ECTSMembrane Science and Processes

Membrane Science and Processes (CEAC571) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Membrane Science and Processes CEAC571 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type Technical Elective Courses
Course Level Ph.D.
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Enver Güler
Course Assistants
Course Objectives • To present an overview of the development of membrane science and related processes. • To address fundamentals of the subject by enhancing the analytical thinking skills of the students to solve problems. • To develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills on the application of membrane technology.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • • Explain the definition of synthetic membranes, membrane materials.
  • • Describe the membrane characterization methods.
  • • Explain the mass transport in membrane processes.
  • • Define concept of concentration polarization and fouling.
  • • Explain membrane processes in filtration applications.
  • • Learn the basics of ion exchange membrane processes. • Learn the basics of energy generating membrane processes and reverse electrodialysis. • Learn the basics of fuel cells.
Course Content Basic concepts and definitions in membrane science, membrane materials, characterization, transport theory, fouling and concentration polarization, membrane separations, ion exchange membrane processes, energy generating processes and fuel cells.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction, definitions Chapter 1
2 Membrane materials, properties Chapter 2
3 Membrane synthesis, characterization Chapters 3-4
4 Transport theory Chapter 5
5 Membrane processes Chapter 6
6 Concentration polarization, fouling Chapter 7
8 Microfiltration, Ultrafiltration Other sources
9 Nanofiltration, Reverse osmosis Other sources
10 Gas separation, Pervaporation, Distillation Other sources
11 Ion exchange membrane processes Other sources
12 Energy generating membrane processes Other sources
13 Reverse electrodialysis Other sources
14 Fuel cells Other sources
15 Hybrid membrane processes Other sources


Course Book 1. Mulder, M., Basic Principles of Membrane Technology, Kluwer Academic. The Netherlands, 2004.
Other Sources 2. Baker, R.W., Membrane Technology and Applications, New York, J. Wiley, 2004.
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Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 20
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 50
Percentage of Final Work 50
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to access, analyze and evaluate the knowledge in chemistry and comprehend the literature. X
2 An ability to define an advanced scientific problem in the required field and finding an alternative for the solution. X
3 An ability to design and conduct scientific and technological experiments in the lab- and pilot-scale, and to analyze and interpret their results. X
4 An ability to perform independent research. X
5 An ability to give a presentation at national and international scientific conferences and to publish scientific publications in international journals. X
6 An ability to achieve the necessary knowledge to follow current developments in science and technology, and do scientific research or developing projects in the field of chemistry. X
7 An ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment and to work as a part of a team. X
8 An understanding of the professional and occupational responsibilities. Awareness and responsibility about professional, legal, ethical and social issues in the required field. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 1 16
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 11 11
Project 1 20 20
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 125