Special Issue "Catalytic Membranes and Their Applications"

A special issue of Membranes (ISSN 2077-0375). This special issue belongs to the section "Membrane Applications in Industry and Chemical Analysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 14 June 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Sonia Escolastico

CSIC-UPV, Instituto de Tecnología Química (ITQ), Valencia, Spain
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Interests: energy, membranes, catalysis, reactors, catalytic membrane reactors, electrolyzers, fuel cells, hydrogen separation
Guest Editor
Dr. Cecilia Mortalò

Institute of Condensed Matter Chemistry and Technologies for Energy - National Research Council (CNR-ICMATE), Italy
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Interests: high temperature ceramic conductors, energy, ceramic membranes, solid oxide fuel cells, hydrogen separation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Process intensification aims to improve the production capacity and decrease the energy consumption and waste production with a subsequent reduction of the costs. The development and implementation of new equipment and processes is a crucial factor to reaching these objectives.

In this context, the integration of permselective membranes into catalytic reactors resulting in catalytic membrane reactors (CMR) enables the combination of separation and reaction in a single step, providing improved performance over conventional reactors and more environmentally safe and economically efficient processes.

Membrane reactors allow the controlled removal or feeding of different species, and are consequently able to surpass equilibrium conversion or increase product selectivity in thermodynamically limited reactions.

The membrane industry has an important position within the chemistry industry due to the wide number of possible applications, such as nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, microfiltration, and gas separation. In fact, CMR are an emerging technology for different industrial sectors, such as the petrochemical, chemical or pharmaceutical sectors.

This Special Issue, “Catalytic Membranes and Their Applications”, aims to collect key contributions about the fabrication processes, transport properties and catalytic applications of different membranes to provide an overview of recent developments in catalytic membrane reactors.

Dr. Sonia Escolastico
Dr. Cecilia Mortalò
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • membranes
  • reactors
  • catalysis
  • catalytic membrane reactor
  • ceramic membranes
  • metallic membranes
  • polymeric membranes
  • gas separation

Published Papers

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