Recent advances on polymeric membranes for membrane reactors

M. G. Buonomenna, Seung Hak Choi

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Membrane reactors are generally applied in high temperature reactions (>400 °C). In the field of fine chemical synthesis, however, much milder conditions are generally applicable and polymeric membranes were applied without their damage. The successful use of membranes in membrane reactors is primary the result of two developments concerning: (i) membrane materials and (ii) membrane structures. The selection of a suited material and preparation technique depends on the application the membrane is to be used in. In this chapter a review of up to date literature about polymers and configuration catalyst/ membranes used in some recent polymeric membrane reactors is given. The new emerging concept of polymeric microcapsules as catalytic microreactors has been proposed. © 2012 Bentham Science Publishers. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvanced Materials for Membrane Preparation
PublisherBentham Science Publishers Ltd.
Number of pages38
ISBN (Print)9781608055050
StatePublished - Nov 14 2012


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