Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128136454, 9780128136461

Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes

1st Edition

Carbon Dioxide Separation/Capture by Using Membranes

Authors: Angelo Basile Evangelos Favvas
eBook ISBN: 9780128136461
Paperback ISBN: 9780128136454
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 20th July 2018
Page Count: 668
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Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes: Carbon Dioxide Separation/Capture by Using Membranes explores the unique property of membranes to separate gases with different physical and chemical properties. The book covers both polymeric and inorganic materials for CO2 separation and explains their mechanism of action, allowing for the development and most appropriate and efficient processes. It also lists the advantages of using membranes instead of other separation techniques, i.e., their low operating costs and low energy consumption. This book offers a unique opportunity for scientists working in the field of membrane technology for CO2 separation and capture.

Key Features

  • Outlines numerous membrane-based technologies for CO2 separation and capture
  • Lists new, advanced separation techniques and production processes
  • Includes various applications, modelling, and the economic considerations of each process
  • Covers advanced techniques for the separation of CO2 in natural gas


Chemists and chemical engineers, researchers in the area of membranes and carbon dioxide utilization, Environmental engineers, energy companies. It could be used in advanced Chemical Engineering courses and a key reference text for R&D managers in industry interested in the development of gas separation engineering

Table of Contents

Part 1. Polymeric Membranes for CO2 separation
1. Polymeric membrane materials for CO2 separations
2. Already used and candidate polymeric membranes for CO2 separation plants
3. CO2 selective membranes: How easy is their moving from laboratory to industrial scale?
4. Mixed matrix membranes for CO2 separations, preparation and properties
5. CO2/CH4 separation (natural gas purification) by using MMMs

Part 2. Inorganic Membranes for CO2 separations
6. Ceramic membranes, preparation, properties and investigation on CO2 separation 
7. CO2/CH4 separation by using carbon membranes
8. Poly(ionic liquid) membranes for CO2 separation
9. Fixed-site-carrier (FSC) membranes for CO2 removal from natural gas
10. Hybrid membranes (metallic membranes) for CO2 separation processes

Part 3. Membranes for post-combustion and pre-combustion CO2 capture
11. CO2 capture from coal-fired power plants (cement factory, electricity power plants etc)
12. IGCC: Integrated gasification combined cycle and CO2 capture
13. Facilitated transport membranes for CO2/H2 separation
14. Membrane considerations and plant design for post-combustion CO2 capture
15. Design considerations for post-combustion CO2 capture with membranes

Part. 4 Membrane reactors in Integrated Gasification Combined Cycles for CO2 separations
16. Hybrid membranes for CO2 removal from high pressure natural gas
17. Membrane optimization and process condition investigation for enhancing the CO2 separations from NG
18. Techno-Economic Assessment of Polymeric, Ceramic and Metallic Membranes Integration in an Advanced IGCC Process for CO2 separation and capture

Part 5. Membranes for CO2 removal from natural gas: status and perspectives
19. Natural gas compositions: which are the requested separations for them?
20. Polymeric, Ceramic, Carbon or hybrid/MMMs membranes for the CO2 removal processes from NG?
21. Membranes for NG separation processes: Recent progress and future perspectives


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About the Author

Angelo Basile

Angelo Basile, a Chemical Engineer, is a senior Researcher at the ITM-CNR where he is responsible for research related to both the ultra-pure hydrogen production and CO2 capture using Pd-based Membrane Reactors. As of 2014, he also holds a full professor of Chemical Engineering Processes. Professor Basile’s h-index is 42, with 258 document results, cited by 2279 documents and 4478 total citations in the subject area: Energy, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Engineering ( – Feb. 15, 2018). He has 140 scientific papers in peer to peer journals and 230 papers in international congresses; editor/author of more than 40 scientific books and 100 chapters on international books on membrane science and technology; 6 Italian patents, 2 European patents and 5 worldwide patents. He is referee of 116 int. scientific journals and Member of the Editorial Board of 22 of them. Professor Basile is also Editor associate of the Int. J. Hydrogen Energy and of the Asia-Pacific J. Chem. Eng., moreover Editor-in.-chief of the Int. J. Membrane Science & Technol. and Editor-in-chief of Membrane Processes (Applications), a section of the international journal Membranes. Professor Basile also prepared 25 special issues on membrane science and technology for many international journals (IJHE, Chem Eng. J., Cat. Today, etc.). He participated to and was/is responsible of many national and international projects on membrane reactors and membrane science. Professor Basile served as Director of the ITM-CNR during the period Dec. 2008 – May 2009. In the last years, he was tutor of 30 Thesis for master and Ph.D. students at the Chemical Engineering Department of the University of Calabria (Italy).

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Researcher, Institute on Membrane Technology (ITM), Italian National Research Council (CNR), University of Calabria, Rende, Italy

Evangelos Favvas

Evangelos P. Favvas is Petroleum Engineer and he belongs to the Research Staff of the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in NCSR “Demokritos”, Athens - Greece. His research interests embrace the experimental study of gas separation using membranes and sorbents with emphasis on hydrogen and carbon dioxide separations, as well as the insitu study of condensation process using the combination of X-ray scattering and adsorption techniques. He has also extended experience in the area of preparation and evaluation of new hybrid porous materials (metal doped silica based materials, CNTs, graphene, etc.) with emphasis on energy and environmental applications. The development of new processes and materials for the improvement of the physicochemical properties of conventional fuels and bio-fuels is also a branch of his scientific interests. During the last 4 years, he was tutor of 8 Thesis for master and Ph.D. Students at Greek Universities. He is author and co-author of 42 papers in peer review international journals, 2 book chapters, 2 patents and he has participated in 64 International and National conferences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Researcher, Materials and Membranes for Environmental Separations Laboratory, Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (INN), NCSR "Demokritos", Greece.

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