Created by JOEL DUDAS ENVE '95
Hello, and welcome to our ion exchange information system created for
the World Wide Web. Ion exchange is a technology that, although not new, is in a stage of on-going
discovery, use, and future potential. The applications
of ion exchange are quite diverse, including water treatment, resource recovery, and pharmaceutical
manufacturing. Here at Rensselaer, students and teachers alike continue to learn about
ion exchange through both courses and research projects. Unlike many schools, Rensselaer's
research projects do include undergraduate students as well, and a better understanding, through
a hands-on approach, can be easily obtained. Courses such as Dr.
Bungay's Unit Operations in Environmental Engineering course enhance the curriculum
for environmental, civil, and any chemical engineers who may be interested in this field.
RPI offers classes that deal with ion exchange in both direct and indirect ways.
The courses are numerous and varied. The importance
of understanding the theory of ion exchange cannot
be underestimated, since each application can be unique. Developing new ion exchange
technologies is also impossible without a good grasp of ion exchange principles and theories
(unless you stumble across something by sheer luck, in which case I suggest quickly
going to Las Vegas).
Areas of Research
Rensselaer also offers an extensive research which is funded by various means.
have explored some aspects of ion exchange and will continue to do so. The Undergraduate
Research Program enables undergrads to join graduate students, doctorate students, and
teachers in the exploration of knowledge.
As you can see, Rensselaer offers a thorough program for
understanding and putting ion exchange to good use. More information on ion exchange
is available in an engineering library near you, so if you are interested even further,
it is suggested to use this resource as well. I hope you have enjoyed this presentation and
that it has piqued your interest.
Last update: 12/12/94