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Course module: 201200117
Membranes for Gas Separation
Course infoSchedule
Course module201200117
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact W.M. de Vos
prof.dr. H.J.M. Bouwmeester
Lecturer W.M. de Vos
Contactperson for the course W.M. de Vos
Academic year2017
Starting block
RemarksVak voor Erasmus Mundus 3E Membrane Engineering
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Membranes for Gas Separation is a course on membranes with a strong focus on membrane materials and molecular interactions. In most membrane based Gas Separations, the gas molecules will need to absorb in the membrane material, to be able to diffuse to the other side. In the absorption process affinity between membrane material and the gas can play an essential role. For other membranes, membrane pore sizes are so small that we achieve Molecular Sieving. In this course we teach how membranes are prepared and optimized for gas separation applications, how gas is transported through a variety of membranes, and how membrane materials and membrane processes can be strongly linked. This is done by a combination of lecturing and practical work. This course has a significant overlap with Advanced Molecular Separations. 
  1. Introduction, basic principles and theory
  2. Polymer membranes
  3. Metallic membranes
  4. Carbon, zeolite and micro-porous (sol-gel derived) ceramic membranes
  5. Mixed conducting oxide membranes
  6. Competitive technologies for gas separation and treatment (cryogenic distillation, pressure swingadsorption, absorption methods etc.)
  7. Guest lecture from industry
  8. Weekly practical training

This course will be offered with a minimum of three students and a maximum of 10 students. A minimum of three students is required.
Participating study
Required materials
Course material
Lecture notes, slides
Additional literature provided on Black Board
Recommended materials
Y. Yampolskii, I. Pinnau, B.D. Freeman, Materials Science of Membranes, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2006 (not obliged, as background information)
R.W. Baker, Membrane Technology and Applications, John Wiley and Sons Ltd., 2004. (not obliged, as background information)
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes


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