Part One of the text investigates membrane reactors for syngas and hydrogen production, while Part Two examines membrane reactors for other energy applications, including biodiesel and bioethanol production.
The final section of the book reviews the use of membrane reactors in basic chemical production, including discussions of the use of MRs in ammonia production and the dehydrogenation of alkanes to alkenes.
- Provides comprehensive coverage of membrane reactors as presented by a world-renowned team of experts- Includes discussions of the use of membrane reactors in ammonia production and the dehydrogenation of alkanes to alkenes- Tackles the use of membrane reactors in syngas, hydrogen, and basic chemical production- Keen focus placed on the industry, particularly in the use of membrane reactor technologies in energy
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Preface Part 1 Membrane reactors for syngas and hydrogen production 1 Water gas shift membrane reactors (Iulianelli and Basile) 2 Membrane reactors for methane steam reforming (MSR) (Basile) 3 Membrane reactors for autothermal reforming of methane, methanol and ethanol (Gallucci) 4 Membrane reactors for dry reforming of methane (Chakraborty) 5 Membrane reactors for hydrogen production from coal (Lin) 6 Membrane reactors for the conversion of methanol and ethanol to hydrogen (Basile) 7 Membrane reactors for the decomposition of H2O, NOx and CO2 to produce hydrogen (Ghasemzadeh) 8 Membrane reactors for steam reforming of glycerol and acetic acid to produce hydrogen (Basile) 9 Membrane reactors for biohydrogen production and processing (Di Paola) Part II Membrane reactors for other energy applications 10 Membrane reactors for biodiesel production and processing (Rahmipour) 11 Membrane reactors for bioethanol production and processing (Hai) 12 Membrane reactors for biogas production and processing (Uemiya) 13 The use of membranes in oxygen and hydrogen separation in integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plants (Chiesa) 14 Membrane reactors for the desulfurization of power plant gas emissions and transportation fuels (Yang) 15 Electrocatalytic membrane reactors (eCMRs) for fuel cell and other applications (Datta) Part III Membrane reactors for basic chemical production 16 Membrane reactors for the dehydrogenation of alkanes to alkenes (Itoh) 17 Membrane reactors for oxidative coupling of methane to produce syngas and other chemicals (Takamura) 18 Membrane reactors for ammonia production (Irvine) 19 Pervaporation membrane reactors (PVMRs) for esterification (Van Der Bruggen) 20 Photocatalytic hydrogenation of organic compounds in membrane reactors (Molinari) 21 Butene oligomerisation, phenol synthesis from benzene, butane partial oxidation and other reactions carried out in membrane reactors (Rahimpour)
Angelo Basile, a Chemical Engineer, is a senior Researcher at the ITM-CNR where he is responsible for research related to both the ultra-pure hydrogen production and CO2 capture using Pd-based Membrane Reactors. He also holds a full professor of Chemical Engineering Processes. He has 140 scientific papers in peer to peer journals and 230 papers in international congresses; editor/author of more than 40 scientific books and 100 chapters on international books on membrane science and technology; 6 Italian patents, 2 European patents and 5 worldwide patents. He is referee of 116 international scientific journals and member of the Editorial Board for 22 of them. Professor Basile is also associate editor of the international journal Hydrogen Energy and of the Asia-Pacific journal Chemical Engineering, and is Editor-in-chief of the international journal Membrane Science & Technology and Editor-in-chief of Membrane Processes (Applications), a section of the international journal Membranes. Professor Basile also prepared 25 special issues on membrane science and technology for many international journals (IJHE, Chem Eng. J., Cat. Today, etc.). He participated to and was/is responsible for many national and international projects on membrane reactors and membrane science, and previously served as Director of the ITM-CNR.
Di Paola, Luisa
Vincenzo Piemonte is an associate professor at the University "Campus Bio-medico of Rome (academic courses: Artificial Organs Engineering, Biorefinery Fundamentals, Chemical Engineering Principles, Bioreactors) and an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University "La Sapienza of Rome (academic course: Artificial Organs Engineering). His research activity is primarily focused on the study of Transport phenomena in the artificial and bioartificial organs; new biotreatment technology platform for the elimination of toxic pollutants from water and soil; Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of petroleum-based plastics and bio-based plastics; extraction of valuable substances (polyphenols, tannins) from natural matrices; hydrogen production by membrane reactors for water gas shift reaction; concentrated Solar Power Plant integrated with membrane steam reforming reactor for the production of hydrogen and hydro-methane. He has about 120 publications on chemical thermodynamics, kinetics, biomedical devices modeling, Bioreactors, LCA studies.