American Filtration & Separations Society (AFS)

Ultrafiltration Membrane Training Course


This course provides an in depth study of the Ultrafiltration membranes typically used in the Pharmaceutical, Microelectronic, Food and Beverage, Water and Waste Water, Coatings, Chemical, Oil and Gas, Laboratory, and Medical Markets.

The attendee will learn about membrane:

  • Definitions
    • Microfiltration, Ultrafiltration, Nanofiltration, and Reverse Osmosis
  • Terminology
    • Flux, Permeate, Cross Flow Velocity, Trans Membrane Pressure, Concentration Polarization
  • Types
    • Philicity, Morphology, Structure, Formats, Materials, and Supports
  • Membrane Formation
    • Liquid, Vapor, and Thermal Phase Inversion
  • Pore Structure
    • Isotropic, Anisotropic, Asymmetric
  • Pore Size
    • History, Measurement, Efficiency, Reality, Integrity Testing, Distribution
  • Retention Efficiency
    • Nominal Molecular Weight Cut Off, Absolute, Real World
  • Surface Modification
    • Philicity, Adsorption, Binding
  • Retention Mechanisms
    • Sieve, Adsorption, Velocity, Size Exclusion
  • Pressure/Flow Characteristics
    • Thickness, Pore Distribution, Surface Area, Effective Surface Area
  • Life
    • Plugging, Passage, Grow Through, Cross Flow Parameters
  • Device Geometries
    • Hollow Fiber, Tubular, Spiral Wound, Flat Plate Cassettes
  • Cross Flow Filtration
    • Critical Parameters and Control, Single or Multiple Use
  • Applications
    • Pharmaceutical, BioPharmaceutical, Food and Beverage, Microelectronics, Chemical, Medical, Laboratory

The aforementioned bullet points are representative but by no means totally inclusive.

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