Membrane Filtration and Separation for Water Reuse in Fuel Production From Biomass

Developed by: AIChE
  • Type:
    Conference Presentation
  • Conference Type:
    AIChE Annual Meeting
  • Presentation Date:
    November 7, 2010
  • Skill Level:
  • PDHs:

Share This Post:

You will be able to download and print a certificate for PDH credits once the content has been viewed. If you have already viewed this content, please click here to login.
Water conservation is one of important sustainability issues in production and/or conversion of biomass to fuels. In this presentation, the author will use micro-algae growth and fermentation production of ethanol fuel as two examples to elaborate application of respective microfiltration and molecular separation membranes to water sustainability. Growth of micro-algae requires a large water resource, innovations of membrane materials and processes will be discussed for efficient harvesting of micro-algae from dilute culture solution and complete recycling of the water and nutrients. The fermentation process requires a lot of water injection and produces a dilute ethanol mixture. Studies on impacts of novel zeolite membranes on water reuses and minimization of waste water discharge will be presented.



Do you already own this?

Log In for instructions on accessing this content.


AIChE Member Credits 0.5
AIChE Members $15.00
AIChE Undergraduate Student Members Free
AIChE Graduate Student Members Free
Non-Members $25.00