1st Edition

Hydrogen Purification and Separation

    370 Pages 61 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The purification of hydrogen is necessary to fulfill purity standards of a wide variety of prospective uses, and it is also a key concern regarding the efficient supply of hydrogen. Hydrogen Purification and Separation reviews various hydrogen separation methods as well as membranes used in hydrogen separation. It discusses absorption and adsorption methods as well as novel technologies like cryogenic methods and plasma-assisted technology and discusses related economic assessments and environmental challenges.

    • Introduces miscellaneous membrane-assisted processes for hydrogen separation.

    • Provides different physiochemical absorption methods for hydrogen purification.

    • Discusses application of sorbents and swing technologies in hydrogen purification.

    • Uniquely covers hydrogen separation using novel methods.

    • Includes economic assessments and environmental challenges of hydrogen purification in detail.

    Part of the multi-volume Handbook of Hydrogen Production and Applications, this standalone book guides researchers and academics in chemical, environmental, energy, and related areas of engineering interested in development and implementation of hydrogen production technologies.

    Section I: An Overview of Hydrogen Purification and Separation Methods. 1. Introduction to Hydrogen Separation and Purification Technologies. 2. Economic Assessments and Environmental Challenges of Hydrogen Separation and Purification Technologies. Section II: Hydrogen Separation Using Membranes. 3. Polymeric Membranes for Hydrogen Separation. 4. Metal Membranes for Hydrogen Separation. 5. Zeolite Membranes for Hydrogen Separation. 6. Carbon-based Membranes for Hydrogen Separation. 7. Ceramic Membrane for Hydrogen Separation. 8. Metal Organic Framework Membranes for Hydrogen Separation. 9. Hybrid Membranes for Hydrogen Separation. 10. Silica Membrane for Hydrogen Separation. 11. Mixed Matrix Membranes for Hydrogen Separation. 12. Hollow-Fibre Membrane for Hydrogen Separation. 13. Porous Inorganic Membranes for Hydrogen Separation. Section III: Absorption Methods for Hydrogen Separation. 14. Physical Absorbents for Hydrogen Separation. 15. Chemical Absorbents for Hydrogen Separation. 16. Hydrogen Purification by Ionic Liquids and Deep Eutectic Solvents. 17. Nanoparticle-enhanced Solvents for Hydrogen Separation. Section IV: Adsorption Methods for Hydrogen Purification. 18. Zeolites for Hydrogen Purification. 19. Carbonaceous Sorbents for Hydrogen Purification. 20. Metal Organic Frameworks for Hydrogen Purification. 21. Swing Technologies for Hydrogen Purification. Section V: Other Technologies for Hydrogen Purification. 22. Cryogenic Methods for Hydrogen Purification. 23. Plasma- Assisted Technology for Hydrogen Purification


    Mohammad Reza Rahimpour is a professor in Chemical Engineering at Shiraz University, Iran. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Shiraz University joint with University of Sydney, Australia 1988. He started his independent career as Assistant Professor in September 1998 at Shiraz University. Prof. M.R. Rahimpour, was a Research Associate at University of California, Davis from 2012 till 2017. During his stay in University of California, he developed different reaction networks and catalytic processes such as thermal and plasma reactors for upgrading of lignin bio-oil to biofuel with collaboration of UCDAVIS. He has been a Chair of Department of Chemical Engineering at Shiraz University from 2005 till 2009 and from 2015 till 2020. Prof. M.R. Rahimpour leads a research group in fuel processing technology focused on the catalytic conversion of fossil fuels such as natural gas, and renewable fuels such as bio-oils derived from lignin to valuable energy sources. He provides young distinguished scholars with perfect educational opportunities in both experimental methods and theoretical tools in developing countries to investigate in-depth research in the various field of chemical engineering including carbon capture, chemical looping, membrane separation, storage and utilization technologies, novel technologies for natural gas conversion and improving the energy efficiency in the production and use of natural gas industries.

    Mohammad Amin Makarem is a research associate at Shiraz University. His research interests are gas separation and purification, nanofluids, microfluidics, catalyst synthesis, reactor design, and green energy. In gas separation, his focus is on experimental and theoretical investigation and optimization of the pressure swing adsorption process, and in the gas purification field, he is working on novel technologies such as microchannels. Recently, he has investigated methods of synthesizing bio-template nanomaterials and catalysts. Besides, he has collaborated in writing and editing various books and book chapters for famous publishers such as Elsevier, Springer, and Wiley.

    Parvin Kiani is a research associate at Shiraz University. Her research has focused on gas separation, clean energy, and catalyst synthesis. In the clean energy field, she has worked on different reforming-based processes for syngas production from methane experimentally. She has also synthesized novel catalysts for these processes which are tested in for the first time. Recently, she has written various book chapters for famous publishers such as Elsevier and the Royal Society of Chemistry.