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CHNG5604: Advanced Membrane Engineering

This is a practical unit of study where students apply the theoretical concepts of membrane science to engineering practice via a series of laboratory experiments. The students will gain practical insights into mass transport processes through various membranes. Students will understand the construction and functional properties of synthetic separation membranes and also will explore experimentally the various factors affecting the performance of membranes.

Code CHNG5604
Academic unit Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
The physics and electrochemistry of synthetic and cellular membranes. Knowledge of membrane manufacture, membrane separation processes and membrane characterisation and monitoring. Assumed knowledge is equivalent to CHNG5601

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

  • LO1. apply concepts learned in the theoretical courses to practical problems
  • LO2. assess and correct problems encountered in membrane based processes
  • LO3. develop membrane-based devices for water purification or waste water management
  • LO4. demonstrate an enhanced appreciation of the science and technology of membranes.
  • LO5. develop group, communication and data management skills
  • LO6. develop presentation skills using PowerPoint

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.