Capture and recovery of organic gases with activated carbon fiber cloth, electrothermal desorption, and post-desorption treatment

Kaitlin E. Mallouk, David L. Johnsen, Mark J. Rood

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Abstract

A series of experiments were carried out to determine if the condensation section of an organic gas capture and recovery system was operating at VLE. The vapor phase concentration of isobutane inside a chilled pressure vessel was measured at 563-1273 kPa absolute (81.7-184.7 psia) and -6°-20.1°C. These pressures and temperatures corresponded to equilibrium vapor phase concentrations of 10.9 to 38.6 vol % isobutane in the condenser. The measured isobutane concentrations agreed with the theoretical equilibrium isobutane concentrations with an absolute relative difference of < 4.9% for the discrete measurements. Modeling vapor-liquid equilibrium in the chilled pressure vessel allowed the gas phase concentration above the condensed organic gas to be maintained by controlling the temperature and pressure in the condensation system. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 103rd AWMA Annual Conference and Exhibition (Calgary, Alberta, Canada 6/22-25/2010).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication103rd Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2010 - Manuscripts/Extended Abstracts
Pages4687-4706
Number of pages20
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event103rd Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2010 - Calgary, AB, Canada
Duration: Jun 22 2010Jun 25 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association's Annual Conference and Exhibition, AWMA
Volume6
ISSN (Print)1052-6102

Other

Other103rd Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2010
CountryCanada
CityCalgary, AB
Period6/22/106/25/10

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Keywords

  • Activated carbon fiber cloth
  • Adsorption
  • Condensation
  • Equilibrium
  • Isobutane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Energy(all)

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Mallouk, K. E., Johnsen, D. L., & Rood, M. J. (2010). Capture and recovery of organic gases with activated carbon fiber cloth, electrothermal desorption, and post-desorption treatment. In 103rd Air and Waste Management Association Annual Conference and Exhibition 2010 - Manuscripts/Extended Abstracts (pp. 4687-4706). (Proceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association's Annual Conference and Exhibition, AWMA; Vol. 6).