eBook Handbook of Membrane Reactors, 1st Edition

  • Volume 1
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  • ISBN-10: 0857097334
  • ISBN-13: 9780857097330
  • DDC: 660.2832
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 696 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Membrane reactors are increasingly replacing conventional separation, process, and conversion technologies in a wide range of applications. Exploiting advanced membrane materials, they offer enhanced efficiency, are adaptable and have great economic potential. Therefore, there is increasing interest in them from the scientific and industrial communities, stimulating research and development. The two volumes of the Handbook of Membrane Reactors draw on this research for an authoritative review of this important field. Volume 1 explores fundamental materials science, design, and optimization, beginning with a review of polymeric, dense metallic, and composite membranes for membrane reactors. Polymeric and nanocomposite membranes for membrane reactors, inorganic membrane reactors for hydrogen production, palladium-based composite membranes, and alternatives to palladium-based membranes for hydrogen separation in membrane reactors are discussed. Part Two investigates zeolite, ceramic and carbon membranes, and catalysts for membrane reactors in more depth. Part three explores membrane reactor modelling, simulation and optimization, including the use of mathematical modelling, computational fluid dynamics, artificial neural networks, and non-equilibrium thermodynamics to analyze varied aspects of membrane reactor design and production enhancement. The two volumes of the Handbook of Membrane Reactors are an authoritative guide for membrane reactor researchers and materials scientists, chemical and biochemical manufacturers, industrial separations and process engineers, and academics.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Front Matter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contributor Contact Details.
Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy.
1: Polymeric, Dense Metallic and Composite Membranes for Membrane Reactors.
2: Polymeric Membranes for Membrane Reactors.
3: Inorganic Membrane Reactors for Hydrogen Production: An Overview with Particular Emphasis on Dense Metallic Membrane Materials.
4: Palladium-Based Composite Membranes for Hydrogen Separation in Membrane Reactors.
5: Alternatives to Palladium in Membranes for Hydrogen Separation: Nickel, Niobium and Vanadium Alloys, Ceramic Supports for Metal Alloys and Porous Glass Membranes.
6: Nanocomposite Membranes for Membrane Reactors.
7: Zeolite, Ceramic and Carbon Membranes and Catalysts for Membrane Reactors.
8: Zeolite Membrane Reactors.
9: Dense Ceramic Membranes for Membrane Reactors.
10: Porous Ceramic Membranes for Membrane Reactors.
11: Microporous Silica Membranes: Fundamentals and Applications in Membrane Reactors for Hydrogen Separation.
12: Carbon-Based Membranes for Membrane Reactors.
13: Advances in Catalysts for Membrane Reactors.
14: Membrane Reactor Modelling, Simulation and Optimisation.
15: Mathematical Modelling of Membrane Reactors: Overview of Strategies and Applications for the Modelling of a Hydrogen- Selective Membrane Reactor.
16: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Analysis of Membrane Reactors: Simulation of Single- and Multi-Tube Palladium Membrane Reactors for Hydrogen Recovery from Cyclohexane.
17: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Analysis of Membrane Reactors: Simulation of a Palladium-Based Membrane Reactor in Fuel Cell Micro-Cogenerator System.
18: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Analysis of Membrane Reactors: Modelling of Membrane Bioreactors for Municipal Wastewater Treatment.
19: Models of Membrane Reactors Based on Artificial Neural Networks and Hybrid Approaches.
20: Assessment of the Key Properties of Materials Used in Membrane Reactors by Quantum Computational Approaches.
21: Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics for the Description of Transport of Heat and Mass Across a Zeolite Membrane.