Mission:  Discover and develop unique separations approaches using fundamental chemical and physical principles to achieve sustainable, effective, and economical processes.

Introduction:  Separation steps in chemical processes typically account for more than 50% of the capital investment and a substantial fraction of the process cost and energy requirements.  Thus, effective separation of products using environmentally benign and economical processes, represents a major goal of the SSC.  This goal is achieved by fostering collaborative, interdisciplinary, and novel solutions for separations challenges in high value-added products and commodity chemicals.