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Ceramic Membranes for Separation and Reaction
by Kang Li

Ceramic Membranes for Separation and Reaction is the first single-authored guide to the developing area of ceramic membranes.

Ceramic Membranes for Separation and Reaction includes key examples to illustrate membrane synthesis, characterisation and applications in industry.

Contents

1. Ceramic Membranes and Membrane Processes

  • Introduction
  • Membrane Processes

2. Preparation of Ceramic Membranes

  • Introduction
  • Slip casting
  • Tape casting
  • Pressing
  • Extrusion
  • Sol-gel process
  • Dip-coating
  • Chemical vapour deposition (CVD)
  • Preparation of hollow fibre ceramic membranes

3. Characterisation of Ceramic Membranes

  • Introduction
  • Morphology of membrane surfaces and cross sections
  • Porous ceramic membranes
  • Dense ceramic membranes

4. Transport and Separation of Gases in Porous Ceramic Membranes

  • Introduction
  • Performance indicators of gas separation membranes
  • Ceramic membranes for gas separation
  • Transport Mechanisms
  • Modification of porous ceramic membranes for gas separation
  • Resistance model for gas transport in composite membranes
  • System design

5. Ceramic Hollow Fibre Membrane Contactors for Treatment of Gases/Vapours

  • Introduction
  • General review
  • Operating modes and mass transfer coefficients
  • Mass transfer in hollow fibre contactors
  • Effect of chemical reaction
  • Design equations

6. Mixed Conducting Ceramic Membranes for Oxygen Separation

  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals of mixed conducting ceramic materials
  • Current status in oxygen permeable membranes
  • Dual phase membranes
  • Oxygen transport
  • Air separation
  • Further development-challenges and prospects

7. Mixed Conducting Ceramic Membranes for Hydrogen Permeation

  • Introduction
  • Proton and electron (hole) conducting materials and membranes
  • Dual phase membranes
  • Proton transport
  • Applications of proton conducting ceramic membranes

8. Ceramic Membrane Reactors

  • Introduction
  • Membranes as product separators
  • Membranes as a reactant distributor

Index

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by Kang Li
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