Recent developments towards a unified theory for separation science (Minireview)

Michael T. Bowser, David D Y Chen

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Various techniques for chemical separation can be described using a generally applicable theory. There are several schools of thought on how a unified separation science should be developed. The theories described include the mass balance equation (i.e. moving boundary), virtual migration distances, and the use of individual capacity factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1586-1589
Number of pages4
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jul 1998


  • Distances
  • Individual capacity factors
  • Mass balance equation
  • Resolution equation
  • Separation science
  • Virtual migration

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