Short Course III-April 11, 2015

Membrane Filtration and Separation

The "Membrane Filtration and Separation" Short Course will cover membrane materials, modification, characterization, module design, processing and membrane fouling monitoring and mitigating. The short course is of interest to engineers, technicians, scientists, managers, and other personnel involved in water/wastewater, chemical and bio-separation processes and other industries. They will find the course informative, regardless of whether they design, selection, purchase, research, or use of membrane filtration and separation equipment for effluent control, product recovery and/or purification. It is a comprehensive review of the membrane filtration processes involved in the water/wastewater treatment, chemical industry and bio-separation applications, which will emphasize practical aspects and present appropriate theoretical information as necessary.

Presenter

Prof. Yung Chang

Dr. Wu Chen

Prof. Kuo-Lun Tung

 

Scope

  • Types of Membranes
  • Membrane Separation Principle
  • Membrane Formation and Preparation
  • Membrane Modification
  • Membrane
    Characterization
  • Membrane Module Design
  • Membrane Filter Operations
  • Membrane Fouling Monitoring and Mitigating

Schedule

09:00
Introduction
Introduction of membrane filtration and separation; overview of the course.
09:15
Types of Membranes
Membranes - types (e.g. polymeric, ceramic and metallic types), characteristics, operational properties.
10:00
Membrane Filtration and Separation Principles
Membrane filtration and separation fundamentals; transport phenomena in membrane processes.
10:45
Break
11:15
Membrane Formation and Preparation
Membrane formation mechanisms and membrane preparation methods (e.g. by stretching, dip-coating)
12:00
Membrane Modification
Hydrophilic, super-hydrophobic and anti-fouling modifications using plasma, ozone and/or grafting.
12:45
Discussion
An open-floor question and answer session.
13:00
Lunch
14:00
Membrane Characterization
Pore size, pore structure, surface charge, internal charge, thickness and retention efficiency.
15:00
Coffee Break
15:30
Membrane Module Design
Basic membrane configuration (flat sheet, spiral, tubular, hollow fiber), selection and design.
16:15
Membrane Fouling Monitoring and Mitigating
On line monitoring of membrane fouling and strategies for fouling mitigating.
17:00
Discussion
An open-floor question and answer session.