Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes

Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes

Silica Membranes: Preparation, Modelling, Application, and Commercialization

1st Edition - August 11, 2017

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  • Editors: Angelo Basile, Kamran Ghasemzadeh
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780444638663
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444638670

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Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes: Silica Membranes: Preparation, Modelling, Application, and Commercialization discusses one of the most promising inorganic membranes, namely silica membranes, and their different applications. In the field of membrane separation technology, silica membranes play a key role in the future of the chemical industry as one of the most promising alternatives for separations at high temperatures and aggressive media. This book details the latest research findings, along with the potential industrial applications of an area that has seen growing research activity on various type of membranes due to the necessity of gas separation and water treatment processes. Many industrial companies and academic centers will find immense interest in learning about the best strategies for carrying out these processes.

Key Features

  • Reviews available methods for the characterization, preparation, and applications of silica membranes
  • Includes new and emerging modeling methods
  • Discusses silica membrane applications for hydrogen production and applications in CO2 capturing, water treatment, and pervaporation


Membrane scientists involved in membrane preparation for various applications, chemical engineers and material scientists, undergraduate and particularly graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and professors. Membrane fabrication companies

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Inorganic membranes roles in the industrial applications

    Part A: Silica membrane preparation
    1. Preparation of silica membranes by sol gel method
    2. Preparation of silica membranes by CVD method
    3. Preparation of silica membranes by CVI method

    Part B: Theory analysis of silica membranes
    4. Separation theory of silica membranes
    5. Molecular dynamic (MD) simulation of silica membranes
    6. Modeling of silica membranes

    Part C: Application of silica membranes
    7. Silica membranes application for water treatment
    8. Silica membrane application for desalination process
    9. Silica membrane application for pervaporation process
    10. Silica membranes application for hydrogen separation
    11. Silica membranes application for carbon dioxide separation
    12. Silica membrane reactor

    Part D: Challenges on commercializing the silica membranes
    13. Hydrothermal improvement of silica membranes
    14. Polarization in silica membranes
    15. Silica membranes sealing in high temperatures

Product details

  • No. of pages: 378
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2017
  • Published: August 11, 2017
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780444638663
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444638670

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

Hydrogenia, Genoa, Italy

Kamran Ghasemzadeh

Dr. Kamran Ghasemzadeh is an associate professor of chemical engineering at the Urmia University of Technology (Urmia, Iran). At this moment, he is director of UUT research center. He received his doctorate from the Sahand University of Technology (Tabriz, Iran) and worked as a researcher in the Nanomaterial Research Center (NMRC) for several years. Dr. Ghasemzadeh has collaborated with ITM-CNR conducting research on hydrogen production using inorganic (lead or silica-based) materials. He has made many important contributions to the materials and devices for sustainable, clean energy such as inorganic membrane reactors, pure hydrogen production, natural gas conversion, gas separation by membranes, inorganic membrane synthesis and modeling of membrane reactor performance and separation processes.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, Urmia University of Technology, Urmia, Iran

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