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Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128236598

Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes

1st Edition

Recent Advances on Membrane Reactors

Editors: Angelo Basile Fausto Gallucci
Paperback ISBN: 9780128236598
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st November 2021
Page Count: 462
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Integrated Membrane Reactors explores recent developments and future perspectives in the area of membrane reactor (MR) systems. It includes fundamental principles, the different types of membrane materials (such as polymeric and inorganic), the different types of membrane reactors (such as Micro MRs, Enzymatic MRS, Photo-catalytic MRs, Pervaporation MRs, Electrochemical MRs, etc.), their industrial perspective and, finally, there also is an economic evaluation of the metallic MRs. The book provides an extensive review in the area of MRs for each kind of application present in the specialized literature and discusses their modelling and design approaches necessary for MR systems validation in achieving high conversions, energy savings, high yields and high hydrogen (or others) products of the reactions studied.

Key Features

  • Includes membrane preparation and characterization
  • Describes all the kinds of membrane reactors today under study
  • Focuses on many applications of membrane reactors in the area of chemical and biochemical engineering
  • Discusses simulation of membrane reactors enabling their design
  • Introduces the concepts of process intensification and process integration
  • Illustrates all the advantages of membrane reactors with respect to the so-called traditional/convention reactor


Ph.D. and post Ph.D. students, academic researchers, R&D managers in industry interested in the membrane technology and in the problems related to integrated systems. Energy conversion, utilities, distribution; Bio-Engineering Companies, Bio-Process Engineering, Bio-Chemical Plants

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to membrane and membrane reactors
2. Catalytic Membrane Reactor
3. Packed Bed Membrane Reactor
4. Fluidized Bed Membrane Reactor
5. Micro membrane reactors
6. Pervaporation Membrane Reactor
7. Polymeric Membrane Reactor
8. Enzymatic Membrane Reactor
9. Bio-medical Membrane Reactor
10. Photo-catalytic Membrane Reactor
11. Electrochemical Membrane Reactor
12. Modelling of membrane reactors
13. Industrial perspectives of membrane reactors
14. Economic evaluation of metallic membrane reactors


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About the Editors

Angelo Basile

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. He also holds a full professor of Chemical Engineering Processes. 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 international scientific journals and member of the Editorial Board for 22 of them. Professor Basile is also associate editor of the international journal Hydrogen Energy and of the Asia-Pacific journal Chemical Engineering, and is Editor-in-chief of the international journal Membrane Science & Technology 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 for many national and international projects on membrane reactors and membrane science, and previously served as Director of the ITM-CNR.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Fausto Gallucci

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, The 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. Supervised 8 post-docs, 22 PhD students and more than 50 MSc students. From 2012-2017 recipient of a STW-VIDI grant for development of a membrane assisted chemical looping reactor system. More than 180 papers (h-factor = 35). Responsible teacher of process design courses, co-teacher of separation technology courses, Energy course and Safety in the chemical Industry.

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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