Spring 2014
ENE 811: Membrane processes
 

Content
Date
Lec #
Subject
Reading
Notes
         
  Introduction    
Tu, Jan 7 MSU classes cancelled 
 
Th, Jan 9 1 Course overview [RB] 3-14
[MM] Chapter VIII
(VIII.1 - VIII.10)
 
Tu, Jan 14 2 postponed. Makeup lectures are scheduled for February 24 and March 24  
Th, Jan 16 3 Guest instructor: Dr. Pejman Ahmadiannamini
Historical development of membrane science and technology
slides
Handouts  
Tu, Jan 21 4 Overview of membrane processes
Module and process design
slides
[MM] Chapter II  
Th, Jan 23 5 Physical chemistry of membranes
Chemical potentials. Osmotic pressure
board notes
[MM] Chapter V
handouts
 
Tu, Jan 28 10 Solution-diffusion model
Application: dialysis
(note: this is a rescheduled lecture from the "Membrane transport theory" module of the class)
   
Th, Jan 30 11 Solution-diffusion model (continued)
Application: reverse osmosis
(note: this is a rescheduled lecture from the "Membrane transport theory" module of the class)
board notes
J.G. Wijmans, R.W. Baker. The solution-diffusion model: a review. J. Membr. Sci. 107 (1995) 1-21 PDF
   
    Preparation and characterization of membranes    
Tu, Feb 4 6 Guest instructor: Dr. Pejman Ahmadiannamini
Membrane materials: overview.
Membrane preparation methods: overview
slides
[MM] Chapter III  
Th, Feb 6 7 Guest instructor: Christopher Crock
Membrane preparation methods (continued):
Immersion precipitation (slides)
Interfacial polymerization, track etching, and other methods (slides)
 
Tu, Feb 11 8
Th, Feb 13 9 Guest instructor: Dr. Pejman Ahmadiannamini
Membrane characterization
slides
[MM] Chapter IV  
    Membrane transport theory    
Tu, Feb 18 12 Solution-diffusion model (continued).
Example  problem
Examining model's assumptions
   
Th, Feb 20 13 Coupled transport and irreversible thermodynamics
Coupled transport and Kedem-Katchalsky equations
Spiegler-Kedem equation
Mo, Feb 24
(makeup
lecture)
2 9:00-9:40
3400 EB
 
Tu, Feb 25 14 Basic equations of fluid flow. Navier-Stokes equations
Transport through porous membranes
   
Th, Feb 27 15 Transport of particulate species to the membrane
Macroscopic approach to modeling permeate flux
handouts  
    Polarization phenomena and fouling    
Tu, Mar 4   Spring break [MM] Chapter VII
[RB] Chapter 4
 
Th, Mar 6    
Tu, Mar 11 16

Concentration polarization

  • Film theory of CP PDF
  • Js and Robs as functions of deltaP - effect of CP PDF
  • Osmotic pressure in the presence of colloidal fouling PDF

Membrane fouling and cleaning
slides

 
Th, Mar 13 17  
Tu, Mar 18 18  
    Membrane processes    
Th, Mar 20 19

Reverse osmosis
Nanofiltration

  • Example problem on the intrinsic rejection: pdf, xls
  • Board notes on RO system design
  • example problem - juice concentration by RO: pdf
[MM] Chapter VI
pp. 297-303
[RB] 191-232
 
Mo, Mar 24
(make up lecture)
2 9:00-9:40
3400 EB
 
Tu, Mar 25 20    
Th, Mar 27 21

Medical applications of membranes

handouts  
Tu, Apr 1 22

Membrane bioreactors: bacterial growth kinetics, MBR design

  • slides: ppt
  • board notes (bacterial growth kinetics): pdf
  • example problem (monod kinetics - batch and CSTR): xls
handouts  
Th, Apr 3 23  
Tu, Apr 8 24 Forward osmosis. Pressure retarded osmosis
chapter on PRO: pdf
   
Th, Apr 10 25 Membrane reactors
slides: ppt
   
Tu, Apr 15 26  
Th, Apr 17 27 Microfiltration
Derivation of the Carman-Kozeny equation: pdf

 
Tu, Apr 22 28  
Th, Apr 24 29 Pervaporation. Membrane distillation [MM] Chapter VI
pp. 280-297
[RB] 237-299