

The course is closed by completing model calculation according to the assignment. The examination has a written form.

Last update: Kubová Petra (14.01.2018)
Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 1.5 42
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1 28
Účast na seminářích 0.5 14
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