- Discusses integration of membrane technology with industrial processes
- Explores the use of membrane reactors in chemical and large-scale hydrogen production from fossil fuels
- Considers electrochemical devices and transport applications of membrane reactors
Membrane reactors are increasingly replacing conventional separation, process and conversion technologies across a wide range of applications. Exploiting advanced membrane materials, they offer enhanced efficiency, are very adaptable and have great economic potential. There has therefore been increasing interest in membrane reactors from both the scientific and industrial communities, stimulating research and development. The two volumes of the Handbook of membrane reactors draw on this research to provide an authoritative review of this important field.
Volume 2 reviews reactor types and industrial applications, beginning in part one with a discussion of selected types of membrane reactor and integration of the technology with industrial processes. Part two goes on to explore the use of membrane reactors in chemical and large-scale hydrogen production from fossil fuels. Electrochemical devices and transport applications of membrane reactors are the focus of part three, before part four considers the use of membrane reactors in environmental engineering, biotechnology and medicine. Finally, the book concludes with a discussion of the economic aspects of membrane reactors.
With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, the two volumes of the Handbook of membrane reactors provide an authoritative guide for membrane reactor researchers and materials scientists, chemical and biochemical manufacturers, industrial separations and process engineers, and academics in this field.
Handbook of Membrane Reactors, 1st Edition
Part 1 Selected types of membrane reactor and integration with industrial processes: Engineering aspects of membrane bioreactors; Membrane contactors: Fundamentals, membrane materials and key operations; Pervaporation membrane reactors; Multi-phase catalytic membrane reactors; Microreactors and membrane microreactors: Fabrication and applications; Photocatalytic membrane reactors: Fundamentals, membrane materials and operational issues; Integrating different membrane operations and combining membranes with conventional separation techniques in industrial processes. Part 2 Membrane reactors in chemical and large-scale hydrogen production from fossil fuels: Applications of dense ceramic membrane reactors in selected oxidation and dehydrogenation processes for chemical production; Chlor-alkali technology: Fundamentals, processes and materials for diaphragms and membranes; Use of membranes in systems for electric energy and hydrogen production from fossil fuels; Palladium-based membranes for hydrogen separation: Preparation, economic analysis and coupling with a water gas shift reactor; Membrane reactor for hydrogen production from natural gas at the Tokyo Gas Company: A case study; Integrating membranes into industrial chemical processes: A case study of steam reforming with membranes for hydrogen separation; Economic analysis of systems for electrical energy and hydrogen production: Fundamentals and application to two membrane reactor processes. Part 3 Electrochemical devices and transport applications of membrane reactors: Electrochemical devices for energy: Fuel cells and electrolytic cells; Palladium-based hollow cathode electrolysers for hydrogen production; Fuel cell vehicles (FCVs): State-of-the-art technologies, economic aspects and environmental concerns; Design and engineering of metallic membranes for on-board steam reforming of biofuels in transport applications. Part 4 Membrane reactors in environmental engineering, biotechnology and medicine: Membrane operations in wastewater treatment: Complexation reactions coupled with membranes, pervaporation and membrane bioreactors; Biocatalytic membrane reactors for the removal of recalcitrant and emerging pollutants from wastewater; Photocatalytic membrane reactors: Configurations, performance and applications in water treatment and chemical production; Biocatalytic membrane reactors: Principles, preparation and biotechnological, pharmaceutical and medical applications; Economic aspects of membrane bioreactors.
Quotes and reviews
… a complete review of the state-of-the art in MR, a careful organization and details for a lot of applications for MRs, … an excellent investment., Prof. Miguel Menéndez - International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (IJHE)