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Membrane Processes

Credits 4
Hours per week 2 / 1 / 0
Examination C+Ex
Study Language English
Level Master subject
Guarantor prof. Dr. Ing. Karel Bouzek
Dr. Ing. Vlastimil Fíla
Ing. Roman Kodým, Ph.D.


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.


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


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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