This research level reference book has been co-written by Enrico Drioli, perhaps one of the world's best known researchers into membrane technology. The application of membrane technology to chemical transformation and molecular separation are beginning to be exploited in the pharmaceutical science and biotechnology industries, but there is a need for researchers and students to have up-to-date literature - and this book provides it. The book will be of interest to students of chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmacy and biotechnology.
Introduction Part 1: General Principles 1. Membranes and Membrane Processes 2. Catalytic Membrane Reactors (CMRs) Part 2: Applications of Catalytic Membrane Reactors 3. Catalytic Membrane Reactors in Integrated Processes for Production of Bioactive Compounds 4. Catalytic Membrane Reactors for Production of Pure Optical Active Compounds 5. Catalytic Membrane Reactors for Retention and Recycling of Co-enzyme 6. Catalytic Membrane Reactors for Bioconversion of Low Water Solubility Substrates 7. Membranes and Membrane Reactors in Artificial Organs.