Computational Reverse Osmosis Projects for Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Education




Project-based learning (PBL) empowers students to become active learners. In this work computational reverse osmosis (RO) projects developed from industrial case studies and research were implemented in several chemical engineering courses to enhance student learning experience. Students not only gained knowledge in water treatment, but also deepened their understanding of important concepts covered in transport phenomena, reactor engineering, process dynamics, and process design and refined their skills in using modern computing tools.

Author Biography

Mingheng Li, California State Polytechnic University

Mingheng Li, PhD, is a professor and recipient of the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Activities at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.  His research interests focus on process systems engineering for water, energy, and materials applications.  He has taught almost all the courses in the undergraduate curriculum at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.  He earned his PhD from University of California, Los Angeles.





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