Advances in Synthesis Gas: Methods, Technologies and Applications

Advances in Synthesis Gas: Methods, Technologies and Applications

Syngas Purification and Separation

1st Edition - October 22, 2022

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  • Editors: Mohammad Reza Rahimpour, Mohammad Amin Makarem, Maryam Meshksar
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323918770
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323985192

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Advances in Synthesis Gas: Methods, Technologies and Applications: Syngas Purification and Separation considers different common and novel processes for the purification of produced syngas, such as absorption, adsorption, membrane, cryogenic distillation and particulate separation technologies in addition to thermal and oxidative processes for tar removal. The role of various catalysts or materials in absorption, adsorption and membrane processes are discussed in separate chapters to address each in more detail.

Key Features

  • Introduces various adsorption and absorption techniques for purifying syngas
  • Describes syngas purification by various membranes
  • Discusses novel technologies for syngas purification


Academic area: Academic students and professors, Researchers; Academic disciplines: Chemical engineering, Chemistry, Oil and gas engineering; Industrial area: Refinery and petrochemical engineers, Energy producers and utilities, Power generation plants, Process design companies, Oil, gas and petrochemical industries, R & D departments

Table of Contents

  • Section I: Absorption Techniques for Syngas Purification
    1. Characteristics of syngas impurities; physical and chemical properties
    2. Syngas purification by common solvents
    3. Syngas purification by ionic liquids and DESs
    4. Syngas purification by modified solvents with nanoparticles

    Section II: Adsorption Techniques for Syngas Purification
    5. Swing technologies for syngas purification
    6. Metal-oxide sorbents for syngas purification
    7. Zeolites and molecular frameworks for adsorption-based syngas purification
    8. Activated carbon for syngas purification

    Section III: Membrane Techniques for Syngas Purification
    9. Ionic liquid membranes for syngas purification
    10. Polymeric membranes for syngas purification
    11. MOF mixed matrix membranes for syngas purification
    12. Dense metal membranes for syngas purification
    13. Molecular sieving membranes for syngas purification

    Section IV: Other Technologies for Syngas Purification
    14. Particulates separation technologies for syngas purification
    15. Plasma technology for syngas purification
    16. Thermal and oxidation processes for tar removal from syngas

Product details

  • No. of pages: 474
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: October 22, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323918770
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323985192

About the Editors

Mohammad Reza Rahimpour

Mohammad Reza Rahimpour
Prof. Mohammad Reza Rahimpour is a professor in Chemical Engineering at Shiraz University, Iran. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Shiraz University joint with University of Sydney, Australia 1988. He started his independent career as Assistant Professor in September 1998 at Shiraz University. Prof. M.R. Rahimpour, was a Research Associate at University of California, Davis from 2012 till 2017. During his stay in University of California, he developed different reaction networks and catalytic processes such as thermal and plasma reactors for upgrading of lignin bio-oil to biofuel with collaboration of UCDAVIS. He has been a Chair of Department of Chemical Engineering at Shiraz University from 2005 till 2009 and from 2015 till 2020. Prof. M.R. Rahimpour leads a research group in fuel processing technology focused on the catalytic conversion of fossil fuels such as natural gas, and renewable fuels such as bio-oils derived from lignin to valuable energy sources. He provides young distinguished scholars with perfect educational opportunities in both experimental methods and theoretical tools in developing countries to investigate in-depth research in the various field of chemical engineering including carbon capture, chemical looping, membrane separation, storage and utilization technologies, novel technologies for natural gas conversion and improving the energy efficiency in the production and use of natural gas industries.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

Mohammad Amin Makarem

Mohammad Amin Makarem
Dr. Mohammad Amin Makarem is a research associate at methanol institute, Shiraz University. His research interests are gas separation and purification, nanofluids, microfluidics, catalyst synthesis, reactor design and green energy. In gas separation, his focus is on experimental and theoretical investigation and optimization of pressure swing adsorption process, and in the gas purification field, he is working on novel technologies such as microchannels. Recently, he has investigated methods of synthesizing bio-template nanomaterials and catalysts. Besides, he has collaborated in writing and editing various books and book-chapters for famous publishers such as Elsevier, Springer and Wiley, as well as guest editing journals special issues.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Associate, Methanol Institute, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

Maryam Meshksar

Maryam Meshksar
Maryam Meshksar is a research associate at Shiraz University. Her research has focused on gas separation, clean energy, and catalyst synthesis. In gas separation, she is working on membrane separation process, and in the clean energy field, she has worked on different reforming-based processes for syngas production from methane experimentally. She has also synthesized novel catalysts for these processes which are tested in for the first time. Besides, she has reviewed novel technologies like microchannels for energy production. Recently, she has written various book-chapters for famous publishers such as Elsevier, Springer, and Wiley.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

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