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Title: Novel Catalytic Membrane Reactors

There are many industrial catalytic organic reversible reactions with amines or alcohols that have water as one of the products. Many of these reactions are homogeneously catalyzed. In all cases removal of water facilitates the reaction and produces more of the desired chemical product. By shifting the reaction to right we produce more chemical product with little or no additional capital investment. Many of these reactions can also relate to bioprocesses. Given the large number of water-organic compound separations achievable and the ability of the Compact Membrane Systems, Inc. (CMS) perfluoro membranes to withstand these harsh operating conditions, this is an ideal demonstration system for the water-of-reaction removal using a membrane reactor. Enhanced reaction synthesis is consistent with the DOE objective to lower the energy intensity of U.S. industry 25% by 2017 in accord with the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and to improve the United States manufacturing competitiveness. The objective of this program is to develop the platform technology for enhancing homogeneous catalytic chemical syntheses.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1063626
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO/16103-1
DOE Contract Number:
FG36-06GO16103
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Compact Membrane Systems, Inc., Newport, DE
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE EE Office of Industrial Technologies (EE-2F)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 02 PETROLEUM; 09 BIOMASS FUELS; 10 SYNTHETIC FUELS; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY membrane, catalyst, separation, reaction