Special Issue "Catalysis in Membrane Reactors"

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemical Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Fausto Gallucci

Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Inorganic Membranes and Membrane Reactors Research Group, Room 1.45, Helix-west, Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Phone: +31 40 247 3675
Interests: Process design and intensification; Membrane and membrane reactors; Separation technologies
Guest Editor
Dr. Jose A. Medrano Jimenez

Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Inorganic Membranes and Membrane Reactors Research Group, Room 1.47, Helix-west, Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Interests: membrane reactors; membrane systems; process evaluation; process design; plasma technology; fluidization technology
Guest Editor
Dr. Arash Helmi

Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Inorganic Membranes and Membrane Reactors Research Group, Room 1.49, Helix-west, Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Interests: Separation technologies; Membrane based separation; Process synthesis; Artificial intelligence

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue on “Catalysis in Membrane Reactors” is being coordinated with the 14th International Conference on Catalysis in Membrane Reactors (ICCMR-14) which is being held from 8–11 July, 2019 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The aim of the ICCMR conference is to promote the research and progress in the area of catalytic membrane systems by bringing together academic scientists and industry working in the membrane, catalysis and process engineering fields.

 This Special Issue collects works related to membrane reactors and processes related to membranes and membrane reactors. It will also include selected papers from ICCMR-14 conference. This Special Issue focuses on, but is not limited to, papers that align with the “Membrane Reactors” subject of this conference:

  1. Basics
    1. Catalytic membrane reactors (one-phase and multiphase systems)
    2. Catalytic membrane reactors (with catalytic membranes) vs. inert membrane reactors (with inert membranes)
    3. Catalyst and membrane design for process intensification
    4. Modelling and simulation for process optimization
  2. Applications
    1. Large-scale membrane reactors and membrane techniques integrated with industrial processes
    2. Photocatalytic membrane reactors and membrane reactors utilizing other advanced oxidation processes
    3. Electrochemical devices and transport applications of membrane reactors (fuel cells, electrolysers, electrochemical synthesis, etc.)
    4. Membrane bioreactors in wastewater treatment and biotechnology (cells and enzymes)
    5. Other membrane reactor applications (e.g. Artificial organs and tissue engineering, etc.).

Prof. Dr. Fausto Gallucci
Dr. Jose A. Medrano Jimenez
Dr. Arash Helmi
Guest editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Processes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • membrane
  • reactor
  • catalysts
  • catalysis
  • modelling
  • simulation
  • process intensification

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Research

Open AccessFeature PaperArticle Long-Term Stability of Thin-Film Pd-Based Supported Membranes
Processes 2019, 7(2), 106; https://doi.org/10.3390/pr7020106
Received: 16 January 2019 / Revised: 1 February 2019 / Accepted: 13 February 2019 / Published: 16 February 2019
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Membrane reactors have demonstrated a large potential for the production of hydrogen via reforming of different feedstocks in comparison with other reactor types. However, the long-term performance and stability of the applied membranes are extremely important for the possible industrial exploitation of these [...] Read more.
Membrane reactors have demonstrated a large potential for the production of hydrogen via reforming of different feedstocks in comparison with other reactor types. However, the long-term performance and stability of the applied membranes are extremely important for the possible industrial exploitation of these reactors. This study investigates the long-term stability of thin-film Pd-Ag membranes supported on porous Al2O3 supports. The stability of five similarly prepared membranes have been investigated for 2650 h, up to 600 °C and in fluidized bed conditions. Results show the importance and the contribution of the sealing of the membranes at temperatures up to 500 °C. At higher temperatures the membranes surface deformation results in pinhole formation and a consequent decrease in selectivity. Stable operation of the membranes in a fluidized bed is observed up to 450 °C, however, at higher temperatures the scouring action of the particles under fluidization causes significant deformation of the palladium surface resulting in a decreased selectivity. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Catalysis in Membrane Reactors)
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

1. Dr. Gallucci <[email protected]>
2. Dr. Beran <[email protected]>
3. Dr. Yang <[email protected]>
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