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Inorganic membranes for pervaporation: proof of concept (PERSEP)

Objective

The objective is to develop membranes, modules and systems to come to a quick implementation of tubular silica membranes in dewatering pervaporation processes in the process industry as cost effective and energy efficient alternative for e.g. distillation. The work concerns the proof of concept of this energy efficient technology in organic solvent dewatering applications and in the production of esters/resins wherein the equilibrium is shifted by the removal of water. By experimental laboratory research, bench-scale studies and extensive on-site testing with real process feeds using a pilot module (1m2) the benefits among which 50% energy reductions will be shown followed by the development and testing of a semi-industrial module. The project is progressing the results of a current EU project. This novel technology will strengthen the European competitiveness, as it is the first time this technology becomes available on this scale worldwide.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRE OF THE NETHERLANDS
Address
3,Westerduinweg 3
1755 ZG Petten
Netherlands

Participants (2)

AACHEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Germany
Address
Turmstrasse 46
52064 Aachen
SULZER CHEMTECH MEMBRANE SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
Address
Friedrichthaler Strasse 19
66540 Neunkirchen