Faculty of Engineering

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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0 points, SCA Band 2, 0.000 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Engineering
Organisational UnitDepartment of Chemical Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Huanting Wang


This unit is available only to Engineering PhD students.


This unit covers the applications of nanostructured membranes in the field of chemical engineering, including the introduction of fabrication techniques, functionalization of nanostructured membranes and membrane properties.

Emphasis is placed on the importance of nanostructured membranes in improving energy efficiency and reducing environmental impact in various separation and energy production processes.


On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • recommend how to fabricate and functionalise nanostructured membranes including polymer membranes, ceramic membranes and nanocomposite membranes.
  • assess and compare the key properties of membranes required for chemical engineering applications.
  • design and recommend membranes suitable for specific applications, including gas separations, water treatment and desalination, and fuel cells.
  • critique and evaluate research on nanostructured membranes for energy production from wastewaters and saline water, and for carbon dioxide capture.


Continuous assessment: 50%
Final examination: 50%

Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Workload requirements

3 hours lectures, 3 hours tutorial and 6 hours of private study per week.
One 4-hour laboratory during the semester.

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