Membrane Processes

Lecturer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Wessling
Lecture: 2 hrs
Tutorials: 2 hrs
Course schedule: Please get them from the Course calendar RWTH Online
Lecture notes: Available on Moodle
Semester: Winterterm
Language: English
Exam: Oral Exam

With the development of more powerful and durable polymer-based membranes, in the past decade, membrane processes have become energetically and economically interesting basic operations in process engineering. Particulary in the food processing industry, the bio-processing branch and the treatment of industrial waste water, membranes provide a promising alternative to conventional separation techniques. This lecture treats the basics of mass transfer in membranes and phases in contact to membranes for processes like reverse osmosis, gas permeation, electro-dialysis as well as for ultra-, micro-, and nano-filtration. Module design, optimization and interconnections in overall processes are presented based on these fundamentals. Several successful applications are discussed.