Introduction To Process Modeling In The Membrane Separation Process

By Prof. Sirshendu De   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 479
Separation processes are integral unit operation in most of the modern chemical, pharmaceutical and other process plants. Among the separation processes, some are standard and conventional processes, like, distillation, absorption, adsorption, etc. These processes are quite common and the relevant technologies are well developed and well studied. On the other hand, newer separation processes, like, membrane based techniques are gaining importance in modern days plants. The present course is designed to understand the basic process modeling in this novel separation technique. 

INTENDED AUDIENCE  : Nothing as such, just a basic understanding of physics, mathematics and chemistry is enough. 
PRE-REQUISITES   : Elective cours
Both UG and PG
It will be useful for students pursuing BE, ME, MS, BSc, MSc, PhD
INDUSTRY SUPPORT  : CSIR institutes and laboratories, water purification industries, membrane manufacturing industries.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 4 weeks
Category :
  • Chemical Engineering
Credit Points : 1
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 21 Feb 2022
End Date : 18 Mar 2022
Enrollment Ends : 21 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 23 Apr 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1 : Fundamentals of Separation processes and introduction of membrane system.
Week 2 : Modeling of osmotic pressure controlling membrane filtration
Week 3 : Gel layer controlling and resistance in series modeling.
Week 4 : Membrane module design and modeling of dialysis.

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Instructor bio

Prof. Sirshendu De

IIT Kharagpur
Dr. Sirshendu De is an Institute Chair Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. His research interests include membrane separations, adsorption, modelling of transport processes, flow through micro-channels, etc. He has over 300 international journal publications/peer reviewed articles, over 100 conference presentations (national and international). He is also the holder of 15 patents (national and international), has authored 7 books and 4 of his developed technologies have been transferred to the industry. He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Engineering Sciences by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India in 2011. He is also a Fellow of prestigious scientific and engineering academies like Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) and The National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI). He is a former INAE Chair Professor (2015-2017) and former Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur (2015-2017). Currently, he is a recipient of the Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship, awarded by INAE and SERB, DST, for the period 2018-2021.

 For more details, please visit http://www.iitkgp.ac.in/department/CH/faculty/ch-sde

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 23 April 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 3 assignments out of the total 4 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

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