Special Issue "Membrane and Membrane Reactors Operations in Chemical Engineering"
A special issue of ChemEngineering (ISSN 2305-7084).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (16 February 2019)
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Dr. Adolfo Iulianelli
Institute on Membrane Technology of the Italian National Research Council (CNR-ITM), via P. Bucci Cubo 17/C c/o University of Calabria, Rende, CS 87036, Italy
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Interests: membrane reactors; membrane technology in gas separation; hydrogen production and reforming reactions; CO2 capture and fuel cells
The principles of the Process Intensification Strategy, applied to chemical engineering, can lead to the development and re-design of new processes that are more compact, efficient, and useful for better-exploiting renewable materials, as well as a lower energy consumption and reduced plant volume. Membrane technology contributes to the valorization of these principles and, in the last few years, the potentialities of membrane operations have been largely recognized.
With their intrinsic behaviors of efficiency and operational simplicity, high selectivity and permeability, compatibility between different membrane operations in integrated systems, low energetic requirement, good stability under operating conditions and environment compatibility, membrane operations represent an interesting and alternative approach in chemical engineering processes. Membrane gas separation, membrane distillation, membrane crystallizers, membrane contactors, membrane strippers and scrubbers, and, in particular, membrane reactors and membrane bioreactors in their various configurations and functionalities, are growing in parallel to the molecular separations realized with pressure driven membrane operations.
Within this context, this Special Issue aims at compiling relevant contributions showing the potentialities of membrane and membrane reactors operations in chemical engineering based on the application of the Process Intensification principles. Modeling and experimental manuscripts, as well as reviews dealing with the most significative processes in chemical engineering performed via membrane and membrane reactors operations, are particularly welcome.Dr. Adolfo Iulianelli
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- membrane gas separation
- membrane reactors and bioreactors
- membrane crystallization
- membrane distillation and waste water treatment
- membrane emulsifier
- membrane operations in food applications