Production of chemicals and energy

Adewale Giwa, Ahmed Oluwatobi Yusuf, Hammed Abiodun Balogun, Anand Balaraman, Setareh Heidari, David Warsinger, Hanifa Taher, Sulaiman Al-Zuhair, Bismah Shaikh

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Electrochemical membrane technology has been identified as a promising technology for sustainable chemical and energy production due to its potential to address several challenges in the production of chemicals and energy, including energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and waste generation. Electrochemical membrane processes can be applied to produce a wide range of feedstocks, including gases, liquids, and solids. This versatility can enable the coproduction of multiple chemicals and energy products from various feedstocks. In this chapter, the production of chemicals and energy, including bioelectricity, biomethane, biohydrogen, bioethanol, hydrogen peroxide, biodegradable electronics and biosensors, dry air from humid air, air separation into nitrogen and oxygen gases, organic solvent extraction, CO2 and H2 separation from gas mixtures, plasma generation, dewatered microalgae biomass, and purified microalgae-based products, are discussed. Electrochemical membrane processes can offer environmental benefits, such as CO2 reduction, leading to more sustainable and socially responsible production practices. The electrochemical conversion of CO2 can lead to the production of valuable chemicals, such as ethanol. With continued research and development, electrochemical membrane technology is expected to play an increasingly important role in chemical and energy production.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectrochemical Membrane Technology
Number of pages76
ISBN (Electronic)9780443140051
ISBN (Print)9780443140068
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2024


  • anode and cathode compartments
  • Coulombic efficiency
  • current density
  • Electricity production
  • greenhouse gas emissions
  • membranes
  • power density
  • wastewater treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Chemical Engineering


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