Special Issue "Membrane Catalysis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 March 2016)
Prof. Dr. Raffaele Molinari
Department of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Università della Calabria, Rende (CS), Italy
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Interests: membrane processes; catalytic and photocatalytic membrane reactors; complexation reactions coupled with membranes (supported liquid membranes); ultrafiltration assisted by polymers; saving, recovery and recycle of matter and energy by membrane processes
Membrane and catalysis is a marriage of great scientific interest because, in many cases, the potentialities of membrane processes and those of catalytic processes are enhanced thanks to their synergy. Membrane Catalysis is performed in a device called Membrane Reactor (MR), where the chemical reaction and the separation process can be accomplished simultaneously in the same physical device, thus fulfilling the criteria of process intensification and minimizing environmental and economical impacts. Generally the membrane allows to confine the catalyst in the reaction ambient, thus facilitating its reuse and also permitting the selective separation of specific molecules present in the reaction ambient. As a result, a minimization of the formation of by-products, thus improving conversion, selectivity, and yield that can be obtained. Higher energy efficiency, modularity, and easy scale up are some other advantages of Membrane Catalysis compared to convectional catalysis. The appropriate choice of the membrane type, membrane module configuration, and MR is mainly determined by the type of catalysis (e.g.: homogeneous, heterogeneous, photo, bio) where the membrane can assume many roles as catalyst recovery, separation of the products, rejection of the substrate, etc. In this Special Issue, some of the most recent advances in Membrane Catalysis of basic interest or relevant to current industrial processes or processes under development or of interest for future applications, will be provided to disseminate the latest information for application in various fields.
Prof. Dr. Raffaele Molinari
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- homogeneous membrane catalysis
- heterogeneous membrane catalysis
- membrane photocatalysis
- membrane biocatalysis
- membrane enzyme catalysis
- membrane phase-transfer catalysis
- membrane nanoparticles catalysis
- membrane catalysis for waste water purification
- membrane catalysis for product synthesis
- membrane catalysis for partial oxidations
- membrane catalysis for process intensification
- membrane catalysis for environmental applications