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A Review on Catalytic Membranes Production and Applications

1Chemical Engineering and Pilot Plant Department, Engineering Research Division, , Egypt

2National Research Centre, 33 Bohouth St., Dokki, Giza, Egypt

Received: 1 Apr 2016; Revised: 14 Feb 2017; Accepted: 22 Feb 2017; Available online: 8 May 2017; Published: 1 Aug 2017.
Editor(s): Istadi Istadi
Open Access Copyright (c) 2017 by Authors, Published by BCREC Group under

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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. 

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Keywords: Catalytic membranes; Membrane reactor; Preparation and application; Membrane technology
Funding: National Resrearch Centre, Egypt

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