Spring 2014
ENE 811: Membrane processes

General Information
Course description
To describe fundamental physical and chemical principles underlying membrane-based separation processes and to provide a comprehensive overview of the latest in membrane technology.

Time & location
Tu Th 3:00-4:20, 1234 Engineering Building 

Office hours
Tu Th 1:30-2:30, 3564 Engineering Building or by appointment

Recommended background
1) Calculus through differential equations
2) Fluid mechanics
3) Physical chemistry

Instructor: Volodymyr Tarabara


Required text
[MM] Basic principles of membrane technology/M. Mulder (on reserve)

Supplementary texts
[RB] Membrane Technology and Applications/R. Baker, Wiley, 2004 (on reserve)
[RK] Synthetic polymeric membranes: a structural perspective/R. Kesting, Wiley, 1985 (on reserve)

Periodic literature
Journal of Membrane Science , Environmental Science and Technology , Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Langmuir

Drops and Adds: The last day to add this course is the end of the first week of classes. The last day to drop this course with a 100 percent refund and no grade reported is (can be found here). The last day to drop this course with no refund and no grade reported is (can be found here ). You should immediately make a copy of your amended schedule to verify you have added or dropped this course.

Grading Policy

project: 30%
homework: 60%
quizzes: 10%

Grading scale
4.0: 90-100
3.5: 85-89                                 
3.0: 80-85                             
2.5: 75-79
2.0: 70-74       
1.5: 65-69 
1.0: 60-64 
0.0: 00-59

According to University regulations, you have 30 days from the first day of the next semester to request a grade change.