Enantioselective nanofiltration using predictive process modeling: bridging the gap between materials development and process requirements
AuthorsBeke, Aron K.
KAUST DepartmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
Embargo End Date2023-11-16
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AbstractOrganic solvent nanofiltration (OSN) is a low-energy alternative for continuous separations in the chemical industry. As the pharmaceutical sector increasingly turns toward continuous manufacturing, OSN could become a sustainable solution for chiral separations. Here we present the first comprehensive theoretical assessment of enantioselective OSN processes. Lumped dynamic models were developed for various system configurations, including structurally diverse nanofiltration cascades and single-stage separations with side-stream recycling and in situ racemization. Enantiomer excess and recovery characteristics of the different processes were assessed in terms of the solute rejection values of the enantiomer pairs. The general feasibility of stereochemical resolution using OSN processes is discussed in detail. Fundamental connections between rejection selectivity, permeance selectivity, and enantiomer excess limitations are revealed. Quantitative process performance examples are presented based on theoretical rejection scenarios and cases from the literature on chiral membranes. A model-based prediction tool can be found on www.osndatabase.com to aid researchers in connecting materials development results with early-stage process performance assessments.
CitationBeke, A. K. (2022). Enantioselective nanofiltration using predictive process modeling: bridging the gap between materials development and process requirements [KAUST Research Repository]. https://doi.org/10.25781/KAUST-GRO28