Year: 2016 | Month: June | Volume: 3 | Issue: 6 | Pages: 59-62
Research and Studies on Membrane Reactors
Sunil J. Kulkarni
Datta Meghe College of Engineering, Airoli, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Cost effective technology with compact equipment size is always advantage in process selection. The available technologies can be modified to make them more and more cost effective. Process intensification is one such field which aims at increasing effectiveness of processes in terms of cost, space, efficiency and conversion. Coupling of two unit operations or processes can exhibit excellent results in some processes. Combination of membrane separation with reaction is found to be very effective in many applications. The membrane bioreactors find application in dehydrogenation, hydrolysis and enzyme catalyzed reactions. Current review summarizes studies and research on membrane reactors and membrane bioreactors (MBRs).
Key words: Membranes, dehydrogenation, hydrolysis, enzyme, desorption, performance, analysis.