Paul Jennings

Emeritus Faculty | Florida Institute of Technology

Contact Information

jennings@fit.edu
(321) 674-7561
F.W. Olin Engineering Complex, 257

Educational Background

Ph.D. University of Illinois 1975

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University, (1975-1978.

Assistant / Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering / Chemical and Environmental Engineering / Chemical Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology, 1979-present.

Selected Publications

Parrish, C.F., Lueck, D.E., and Jennings, P.A.. 2001. Buffer Gas Acquisition and Purification, Proceedings of the Space Technology & Applications International Forum - 2001, Albuquerque, NM, Feb.11-15, 2001

Jennings, P.A., M.S.H. Bader and A.A. Alsaygh. 1993. Separation of Organic Solutes from Water by Low Pressure Reverse Osmosis, J. Environ. Sci. and Health, Part A -- Environ. Sci. and Eng. A28(8): 1669-1687.

Jennings, P.A., E.S.K. Chian and V.L. Snoeyink. 1976. A Theorectical Model for submerged Biological Filter, Biotechnol. Bioeng. 18(9): 1249-1273.

Research

Development of a novel membrane separation process to remove and concentrate trace gases, such as carbon dioxide in air (primarily for applications to spacecraft atmospheres) and hydrogen sulfide in natural gas.

Use of ion exchange to recover phosphate ions from acidic industrial waste water streams resulting from processing of phosphate ore.

Development of a novel biological reactor to produce algae for use as feed in aquaculture systems. Dr. Jennings’ research activities focus on removal and recycle of wastes from water and air. In general, Dr. Jennings’ interests extend to design and modeling of any process for air or water treatment.

Recent research projects have examined processes ranging from use of ultrasound to catalyze liquid phase reactions to use of electromagnetic treatment to reduce scaling in crude oil heat exchangers.