Design and construction of a pilot plant for membrane reactor testing

The MEMCAP facility is a process development unit (PDU) for testing membrane reactors that can be implemented in power plants with CO2 capture. It has a capacity of 8 tubular membranes of 50 cm long, and can be operated up to 40 bar and 600oC. The PDU will demonstrate the feasibility of membrane reactors at a bench scale size. It will be used for testing of reactor concepts, and the study of membrane and catalyst characteristics