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Project ID: G5RD-CT-2002-00678
Funded under: FP5-GROWTH
Country: Germany

Ceramic membranes for liquid/gas membrane reactors

A ceramic membrane was developed to separates the space of and a gas and a liquid phase from each other but allows a contact and in presence of a catalytic material a chemical reaction between both phases inside of the pores. By optimisation of pore size distribution and mechanical stability of the membrane layers a differential pressure of several bares between the gas and the liquid phase allows the fast transport of the gas into the pores without a bubbling through the membrane. The membrane itself is made of alpha-Al2O3 and therefor catalytic inactive and has high chemical and mechanical stability.

Multichannel ceramic membrane inner coated with a ceramic and eventual carbon layer have been also developed. They show improved effectiveness/cost ratio.

Scale-up of the preparation of these membranes has been realized.

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