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ERIC Number: EJ877793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-2479
Separations: A Short History and a Cloudy Crystal Ball
Wankat, Phil
Chemical Engineering Education, v43 n4 p286-295 Fall 2009
Separations have played a major role in the history of chemical engineering and will continue to be important. Since separations have always been a major cost item in the process industries, they have always been a critical key to successful commercialization. First, while reviewing the history of separation processes we will observe that many separation processes such as distillation, adsorption, chromatography and filtration were used long before they were understood. Next, we will discuss the current teaching of separation processes where the goal is to get students to understand. The final part will explore predictions for the future of applications, teaching and research funding in separation processes.
Chemical Engineering Education, Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE. P.O. Box 142097, Gainesville, FL 32614. Tel: 352-392-0861; Fax: 352-392-0861; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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