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Membranes already have important applications in artificial organs, the processing of biotechnological products, food manufacture, waste water treatment, and seawater desalination. Their uses in gaseous mixture separations are, however, far from achieving their full potential. Separation of air components, natural gas dehumidification and sweeting, separation and recovery of CO2 from biogas, and H2 from refinery gases are all examples of current industrial applications. The use of membranes for reducing the greenhouse effect and improving energy efficiency has also been suggested. New process intensification strategies in the petrochemical industry have opened up another growth area for gas separation membrane systems and membrane reactors. This two volume set presents the state-of-the-art in membrane engineering for the separation of gases. It addresses future developments in carbon capture and utilization, H2 production and purification, and O2/N2 separation. Topics covered include the: applications of membrane gas separation in the petrochemical industry; implementation of membrane processes for post-combustion capture; commercial applications of membranes in gas separations; simulation of membrane systems for CO2 capture; design and development of membrane reactors for industrial applications; Pd-based membranes in hydrogen production; modelling and simulation of membrane reactors for hydrogen production and purification; novel hybrid membrane/pressure swing adsorption process for gas separation; molecular dynamics as a new tool for membrane design, and physical aging of membranes for gas separations. Volume 1 focuses predominantly on problems relating to membranes.
|Publication date:||1st July 2011|
|Author:||Enrico (The Institute on Membrane Technology, National Research Council, Italy) Drioli|
|Publisher:||Royal Society of Chemistry|
Enrico Drioli is a Professor Chairman of the Section on Membranes for the European Federation of Chemical Engineering. is research activities focus on membrane science and engineering. He is the recipient of numerous awards and is active in many international societies, scientific committees, editorial boards, and international advisory boards. Professor Drioli is currently Chairman of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering Section on Membranes. He is also the author of more than 600 scientific papers and 18 patents in the field of membrane science and technology. Giuseppe Barbieri is a researcher at the Institute on Membrane Technology of the National Research Council ...More About Enrico (The Institute on Membrane Technology, National Research Council, Italy) Drioli