A Review on Catalytic Membranes Production and Applications

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Submitted: 01-04-2016
Published: 01-08-2017
Section: Review Articles

The development of the chemical industry regarding reducing the production cost and obtaining a high-quality product with low environmental impact became the essential requirements of the world in these days. The catalytic membrane is considered as one of the new alternative solutions of catalysts problems in the industries, where the reaction and separation can be amalgamated in one unit. The catalytic membrane has numerous advantages such as breaking the thermodynamic equilibrium limitation, increasing conversion rate, reducing the recycle and separation costs. But the limitation or most disadvantages of catalytic membranes related to the high capital costs for fabrication or the fact that manufacturing process is still under development. This review article summarizes the most recent advances and research activities related to preparation, characterization, and applications of catalytic membranes. In this article, various types of catalytic membranes are displayed with different applications and explained the positive impacts of using catalytic membranes in various reactions. Copyright © 2017 BCREC Group. All rights reserved.

Received: 1st April 2016; Revised: 14th February 2017; Accepted: 22nd February 2017

How to Cite: Abdallah, H. (2017). A Review on Catalytic Membranes Production and Applications. Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis, 12 (2): 136-156 (doi:10.9767/bcrec.12.2.462.136-156)

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Catalytic membranes; Membrane reactor; Preparation and application; Membrane technology

  1. Heba Abdallah 
    Chemical Engineering and Pilot Plant Department, Engineering Research Division, National Research Centre, 33 Bohouth St., Dokki, Giza, , Egypt

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