Multi-component mass transport in water treatment UTwente PB

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Multi-component mass transport in water treatment UTwente PBCode de l'UE : HMCH376


1. Introduction to Maxwell-Stefan description of mass transport
2. Application to membrane separation processes
3. Reverse Osmosis, Pervaporation
4. Ion exchange
5. Ultrafiltration
6. Membrane contactors for heavy metal removal
7. Membrane reactors for advanced oxidation


- To understand main transport mechanisms of multi-component transport through liquid separation membranes.
- To know general concepts, state-of-the-art membranes and technology used for water treatment.
- To know main applications of membranes in separation processes, and new applications of technological interest.
- To characterize and describe mass transport properties of selected membranes.
- The ability to interpret experimental data and to draw conclusions..

Formation expérimentale :
- Laboratory classes dedicated to the implementation of membrane pilots dedicated to water treatments

Pré-requis recommandés

1st year Master EM3E or 1st year master with required knowledge in material science, chemical engineering, numerical simulation and separation science.

Volume horaire

  • CM : 20
  • TD : 10
  • TP : 20


- Lecture notes, slides.
- J. Wesselingh, Multi-component mass transport.

Diplômes intégrant cette UE

En bref

Crédits ECTS 5

Période de l'année

Langue d'enseignement



Contact(s) administratif(s)

Andre AYRAL (andre.ayral @