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Event Master Course in Ion Exchange Membrane Processes

During the second half of the last century ion-exchange membranes and their practical utilization in electromembrane processes have gained significant technical and commercial importance in water deionization and purification as well as in electrochemical synthesis and in energy conversion and energy storage. Certain processes such as electrodialysis are mature state-of-the-art techniques, while other processes such as capacitive electrodeionization and electrodialysis with bipolar membranes or the use of ion-exchange membranes in fuel cells and energy conversion
are more recent developments which show a large number of interesting applications.
The literature covering ion-exchange processes and their applications is very fragmented and contained in a number of scientific journals or in a large number of patents. This makes it difficult to gain an overview of today’s available ion-exchange membrane processes and their applications.
The objective of this seminar is to provide a comprehensive description of the fundamentals of ion-exchange membranes processes and their applications. The subject is covered in six chapters.
First, a very general overview of relevant ion-exchange membrane processes is given. Then some electrochemical and thermodynamic fundamentals are discussed. The preparation and characterization of ion-exchange membranes is described next. This is followed by a discussion
of the various processes as unit operations and the design of systems and equipment. Finally, present and possible future applications of ion-exchange membrane processes are treated and research needs are pointed out.


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June 18–19, 2012 Genoa, Italy
2-day intensive course on
Thermal Desalination
Lecturer Corrado Sommariva

June 20, 2012 Genoa, Italy
1-day intensive course on
Material Selection in Desalination
Lecturer Corrado Sommariva

June 21–22, 2012, Genoa, Italy
2-day intensive course on
Water Management and Economics
Lecturer Corrado Sommariva

Contact information Miriam Balaban (email:, )
Event type Training
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Source EDS
Geographical coverage Italy,
Address Genoa
Organizer EDS (European Desalination Society)
Target audience International
Duration A 3-day intensive course
Period [04/06/2012 - 06/06/2012]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH