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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Membrane Processes - N105013
Title: Membránové procesy
Guaranteed by: Department of Inorganic Technology (105)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2007 to 2019
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:4
E-Credits: winter s.:4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: 10 / 10 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Additional information: http://prof.Dr.Ing.Karel Bouzek
Guarantor: Fíla Vlastimil doc. Dr. Ing.
Bouzek Karel prof. Dr. Ing.
Is interchangeable with: M105005
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: ROZ105 (15.08.2013)
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.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Fíla Vlastimil doc. Dr. Ing. (14.08.2013)

Students will be able to:

  • understand the procedures of membrane preparation
  • understand the basic methods of membrane characterization
  • know industrial membrane applications

Literature -
Last update: Fíla Vlastimil doc. Dr. Ing. (14.08.2013)

R: Baker R. W., Membrane Technology and Applications, 2nd Edition,John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2004, 9780470854457

A: Nunes S. P. and Peinemann K.-V., Membrane Technology in the Chemical Industry, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, 2001, 3527284850

A: Sata T., Ion Exchange Membranes - Preparation, characterisation, modification and application,RSC Cambridge, 2004, 0854045902

A: Mulder M., Basic Principles of Membrane Technology, 2nd Edition, Kluwer Academic Publishers,2003,079234247X(HB);0792342488(PB)

Learning resources -
Last update: ROZ105 (02.07.2013)

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Bouzek Karel prof. Dr. Ing. (16.03.2009)

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

Syllabus -
Last update: ROZ105 (15.08.2013)

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

Registration requirements -
Last update: ROZ105 (02.07.2013)

Physical Chemistry I, Chemical Engineering I

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
4 / 4 112 / 112
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Defense of an individual project 20
Examination test 80