The Institute for Fundamental Research in Separation Science (IFFRISS) is dedicated to solving problems of crucial importance to the separations industry. In collaboration with Industrial Members, mathematical, computational, and experimental methods will be applied to understand the flow of complex fluids near and through porous media and to design new self-assembled materials enabling new separations processes and improved versions of current processes.
These inherently complicated problems are central to filtration, chromatography, coalescence, and other separation and purification processes which are in turn essential for clean air, clean water, biopharmaceutical and integrated circuit production, petrochemical refining, industrial waste remediation and many other socially and industrially important applications. The need for improving separation processes is highlighted by the National Academy of Engineering1 list of 14 “Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century”, two of which are clean water and improved medicines.
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