Special Issue "Catalysis in Membrane Reactors"
A special issue of Catalysts (ISSN 2073-4344).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2017)
Prof. Dr. Martin van Sint Annaland
Membrane reactors exploit the synergetic effects of combining reaction and separation in a single multifunctional reactor. Examples include distributive feeding of (one of) the reactants to improve the selectivity towards the desired products or selective extraction of (one of) the products to integrate product separation/purification and enhance the reactant conversion in case of equilibrium reactions. The potential of membrane reactors has been demonstrated for a large variety of important applications. In almost all the applications of membrane reactors, catalysis plays a very important role. The catalyst can be integrated as catalytic particles in for example packed-bed or fluidized-bed membrane reactors, but can also be directly integrated into the membrane in catalytic membrane reactors. The integration of catalysts in membrane reactors requires careful tuning of the catalyst and catalytic properties to the membrane characteristics, for example to achieve chemical compatibility and to match the required operating conditions for the integration of reaction and separation. On the other hand, membrane reactors may offer the possibility to operate at more favorable operating conditions. For example, the integration of membranes into the reactor may require lower operating temperatures in view of the membrane’s stability/life-time, but it may also offer economic advantages related to the heat management of the membrane reactor, provided that sufficiently active and stable catalysts can be developed.
For this Special Issue we solicit novel contributions in this exciting field of catalysis in or for membrane reactors from the broadest perspective for all possible applications.
Prof. Dr. Martin van Sint Annaland
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- catalysts for membrane reactors
- catalytic membrane reactors
- catalysis in membrane reactors