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Unit of study_

CHNG5601: Membrane Science

"Membrane Science" provides background in the physics and electrochemistry of a variety of synthetic membranes used in industry as well as cellular membranes. The course aims to develop students' understanding of: - membrane self-assembly and manufacture; - membrane separation processes such as filtration, desalination, ion exchange and water-splitting; - and techniques for membrane characterisation and monitoring.

Code CHNG5601
Academic unit Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Credit points 6
Prerequisites: ? None
Corequisites: ? None
Prohibitions: ? None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand and interpret the physico-chemical basis of new developments in membrane technology for industrial and biomedical purposes
  • LO2. monitor membrane processes in context and evaluate membrane functionality
  • LO3. demonstrate knowledge of the physical and physico-chemical basis of membrane processes
  • LO4. use quantitative descriptions of ionic transport in synthetic membranes
  • LO5. categorise assembly processes in the manufacturing processes of synthetic membranes.

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