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Special Issue "Adsorption Based Reactive-Separation Processes"
A special issue of Separations (ISSN 2297-8739).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 December 2021) | Viewed by 5073
Special Issue Editors
Interests: chemical engineering; bioengineering; materials engineering
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Interests: chemical reaction engineering; adsorbent and catalyst development; adsorption/reaction processes; simulation moving bed technology; process modeling and simulation
Special Issue Information
The concept of process intensification represents one of the major paradigm changes in chemical reaction engineering over the last few decades, leading to the development of new and efficient hybrid technologies that were able to overcome the performance of conventional processes, substantially reducing production costs and environmental impact.
In this context, adsorption-based reactive processes emerged as a key technology within this research field and have been extensively applied for the synthesis and purification of relevant compounds within the petrochemicals, food, fine chemicals, and pharmaceuticals industries, among others. Through the synergetic effects arising from the combination of chemical reaction with products separation by adsorption in a single device, more efficient use of raw materials and energy can be achieved.
These processes can be implemented in single-column fixed bed reactors or in complex multi-column units with cyclic operation modes, as the simulated moving bed reactor, both for liquid and gas phase systems. Despite the challenges of simultaneously meeting the technical and operational requirements for achieving optimal reaction and separation conditions, the advantages brought by the combination of these techniques largely overcome its drawbacks. Moreover, the deep knowledge of the phenomena undergoing in these processes, together with the latest advances in materials sciences and mathematical modeling, have supported the success of these technologies.
For these reasons, this Special Issue aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the advantages of adsorption-based reactive separation processes over conventional techniques, demonstrating its outstanding performance and wide range of applications.
Prof. Dr. Alírio E. Rodrigues
Dr. Rui P. V. Faria
Dr. Jonathan C. Gonçalves
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Process intensification
- Multifunctional reactors
- Hybrid materials
- Sorption-enhanced reactors
- Multilayer bed systems
- Simulated moving bed reactor
- Process integration