Research & Development in Material Science

Brief on Catalytic Reactions to Maximize Production and Minimize Pollution (MPMP)

  • Open or Close SSEH Elnashaie*

    Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of British Columbia, Canada

    *Corresponding author: SSEH Elnashaie, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada

Submission: October 26, 2017; Published: November 10, 2017

DOI: 10.31031/RDMS.2017.01.000525

ISSN: 2576-8840
Volume1 Issue5


One of the main techniques for pollution control and achieving green technology is to achieve MPMP. Almost all catalytic reactions in the Petroleum refining and petrochemical industry are reversible and therefore their conversion is limited by the thermodynamic equilibrium. This conservative limitation can be broken by using selective membranes to remove one of the products. In this couple of pages editorial this revolutionary concept leading to MPMP is used for the dehydrogenation reaction where the selective membranes are used for the perm-selective removal of hydrogen [1-3]. These membranes have 100% selectivity for the removal of hydrogen. Most efficient configuration is when in the other side of the membrane is a hydrogenation reaction and the flows in the two sides of the membrane are counter-current. Such MPMP for catalytic reactors is essential part of Sustainable Development Engineering (SDE) which is an important subsystem of Sustainable Development (SD)

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