In this work, a catalytic membrane reactor for the direct epoxidation of propene oxide is developed. The titania and silica membranes synthesis method from an alcoxide precursor, TiO2 nano-particle powder and SiO2 colloidal solution is described. Stainless steel is used as a support for the intermediate ceramic layers. In order to obtain thin and crack-free membranes different parameters were optimized, such as drying conditions, calcination temperature, precursor concentration and viscosity of solution. The as-developed membranes were tested in a Wicke-Kallenbach cell under different operating conditions (temperature and pressure).
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium on Chemical Reaction and Engineering (ISCRE 2012), 2-5 September 2012, Maastricht, The Netherlands|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Event||22nd International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering (ISCRE 22) - Maastricht, Netherlands|
Duration: 2 Sep 2012 → 5 Sep 2012
|Conference||22nd International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering (ISCRE 22)|
|Abbreviated title||ISCRE 22|
|Period||2/09/12 → 5/09/12|