The department of Membrane Processes Engineering (head: Catherine Faur) is composed of 15 permanent staff (1 DR-10, 5 PR-62, 3 ass. PR-HDR-62 et 6 ass. PR-62), 20 PhD students et 2 post-doctorates. Two main topics concern the project:
-1. Process intensification: membrane separation processes coupled or not with a biological, enzymatic, chemical, photochemical or physicochemical process.
-2. Materials engineering: optimization of materials production processes in order to control the morphology, texture and membrane properties.
This global and multi – scale approach of membrane materials and processes which concerns the optimization from materials manufacturing to separative processes considering industrial applications, constitute our originality at national and international level.
More specifically, the application area of the developed processes concern water treatment (the MPE department constitutes the main research group on water treatment in the region Languedoc-Roussillon), synthesis and separation of high added-value compounds (are of food and biotechnologies) and gas treatment and separation.
Production of the department for the period 2008-2013
International peer-reviewed publications
International oral communications
National oral communications
Conferences in University or Industrial partners
Communications by posters
Patents or patent extensions
Book or book chapters
National and international collaborative projects
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