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Membranes 2018, 8(4), 101; https://doi.org/10.3390/membranes8040101

Application of Pd-Based Membrane Reactors: An Industrial Perspective

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KT—Kinetics Technology S.p.A., Viale Castello della Magliana 27, 00148 Rome, Italy
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Processi Innovativi srl, Via di Vannina 88, 00156 Rome, Italy
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Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Salerno, via Giovanni Paolo II 132, 84084 Fisciano, SA, Italy
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Received: 13 September 2018 / Revised: 14 October 2018 / Accepted: 23 October 2018 / Published: 1 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Pd-based Membranes: Overview and Perspectives)
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The development of a chemical industry characterized by resource efficiency, in particular with reference to energy use, is becoming a major issue and driver for the achievement of a sustainable chemical production. From an industrial point of view, several application areas, where energy saving and CO2 emissions still represent a major concern, can take benefit from the application of membrane reactors. On this basis, different markets for membrane reactors are analyzed in this paper, and their technical feasibility is verified by proper experimentation at pilot level relevant to the following processes: (i) pure hydrogen production; (ii) synthetic fuels production; (iii) chemicals production. The main outcomes of operations in the selected research lines are reported and discussed, together with the key obstacles to overcome. View Full-Text
Keywords: Pd-based membrane; hydrogen; closed architecture; open architecture; gas to liquid; propylene Pd-based membrane; hydrogen; closed architecture; open architecture; gas to liquid; propylene
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Palo, E.; Salladini, A.; Morico, B.; Palma, V.; Ricca, A.; Iaquaniello, G. Application of Pd-Based Membrane Reactors: An Industrial Perspective. Membranes 2018, 8, 101.

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