IDENTIFYING DATA 2007_08
Subject Code 205141212
Study programme
Enginyeria Ambiental (2006)
Cycle 2nd
Descriptors Credits Type Year Period
3 Optativa Only annual
Language
Anglès
Català
Department Enginyeria Mecànica
Enginyeria Química
Coordinator
GARCIA VALLS, RICARD
E-mail ricard.garcia@urv.cat
jose.font@urv.cat
carles.torras@urv.cat
Lecturers
GARCIA VALLS, RICARD
FONT CAPAFONS, JOSÉ
TORRAS FONT, CARLES
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Relevant information

Competences
Type A Code Competences Specific
  Common
  Professional
  Research
Type B Code Competences Transversal
  Common
Type C Code Competences Nuclear
  Common

Learning aims
Objectives Competences
1. List and describe the fundaments of the different membrane processes.
2. Determine the membrane technology to use according the species to be separated.
3. Differentiate between industrial membrane processes and bench scale membrane processes.
4. Establish the suitable range of operating conditions for every process and separation problem.
5. Select the right material and membrane structure according to the involved compounds.
6. Connect the type of module with the application and membrane material.
7. Evaluate the flux of water and solute through a membrane from transport equations.
8. Get membrane characteristics from experimental data.
9. Foresee the influence of concentration polarisation, fouling or ageing on membrane performance.

Contents
Topic Sub-topic
1. Introduction. Classification; definitions.
2. Membranes.
Materials.
Preparation.
Modules.
Characterisation.
Transport Mechanisms
3. Membrane Processes.
Microfiltration.
Ultrafiltration.
Nanofiltration.
Reverse Osmosis.
Dialysis.
Electrodialysis.
Pervaporation.
Gas Separation.
Liquid Membranes.
Other techniques.
Membrane reactors

Planning
Methodologies  ::  Tests
  Competences (*) Class hours Hours outside the classroom (**) Total hours
Introductory activities
1 0 1
 
Lecture
14 14 28
Problem solving, classroom exercises
15 22.5 37.5
 
Personal tuition
1 0 1
 
Practical tests
1.5 6 7.5
 
(*) On e-learning, hours of virtual attendance of the teacher.
(**) The information in the planning table is for guidance only and does not take into account the heterogeneity of the students.

Methodologies
Methodologies   ::  Guia de metodologies docents
  Description
Introductory activities Presentació de l’assignatura.
Lecture Exposició teòrica dels continguts de l’assignatura.
Problem solving, classroom exercises Realització de problemes en grups.

Personalized attention
 
Personal tuition
Description

Assessment
  Description Weight
Problem solving, classroom exercises Lliurament d'exercicis realitzats en grups. 25%
Practical tests Parcial:
Prova individual (25%).

Final:
Presentació individual d’un tema de catàlisi aplicada (50%).
75%
 
Other comments and second call

Sources of information

Basic M. Mulder, Basic Principles of Membrane Technology, 2nd Ed, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 1997.

Complementary
  • R. Rautenbach, R. Albrecht, V. Cottrell (Translator) "Membrane Processes", John Wiley and Sons, New York (1989).
  • M. C. Porter "Handbook of Industrial Membrane Technology", Noyes Publications, Westwood (1999).
  • American Water Works Research Association "Water Treatment Membrane Processes", McGraw-Hill Education, New York (1995).
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