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Latest Developments in Membrane (Bio)Reactors

Inorganic Membranes and Membrane Reactors, Sustainable Process Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology, De Rondom 70, 5612 AP Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Processes 2020, 8(10), 1239; https://doi.org/10.3390/pr8101239
Received: 30 March 2020 / Revised: 27 August 2020 / Accepted: 30 September 2020 / Published: 2 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Catalysis in Membrane Reactors)
The integration of membranes inside a catalytic reactor is an intensification strategy to combine separation and reaction steps in one single physical unit. In this case, a selective removal or addition of a reactant or product will occur, which can circumvent thermodynamic equilibrium and drive the system performance towards a higher product selectivity. In the case of an inorganic membrane reactor, a membrane separation is coupled with a reaction system (e.g., steam reforming, autothermal reforming, etc.), while in a membrane bioreactor a biological treatment is combined with a separation through the membranes. The objective of this article is to review the latest developments in membrane reactors in both inorganic and membrane bioreactors, followed by a report on new trends, applications, and future perspectives. View Full-Text
Keywords: membranes; membrane reactors; bioreactors membranes; membrane reactors; bioreactors
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