Handbook of Membrane Reactors (Two volume set) - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781782421368, 9781782424109

Handbook of Membrane Reactors (Two volume set)

1st Edition

Editors: Angelo Basile
Hardcover ISBN: 9781782421368
eBook ISBN: 9781782424109
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 4th April 2013
Page Count: 126
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Membrane reactors (MRs) exploit advanced membrane materials to replace conventional industrial technologies across a wide range of applications, offering enhanced efficiency, adaptability and economic potential. There has therefore been increasing interest in membrane reactors from both the scientific and industrial communities, stimulating research and development. The two volumes of the Handbook of membrane reactors draw on this research to provide an authoritative review of this important field.

Volume one explores fundamental materials science, design and optimisation, beginning with a consideration of polymeric, dense metallic and composite membranes for membrane reactors in part one. Part two then goes on to investigate zeolite, ceramic and carbon membranes and catalysts for membrane reactors in more depth. Finally, part three explores membrane reactor modelling, simulation and optimisation.

Volume two reviews reactor types and industrial applications, beginning in part one with a discussion of selected types of membrane reactor. Part two goes on to explore the use of membrane reactors in chemical and large-scale hydrogen production. Electrochemical devices and transport applications of membrane reactors are the focus of part three, before part four considers the use of membrane reactors in environmental engineering, biotechnology and medicine. Finally, the book concludes with a discussion of the economic aspects of membrane reactors.

Key Features

  • Considers polymeric, dense metallic and composite membranes for membrane reactors
  • Discusses cereamic and carbon for membrane reactors in detail
  • Reactor modelling, simulation and optimisation is also discussed


Membrane reactor researchers and materials scientists; Chemical and biochemial engineering/process engineers and manufacturers; Industrial separations and process engineers (including petrochemical, energy, environmental, biochemical and biomedical); Academics in this field

Table of Contents

Introduction: learning lessons; Elements of a lesson learning system; Lessons learned approaches; Principles of lesson identification; Processes of lessons identified; Writing down the lessons; Taking action; Process ownership and process update; Ensuring lessons and updated processes are re-applied; Technology to support lesson learning; Sharing and seeking the unwritten lessons; The governance of lesson learning; The principles and processes of safety investigations; Learning lessons in networks at Mars, Inc,; Wikis as part of a learning system: A conversation with Peter Kemper; How not to learn lessons; Conclusions.


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About the Editor

Angelo Basile

Basile, a Chemical Engineer, is a senior Researcher at the ITM-CNR where is responsible of the researches related to both the ultra-pure hydrogen production CO2 capture using Pd-based Membrane Reactors. Angelo Basile’s h-index is 36, with 187 document results (April 1st, 2016, www.scopus.com). He has 130 scientific papers in peer to peer journals and 230 papers in international congresses; editor/author of 27 scientific books and 80 chapters on international books on membrane science and technology; 6 Italian patents, 2 European patents and 5 worldwide patents. He is referee of 92 international scientific journals and Member of the Editorial Board of 18 of them. Basile is also Editor associate of the Int. J. Hydrogen Energy and 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: 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. 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). Form 2014, Basile is Full Professor of Chemical Engineering Processes.

Affiliations and Expertise

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