Papers from the Winter 2003 CEE devoted to Membrane Science and Technology

A Compendium of Open-Ended Membrane Problems in the Curriculum
G. Glenn Lipscomb
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
University of Toledo
Toledo, OH   43606-3390



Membrane separation processes have infiltrated both the academic and industrial worlds. Commercial successes have engendered a wealth of research activity and collaboration. Coverage of membrane topics in the undergraduate curriculum has lagged. This paper presents three design problems that illustrate hollow fiber membrane manufacturing processes and use of membranes in separations. The problems have been used in classes that range from the freshman/sophomore to senior years in the curriculum. These problems are unique in their emphasis on membrane manufacture.