Polymeric membranes for membrane reactors

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The objective of this chapter is to give an overview of the use of polymeric membranes in membrane reactors. Since the study of polymeric membrane reactors is a multidisciplinary activity, the chapter begins with some basic concepts of polymer science and polymer membranes. In the following, the different types of polymeric membrane reactors, classified into two main groups - polymeric inert membrane reactors (PIMRs) and polymeric catalytic membrane reactors (PCMRs), are presented and discussed. For each of these groups, examples of the main reactor types are given: extractors, forced-flow or contactors. Finally, there is a discussion of the modelling aspects of membrane reactors with dense polymeric catalytic membranes reported in the literature.
Original languageUnknown
Title of host publicationHandbook of membrane reactors: Volume 1: Fundamental materials science, design and optimisation
EditorsAngelo Basile
Place of PublicationSawston, Cambridge
PublisherWoodhead Publishing Limited
ISBN (Print)978-0-85709-414-8 / 978-0-85709-733-0
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

Publication series

NameWoodhead Publishing Series in Energy
PublisherWoodhead Publishing Limited
ISSN (Print)2044-9364

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