Membranes for Membrane Reactors: Preparation, Optimization and Selection

Membranes for Membrane Reactors: Preparation, Optimization and Selection

Editor(s): Angelo Basile, Fausto Gallucci

Published Online: 4 JAN 2011 10:14PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470746523

Online ISBN: 9780470977569

DOI: 10.1002/9780470977569

About this Book

A membrane reactor is a device for simultaneously performing a reaction and a membrane-based separation in the same physical device. Therefore, the membrane not only plays the role of a separator, but also takes place in the reaction itself.

This text covers, in detail, the preparation and characterisation of all types of membranes used in membranes reactors. Each membrane synthesis process used by membranologists is explained by well known scientists in their specific research field.

The book opens with an exhaustive review and introduction to membrane reactors, introducing the recent advances in this field. The following chapters concern the preparation of both organic and inorganic, and in both cases, a deep analysis of all the techniques used to prepare membrane are presented and discussed. A brief historical introduction for each technique is also included, followed by a complete description of the technique as well as the main results presented in the international specialized literature. In order to give to the reader a summary look to the overall work, a conclusive chapter is included for collecting all the information presented in the previous chapters.

Key features:

  • Fills a gap in the market for a scientific book describing the preparation and characterization of all the kind of membranes used in membrane reactors
  • Discusses an important topic - there is increasing emphasis on membranes in general, due to their use as energy efficient separation tools and the 'green' chemistry opportunities they offer
  • Includes a review about membrane reactors, several chapters concerning the preparation organic, inorganic, dense, porous, and composite membranes and a conclusion with a comparison among the different membrane preparation techniques

Table of contents

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    3. Chapter 13

      Membranes Prepared via Molecular Layering Method (pages 357–369)

      A. A. Malygin, A. A. Malkov, S. V. Mikhaylovskiy, S. D. Dubrovensky, N. L. Basov, M. M. Ermilova, N. V. Orekhova and G. F. Tereschenko

    4. Chapter 14

      Solvated Metal Atoms in the Preparation of Catalytic Membranes (pages 371–380)

      Emanuela Pitzalis, Claudio Evangelisti, Nicoletta Panziera, Angelo Basile, Gustavo Capannelli and Giovanni Vitulli

    5. Chapter 15

      Electrophoretic Deposition for the Synthesis of Inorganic Membranes (pages 381–393)

      F. J. Varela-Gandía, A. Berenguer-Murcia, A. Linares-Solano, E. Morallón and D. Cazorla-Amorós

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