Virtual Workshop

Industrial Filtration Applications using Nanotechnology and its Emerging Trends

Industrial Filtration, Polymeric & Inorganic Membranes, Wastewater Treatments, Nano-structured Materials, Emerging Trends of Micro-Ultra-Nano Filtrations, Reverse & Forward Osmosis, Nano-precursors, Nanocomposite Membranes, Nano-structured Functional Coatings, Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC), Minimum Liquid Discharge (MLD), Zero-liquid Discharge (ZLD), Wastewater Reclamation in sectors of Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Metallurgy, Ceramics, Diary, Paper & Pulp, Winery etc, Emerging Environmental Issues with Solution Options, Engineering Nanoporous Materials, Membrane Fabrications, Characterizations, Future Research

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Virtual (Google Meet)
Mentor Based
1.5 Hours per day


The program offers a comprehensive exploration of the transformative impact of new generation inorganic membranes on handling industrial filtration complexities utilizing the advances in nanotechnology. Led by industry experts and researchers, this program dives into the fundamentals of filtration technology, materials & methods for fabricating the membranes, and the emerging trends of exploiting micro, ultra & nanofiltration techniques, with the principles to realize wastewater reclamation or zero-liquid discharge (ZLD) besides generating value addition substances of process wastewater effluents. Participants will gain insights from real-world case studies, interactive discussions, and demonstrations, discovering emerging trends and innovations in the field. This unique opportunity provides engineers, researchers, and industry professionals with valuable knowledge to stay at the forefront of the industry, fostering collaborations and paving the way for a cleaner, more efficient, and sustainable future in industrial filtration applications.



This program aims to explore the exciting world of filtration technologies and its transformative impact on industrial filtration processes. We invite engineers, researchers, industry professionals, and enthusiasts to join us for a comprehensive journey into the realm of high-end filtration applications and its latest trends.

Courses Objectives

  1. Introduction to Filtration Technology: To provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of Micro-Ultra-Nano filtrations including Reverse-Forward Osmosis & Membrane Distillation and its relevance in revolutionizing industrial filtration processes.
  2. Exploration of Materials & Processes: To introduce a host of polymeric & inorganic materials with their synthesis processes & tailor-made properties for fabricating various symmetric/asymmetric membrane structures belonging Micro-Ultra-Nano-porous Membranes for attempting industrial filtration challenges.
  3. Understanding Filtration Techniques: To familiarize participants with different industrial filtration techniques and their applications, emphasizing how nano-filtration membranes combined with electrodialysis could be unique in specifically regulating the consequential issues like ”contamination of emerging concern (CEC)”, “minimum-liquid discharge(MLD) or zero-liquid discharge (ZLD) in effluents .
  4. Wastewater Reclamation:  To highlight the judicial integration of high-end membrane technologies (Ultra-Nano Filtrations) for recovering water from industrial wastewater thereby addressing water scarcity and pollution challenges in industrial settings.
  5. Understanding Fouling Mechanism of Membranes: To discuss the fouling of various membranes, more so in high-end Ultra-Nano filtration membranes and effective methods to minimize fouling for ensuring enhanced service life of the membranes
  6. Safety and Environmental Considerations: To address the potential risks and safety considerations associated with industrial pollutants and methods to minimize the sensitive issues like bioaccumulation of the pollutants suspected to result chronic toxicity, endocrine disruption, irreversible soil pollution etc.
  7. Emerging Trends and Innovations: To showcase the latest advancements and emerging trends in nanotechnology-based filtration, including cutting-edge research and commercialization prospects.
  8. Characterization of Nanomaterials: To educate participants on various techniques used for the characterization of nano-precursors and nanomaterials, such as thermal analysis, electron microscopy, X-ray power diffraction and spectroscopy, to understand the structure-property relationship.
  9. Mechanisms of Filtration Enhancement: To delve into the underlying mechanisms and interactions between surface structure of nanoparticles and contaminants in different filtration processes, providing insights on enhancing filtration efficiency.
  10. Integration of counter techniques in filtration technology: To explore the techniques like “active oxidation process (AOP), electrodialysis (ED), Forward Osmosis (FO), Membrane Distillation (MD) etc to promote long-term performance of the filtration.

