Prospects for energy saving of distillation process with microporous membrane

Masahiko Matsukata*, Ken Ichi Sawamura, Yasushi Sekine, Eiichi Kikuchi

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The pressure for reducing energy consumption on the industry sector from a government or a general society has been increasing on the basis of a strong request to the reduction to CO2 problem. Reduction of energy demand of distillation would have great impact on this issue. Though there are a few examples of introducing membrane separation technology in chemical industry, in this paper we would like to emphasize that research and development of inorganic separation membrane using zeolite is quite attractive as a candidate enabling us large scale reduction of energy consumption.

Original languageEnglish
JournalACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Event239th ACS National Meeting and Exposition - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2010 Mar 212010 Mar 25

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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