Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes

Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes

Recent Advances on Membrane Reactors

1st Edition - September 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Angelo Basile, Fausto Gallucci
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128236598

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 462
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: September 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128236598

About the Editors

Angelo Basile

Angelo Basile, officially qualified as a Full Professor at university in the subject “Sistems, Methods and Technologies of the Chemical Engineering Processes”, until 2020 was a senior researcher at the Italian National Research Council (CNR), wherein he developed membranes for gas purification and membrane reactors for pure hydrogen production. His prolific research works have been published in numerous papers and conference proceedings, and he has also produced various Italian (8), European (3 )and worldwide (1)patents. Basile has edited more than 60 scientific books and 60 special journal issues on membrane science and technology. He is an associate editor of various international journals (like IJHE) and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Membrane Science & Technology; and member of the editorial board of more 20 int. journals. Angelo Basile’s h-index 51, on the areas: Energy, Chem. Eng., Env. Science, Materials Science, Chemistry, ( – 21 March 2022). Today Basile is a R&D Manager at ECO2Energy (Rome) and Hydrogenia (Genoa), both societies under the umbrella of the European society Greeninvest; he also is offcially collaborating with the Dept. of Eng. at the University Campus Bio-medical of Rome.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute on Membrane Technology, University of Calabria, Rende, 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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