Microporous membrane: A key to large-scale energy-saving in fuel and petrochemical industry

Masahiko Matsukata*, Yasushi Sekine, Eiichi Kikuchi


研究成果: Conference article査読


Reducing energy consumption on the industry sector has increasingly been a strong request to mitigate CO 2 problem. In particular, in chemical industry about 40% of the total energy is consumed for separation in which 90% or more is used for distillation. Zeolites have superior physicochemical properties, such as molecular sieving and preferential adsorption, in addition to high thermal, chemical, and structural stability. Therefore, researchers have been motivated to apply them as membranes and membrane reactors. In this presentation, we would like to emphasize that R&D of microporous membrane, especially zeolite membrane, is a vital approach for large-scale reduction of energy consumption for separation in petrochemical industry. Two examples will be introduced: acetic acid dehydration through mordenite-type zeolite membrane and silicalite-1 membrane for xylene isomers separation.

ジャーナルACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
出版ステータスPublished - 2011 12月 1
イベント242nd ACS National Meeting and Exposition - Denver, CO, United States
継続期間: 2011 8月 282011 9月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 化学 (全般)
  • 化学工学(全般)


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