Selected Papers from the 16th International Conference on Catalysis in Membrane Reactors (ICCMR16)

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Catalysis Enhanced Processes".

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“Membrane Technology and Process Intensification Group” at the “Hydrogen, Materials & Processes Area” of the “Energy, Climate and Urban Transition Unit” of TECNALIA, Mikeletegi Pasealekua, 2 , 20009 Donostia-San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Spain
Interests: membranes; membrane reactors; separation; CO2 capture; process intensification

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Inorganic Membranes and Membrane Reactors, Sustainable Process Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology, 5612 AZ Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Interests: process design and intensification; membranes and membrane reactors; separation
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“Membrane Technology and Process Intensification Group” at the “Hydrogen, Materials & Processes Area” of the “Energy, Climate and Urban Transition Unit” of TECNALIA, Mikeletegi Pasealekua, 2 , 20009 Donostia-San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Spain
Interests: membranes; membrane reactors; separation; process intensification; graphene; water desalination; water treatment; catalyst

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Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue comprises selected papers from the 16th International  Conference on Catalyst in Membrane reactors (ICCMR16) which was held from October 16th to 18th, 2023 in San Sebastián (Spain) organised by TECNALIA.

ICCMR16 presented research and progress in the area of catalytic membrane systems by bringing together scientists and industry professionals working in the membrane, catalysis, and process engineering fields. The meeting highlighted recent developments, brought forward new ideas, promoted networking, and created a platform for discussion. We strongly believe that all participants had a great opportunity to make beneficial contacts and exchange ideas. In addition, the conference also allowed young researchers to interact closely with senior scientists.

The specific program covered the following sections:

  1. Basics
  • Catalytic Membrane Reactors (one-phase and multiphase systems).
  • Catalytic Membrane Reactors (with catalytic membranes) vs. Inert Membrane Reactors (with inert membranes).
  • Catalysts and membrane design for process intensification.
  • Modelling and simulation for process optimization.
  1. Applications
  • Large-scale membrane reactors and membrane techniques integrated with industrial processes.
  • Photocatalytic membrane reactors and membrane reactors utilizing other advanced oxidation processes.
  • Electrochemical devices and transport applications of membrane reactors (fuel cells, electrolysers, electrochemical synthesis, etc.).
  • Membrane bioreactors in wastewater treatment and biotechnology (cells and enzymes).
  • Other membrane reactor applications (e.g., artificial organs and tissue engineering, etc.).

Dr. José Luis Viviente
Prof. Dr. Fausto Gallucci
Dr. Alfredo Pacheco Tanaka
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • membrane
  • reactor
  • catalysts
  • catalysis
  • modelling
  • simulation
  • process intensification

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Intensification of Hydrogen Production: Pd–Ag Membrane on Tailored Hastelloy-X Filter for Membrane-Assisted Steam Methane Reforming
by Serena Agnolin, Luca Di Felice, Alfredo Pacheco Tanaka, Margot Llosa Tanco, Wout J. R. Ververs and Fausto Gallucci
Processes 2024, 12(1), 40; https://doi.org/10.3390/pr12010040 - 22 Dec 2023
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H2 production via membrane-assisted steam methane reforming (MA-SMR) can ensure higher energy efficiency and lower emissions compared to conventional reforming processes (SMR). Ceramic-supported Pd–Ag membranes have been extensively investigated for membrane-assisted steam methane reforming applications, with outstanding performance. However, costs, sealings for [...] Read more.
H2 production via membrane-assisted steam methane reforming (MA-SMR) can ensure higher energy efficiency and lower emissions compared to conventional reforming processes (SMR). Ceramic-supported Pd–Ag membranes have been extensively investigated for membrane-assisted steam methane reforming applications, with outstanding performance. However, costs, sealings for integration in the reactor structure, and resistance to solicitations remain challenging issues. In this work, the surface quality of a low-cost, porous Hastelloy-X filter is improved by asymmetric filling with α-Al2O3 of decreasing size and deposition of γ-Al2O3 as an interdiffusion barrier. On the modified support, a thin Pd–Ag layer was deposited via electroless plating (ELP), resulting in a membrane with H2/N2 selectivity >10,000. The permeation characteristics of the membrane were studied, followed by testing for membrane-assisted methane steam reforming. The results showed the ability of the membrane reactor to overcome thermodynamic conversion of the conventional process for all explored operating conditions, as well as ensuring 99.3% H2 purity in the permeate stream at 500 °C and 4 bar. Full article
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