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Serena Bandini

Associate Professor

Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering

Academic discipline: ING-IND/24 Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering


Keywords: nanofiltration food industry ultrafiltration dielectric exclusion amphoteric membranes electrochemical phenomena reverse osmosis electrolyte solutions microfiltration electrodialysis process design inorganic membranes ion exchange membranes membrane charge macroporous membranes adsorption membrane contactors membrane cascades oligosaccharides

The scientific activity is performed in the field of Process Engineering, and it mainly concerns typical topics on “Membrane and membrane reactor processes for liquid mixtures”. Fields of interest are membrane characterization, transport phenomena modelling and process development on an industrial scale.

Main Topics:

  • Polymeric membranes characterization for Nanofiltration, Reverse Osmosis, Ultrafiltration and Microfiltration processes.
  • Inorganic membranes characterization (Microfiltration and Nanofiltration) for liquid mixtures.
  • Ion Exchange (omopolar and /or amphoteric) membranes characterization by electrochemical techniques.
  • Characterization of “membrane contactors” for L-L and/or L-G separation units
  • Investigation of transport phenomena, interfacial partitioning mechanisms and analysis of charge formation mechanisms in Nanofiltration membranes.
  • Innovative processes development for the separation of liquid mixtures by dense/microporous membranes as well as by inorganic membranes.
  • Development of conversion and separation processes  by electro-membranes (Electrodialysis, Donnan dialysis, etc.).
  • Development of conversion and separation processes based on polimeric/or inorganic “membrane contactors” for process industry.
  • Development of membranes processes in food industry.
  • Development and design of membrane equipment for aqueous streams fractionation
  • process development of membrane cascade for environmental and food applications