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CHEMISTRY AND TECHNOLOGY OF MEMBRANES

CODE 61905
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 4 cfu during the 1st year of 9020 CHIMICA INDUSTRIALE (LM-71) - GENOVA
  • 4 cfu during the 2nd year of 9020 CHIMICA INDUSTRIALE (LM-71) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR CHIM/04
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    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

    Exam Board

    CAMILLA COSTA (President)

    ALBERTO SERVIDA (President Substitute)

    ANTONIO COMITE (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    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

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    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.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    02/02/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    16/02/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    18/05/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    01/06/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    15/06/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    13/07/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    14/09/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale