Chromatographic Reactive Separations

  • Akash V. Shetty
  • Yogesh S. MahajanEmail author


Ion-exchange resins (IERs) possess the capability of catalyzing several classes of reactions, apart from their ability to make separations. In fact, it is possible to synthesize tailor-made IERs for the reactive processes at hand. Use of IERs can fetch a number of advantages compared to those of homogeneous catalysts and other solid catalysts. Reactive separation (RS) is a relatively new process technology that has the potential to offer several advantages over the conventional approach of reaction followed by separation. Various separation steps can be coupled with the reaction, including: distillation, extraction, chromatography, crystallization and separation by membranes. This chapter reviews the salient features and industrial applications of reactive separations using IERs.



Amberlyst 15


Anion-exchange membrane


Catalytic distillation


Cation-exchange membrane


Continuous stirred tank reactor


Fixed bed chromatographic reactor


Green chemistry and engineering


Ion-exchange resin

LAB sulphonate

Linear alkyl-benzene sulfonate


Liquefied petroleum gas


Process intensification


Reactive absorption


Reactive chromatography


Reactive condensation


Reactive crystallization


Reactive distillation


Reactive membrane


Reactive precipitation


Reactive separation


Reactive stripping


Simulated counter current moving bed chromatographic reactor


Simulated moving-bed reactor


Unit operations


Unit processes


Vapor–liquid equilibrium


Vapor–liquid–liquid equilibrium


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  1. 1.Chemical Engineering DepartmentDr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological UniversityLonere, Mangaon, RaigadIndia

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