Department Seminars: Intensification in Membrane Engineering

Speaker Professor I G. Wenten Department of Chemical Engineering - ITB, Indonesia

Host Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Date/Time 14 Jun - 14 Jun, 3.00pm

Venue E5-02-32 , Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore


Membrane can be consider as an intensification tool. Process intensification with membrane has been developed in almost all industrial sectors. Meanwhile, a large number of research has been done for intensification in membrane engineering. Now days, membrane with selective layer as thin as 10-50 nm can be found commercially. Further intesification in membrane engineering may need an enermous effort. In this talk, intensification process with membrane and intensification in membrane engineering are reviewed comprehensively. Some unique applications based on author experience are presented. Special emphasize is given to the development of newly developed non-modular membrane system as a novel approach in designing large scale membrane plant. Furthermore, recent development in membrane technology and its status in Indonesia will be discussed.


I Gede Wenten received his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) Indonesia and his MSc and PhD degrees from DTU Denmark. He is a professor of chemical engineering and a member of the Research Center for Nanosciences and Nanotechnology, ITB. He has extensive experience in membrane technology, both at industrial and academic levels, with a career spanning more than 25 years. His research interests include membrane preparation, membrane applications, and membrane fouling.