Capture and recovery of organic gases for reuse

Kaitlin E. Mallouk, David L. Johnsen, Mark J. Rood, K. James Hay

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Abstract

The ability to capture, concentrate, and reuse the organic gases that are in the effluent gas has potential to increase the sustainability and economics of industrial processes that emit organic gases into the environment. Previous work by Sullivan, et al. (2004) captured organic vapors, e.g., methyl ethyl ketone, and recovered them as liquids. A bench-scale system was developed to capture, recover, and condense low concentration organic gases using Activated Carbon Fiber Cloth and electrothermal desorption. A fully automated, dual vessel adsorption with electrothermal desorption system was developed for capture and recovery of organic gases. The system is capable of capturing > 95% of the inlet organic gas and concentrating the organic gas ∼ 300-fold. This system is an economically feasible alternative to thermal oxidation of organic gases, with a time to return on investment of 0.5 yr. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 102nd AWMA Annual Conference (Detroit, MI 6/16-19/2009).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication102nd Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2009
Pages91-99
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event102nd Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2009 - Detroit, MI, United States
Duration: Jun 16 2009Jun 19 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association's Annual Conference and Exhibition, AWMA
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1052-6102

Other

Other102nd Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDetroit, MI
Period6/16/096/19/09

Keywords

  • ACFC
  • Activated carbon fiber cloth
  • Adsorption
  • Bench scale
  • Desorption
  • Electrothermal
  • Isobutane
  • Volatile organic compounds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Energy(all)

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