Elsevier Announces New Membrane Science Books for Energy and Water Treatment Applications

New books focus on emerging membrane technologies for use by chemical engineers and materials scientists

Waltham, MA, April 23, 2015

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the publication of three new books covering emerging membrane technologies for energy and water treatment applications. The books include Membrane Reactors for Energy Applications and Basic Chemical Production, edited by Angelo Basile, Luisa Di Paola, Faisal Hai and Vincenzo Piemonte. It provides a comprehensive discussion of the increasing interest in membrane reactors (MRs) that has emerged in recent years from both the scientific and industrial communities.

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Edited by a world-renowned team of experts, Membrane Reactors for Energy Applications and Basic Chemical Production explores the potential of MRs in energy applications for increased efficiency and saving potential, and provides insights into basic chemical production. It investigates membrane reactors for syngas and hydrogen production, and examines membrane reactors for other energy applications, including biodiesel and bioethanol production. The book also reviews the use of membrane reactors in basic chemical production, including discussions of the use of MRs in ammonia production and the dehydrogenation of alkanes to alkenes.

Dr. Angelo Basile, an editor of all three new books, is a senior researcher at the Institute on Membrane Technology (ITM) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). He is currently researching H2 production and CO2 capture using Pd-based membrane technology and has edited and authored numerous books and articles on hydrogen as an energy source. Dr. Basile is also an associate editor of Elsevier’s International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.

The three new membrane science books, which will be of interest to chemical engineers and materials scientists, are:

The books are available on the Elsevier Store and on ScienceDirect, Elsevier’s full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from over 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 33,000 book titles.


Notes for editors
Review copies of the books are available to credentialed journalists upon request. Contact Michelle McMahon at m.mcmahon.1@elsevier.com or +1 781 663 2268.

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