Courses Structure

Day 01: Foundations of Filtration and the Rise of Inorganic Membranes
Session 1: Introduction to Membranes

  • Definition of a Membrane
  • Classes & Categories of Membranes
  • Geometries of Membranes
  • Properties of Membranes
  • Fouling of Membranes

Session 2: Understanding Filtration Principles

  • Why Filtration?
  • Principle of Filtration
  • Concepts of Micro-filtration (MF), Ultra-filtration (UF), Nano-filtration (NF), Reverse Osmosis (RO), Forward Osmosis (FO), Membrane Distillation (MD)
  • Filtration Examples

Session 3: Evolution and Advantages of Inorganic Membranes

  • History of Filtration
  • Why Inorganic Membranes? – Advantages & Disadvantages
  • Inorganic Membranes Vs. Other Classes of Membranes
  • Unique Properties of Inorganic Membranes

Session 4: Filtration Applications and Industrial Uses

  • Filtration Applications & Industrial Uses of Membranes – Case Studies
  • Summary & Conclusion
  • Session for Discussions

Day 02: Crafting the Future: Innovations in Inorganic Membrane Fabrication
Session 1: Recap and Classifications of Inorganic Membranes

  • Overview of the Previous Lecture
  • Detailed Classifications of Inorganic Membranes

Session 2: Fabrication Techniques – Part 1

  • Configurations & Geometries of Inorganic Membranes
  • Scientific Principles and Technical Guidelines for Membrane Fabrication
  • Fabrication of Inorganic Membranes: Disc Geometry Formulation (Model)

Session 3: Fabrication Techniques – Part 2

  • Fabrication of Inorganic Membranes: Hollow Tubular Configurations (Hollow)
  • Fabrication of Inorganic Membranes: Multi-channelled Configurations
  • Technical Parameters of Fabrications & Control

Session 4: Challenges and Characterization

  • Troubleshooting of Fabrications & Scale-up Issues
  • Technical Challenges on Fabrications
  • Characterization & Property Assessment of Inorganic Membranes
  • Micro-structure Assessments of Inorganic Membranes

Session 5: Enhancing Membrane Performance

  • Assessment of Thermal & Mechanical Properties of Inorganic Membranes
  • Fouling of Membranes and Validation of Inorganic Membranes

Session 6: Application Design and Innovation

  • Application Design of Inorganic Membranes
  • Innovative Applications
  • Summary & Conclusion
  • Session for Discussions

Day 03: Beyond Horizons: Charting the Future of Inorganic Membrane Technology
Session 1: Recap and Future Research

  • Overview of the Previous Lectures
  • Thoughts on Future Research in Inorganic Membranes

Session 2: Hybrid Membrane Concepts and Fabrication

  • Concepts of Hybrid Membranes
  • Fabrication of Hybrid Membranes

Session 3: Technical Challenges and Advancements

  • Challenges on Fabrication of NF & RO Membranes
  • Materials & Methods for Fabrication Research
  • Research on Coating Technologies

Session 4: Emerging Trends and Discussions

  • Trends on New Applications
  • Summary & Conclusion
  • Session for Discussions

Participant’s Eligibility

Graduates, Post Graduates, Research Scholars, Academicians, Industry Professionals of Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Ceramics Engineering, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Oil and Gas Industry, Electronics and Semiconductor Industry

Important Dates

Registration Ends

Indian Standard Timing 01:30 PM

Courses Dates

2023-08-21 to 2023-08-23
Indian Standard Timing 02:30 PM Onwards

Courses Outcomes

  • Nanomaterials Characterization Techniques: Participants will become familiar with various characterization techniques, such as Pore Size analysis (for evaluating nano-pores), Thermal Analysis techniques for evaluating nano-precursors (Thermogravimetry Analysis, Differential Thermal Analysis and Differential Scanning Calorimetry), scanning electron microscopy to evaluate nano-pore structure and pore morphology
  • Understanding Filtration Mechanisms: Attendees will gain insights into the underlying filtration mechanisms involved in MF/UF/NF/RO/FO-based filtration processes
  • Enhanced Understanding of Emerging Issues in Filtration: Participants will gain a deeper understanding of emerging issues of various pollutants and its industrial impact and further to counter such impacts in various industrial filtration processes.
  • Proficiency in Nanomaterials Selection: Attendees will become proficient in selecting and working with different types of nanomaterials suitable for specific industrial filtration needs.
  • Knowledge of Advanced Filtration Techniques: Participants will be exposed to the trends in the cutting-edge techniques and technologies used in industrial applications.
  • Industry-Academia Bridge: The program bridges the gap between academia and industry, facilitating the transfer of cutting-edge research to practical applications in the industrial sector.
  • Awareness of Emerging Trends: Participants gain insights into the emerging trends and developments in nanotechnology and filtration, helping them stay at the forefront of technological advancements in the field.
  • Sustainable Filtration Solutions: With a focus on sustainable practices, the program promotes the utilization of high-end ultra-nano porous membranes to develop eco-friendly and energy-efficient filtration systems, contributing to environmental conservation.
  • Novel Filtration Techniques: The program may lead to the development of new and innovative filtration techniques that leverage nanomaterials to achieve enhanced efficiency and performance.

Fee Structure


INR. 2777
USD. 77

Ph.D. Scholar / Researcher

INR. 2777
USD. 77

Academician / Faculty

INR. 2777
USD. 77

Industry Professional

INR. 2777
USD. 77





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