Scope and Topics

The ICCMR conference series provide events with a strong interdisciplinary character: the combination of membranes, catalysis and reaction engineering, in the perspective of process intensification. All these subjects are widely covered in different specific scientific meetings, but the ICCMR conferences are the only ones covering them as an overlapping interdisciplinary field.

Our society is nowadays experiencing a great transformation, creating new paradigms. Membrane reactors are very likely to play an important role in the new arising technologies aimed at chemically intensified processes, energy conversion and storage, efficient use of industrial water and energy, future bio-based economy, etc.

It is our goal for this 11th edition of the ICCMR to offer an overview of the most advanced studies and recent trends in the field of the membrane reactors, highlighting the multidisciplinary approaches and the emerging areas; for example, engineering of catalysts and membranes at the nanoscale and microchannel reactors. Special attention will be also paid to new approaches to the modelling of membrane mass transport and to system integration.

The event aims at bringing together scientists from academic research, applied research and industry, working in membrane, catalysis and process engineering fields, with common or complementary R&D interests. It intends to stimulate contacts, to highlight recent developments and to create an interdisciplinary forum for discussion, so that to allow the germination of new ideas and concepts. Especially young researchers are encouraged to participate and to interact closely with senior scientists. ICCMR11 is really expected to be a strong milestone on the way to "Integration for Innovation without Fragmentation", the motto of the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020 and the related SPIRE PPP Roadmap.



Topics to be Covered by the Conference:

  1. Membrane reactors and chemical catalysis.
    1. Synthesis applications.
    2. Environmental applications.
    3. Energy applications.
  2. Ion-conducting membrane reactors.
    1. Mixed ionic and electronic conducting membranes.
    2. Pure ion conducting membrane reactors: fuel cells, electrolysers and electrochemical synthesis.
  3. Photocatalytic and Photoelectrochemical membrane reactors.
    1. For water and waste water treatment.
    2. For air and gas applications.
    3. Sensors.
  4. Membrane reactors and biocatalysis.
    1. Membrane bioreactors - Enzymatic and microbial systems for water, food and biotechnological applications.
    2. Microbial hydrogen production - Energy applications.
    3. Microbial and enzymatic fuel-cells - Sensors - Biomedical applications.
    4. Biofouling - Monitoring and control of membrane bioreactors.
  5. New design and concepts.
    1. Membrane and catalyst design.
    2. Reactor design (Contactors, Extractors and Distributors).
    3. Emerging applications.

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Important Dates
November 28th, 2012
First Circular, Website Opening
January 10th, 2013
Second Circular, Registration and Abstract Submission Opening
March 3rd, 2013
Deadline for Abstract Submission

March 11th, 2013
Extended deadline for Abstract Submission

April 7th, 2013
Abstract Acceptance Notification

May 1st, 2013
Deadline for Early Bird Registration

June 7th, 2013
Deadline for Late Abstract Submission (only for poster)

July 31st, 2013
Deadline for Manuscript Submission for Special Issues in Catalysis Today and in IJHE




Conference News

The online two pages abstract submission and registration platform is opening now. Please find more details at the respective website locations.
The Organizing Committee would like to announce the postponement of the deadline for abstracts submission: March 11, 2013
The Organizing Committee is glad to announce the confirmed invited speakers and their presentation titles. More details in the page Speakers.
The ICCMR Organizing Committee will offer some accommodation awards to a number of presenting PhD students up to the age of 30. More details in the page Conference Awards. CLOSED


Last update: 25/06/2013
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