Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes

Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes

Recent Advances in Metallic Membranes

1st Edition - January 5, 2020

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  • Editors: Angelo Basile, Fausto Gallucci
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128183335
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128183328

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Current Trends and Future Developments in (Bio-) Membranes: Recent Advances in Metallic Membranes presents recent developments in metallic membranes used in membrane reactors to save energy. It also offers a comprehensive review of the present state-of-the-art on the fabrication and design of metallic membranes and membrane reactors, considering various applications. This book focuses on the structure, preparation, characterization and applications of metallic membranes and membrane reactors, as well as transport mechanisms and simulation aspects. As recent research has focused on the development of metallic membranes and their applications, this book is an ideal reference on different production procedures and their use.

Key Features

  • Reviews metallic membranes research and applications
  • Outlines the mechanisms of metallic membrane based processes
  • Includes structure, preparation, characterization and properties of metallic membranes
  • Highlights various applications of metallic membranes in energy production


R&D managers in industry interested in the development of metallic membrane and inorganic membrane reactors as well as academic researchers and postgraduate students working in the wider area of the membrane processes to energy conversion

Table of Contents

  • Part 1: Preparation and characterization of metallic membranes
    1. Supported and self-supported Pd membranes
    2. Ni-, V-, Nb-based membranes
    3. Other metal membranes: pore-plated membranes, Cermet like membranes, etc.
    4. Mass Transport in Hydrogen Permeation in Pd-based Membranes
    5. Tortuosity Evaluation of FCC and BCC structure for pure-crystalline metal lattice characterization
    6. Role of strain and legant effect in H2 production on bimetallic Pd/M (M late transition FCC metals) alloys
    7. A general overview of hydrogen embrittlement
    8. An overview of the effect of poisoning on metallic membranes
    9. Degradation of metallic membranes
    10. H2S resistance Pd-based membranes
    11. Amorphous metal membranes

    Part 2: Metallic membrane reactors - applications and simulations
    12. Membrane reactor – types
    13. Micro metallic membranes (include hollow fiber metallic membranes and other types)
    14. Membrane reactors for hydrogen production
    15. Energy analysis of innovative systems with metallic membranes
    16. Industrial perspectives of membrane reactors
    17. General aspects of simulation of metallic membrane reactors
    18. Economic evaluation of metallic membrane reactors
    19. An overview of the last recent European Projects on metallic membranes

Product details

  • No. of pages: 412
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: January 5, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128183335
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128183328

About the Editors

Angelo Basile

Angelo Basile, a chemical engineer, is the author of hundreds of papers, books, chapter books, and special issues, with also various Italian, European, and worldwide patents. Basile is an associate editor of various international journals (IJHE, APCEJ, etc.), editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Membrane Science and Technology, and a member of the editorial board of more than 25 international journals. Today Basile is an R&D manager at both ECO2Energy (Rome) and Hydrogenia (Genoa) and is collaborating with the Department of Engineering at the University Campus Bio-medical of Rome (Italy).

Affiliations and Expertise

R&D Manager, ECO2Energy (Rome) and Hydrogenia (Genoa) and Department of Engineering, University Campus Bio-medical, Rome, Italy

Fausto Gallucci

Fausto Gallucci is Full Professor of Inorganic Membranes and Membrane Reactors at the Chemical Engineering and Chemistry department of Eindhoven University of Technology/ Netherlands. In the last 10 years responsible of around 30 projects on membranes, membrane reactors and integrated reactors. His research is related to development of membranes and novel multiphase reactors, in particular membrane reactors and dynamically operated reactors. His research focuses on the interaction of heterogeneous catalysis, transport phenomena, and fluid mechanics in these novel multifunctional reactors. Particularly interesting application areas are methanol production in zeolite and carbon membranes, methane activation with oxygen selective membranes, the Fischer-Tropsch reaction in carbon-based membrane reactors, and hydrogen production by reforming/dehydrogenation reactions with hydrogen selective membranes. Since 2020 Gallucci is Dean of the department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology and Chairman of the Sustainable Process Engineering group.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Inorganic Membranes and Membrane Reactors, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

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