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Reactive Separations

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In any chemical or biochemical process, the three major steps are upstream processing, reaction (may be bioreaction), and downstream processing. Many unit operations are used for upstream and downstream processing which directly affect the purity and cost of the product. The unit operations used in downstream processing play significant role in increasing the reaction yield and hence reduction in cost.

Integration of reaction with unit operations presents one of the most promising ways to intensify the process. It may be at purely equipment level without any new functional interrelations or may be at interrelation level such as shifting the equilibrium in reversible reactions by removing one of the products. This will be aimed to achieve lower investment costs, smaller inventory, improved heat management, improved selectivity and yield, etc. The important reactive separations are reactive distillation, reactive extraction, reactive crystallization, reactive membrane separations, reactive adsorption, and reactive absorption.

The main focus of this special issue will be on the development in new and existing reactive separation processes. The special issue will become an international forum for researchers to summarize the most recent developments and ideas in the said field, with a special emphasis given to the technical and observational results obtained within the last few years.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Design of reactive separations
  • Thermodynamics of reactive separations
  • CFD in reactive separations
  • Reactive separations in environmental engineering
  • Reactive distillation
  • Reactive extraction
  • Reactive absorption
  • Reactive adsorption
  • Reactive crystallization
  • Chemistry and economics in reactive separations
  • Other related topics
Manuscript DueFriday, 29 August 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 21 November 2014
Publication DateFriday, 16 January 2015

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