Gas phase adsorption of volatile organic compounds and water vapor on activated carbon cloth

Mark P. Cal, Mark J Rood, Susan M Larson

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Abstract

This research examined the use of activated carbon cloths (ACC) to remove low concentrations of acetaldehyde, acetone, benzene, and methyl ethyl ketone from air. This work has applications in producing filtration systems for indoor air environments, industrial gas streams, and spray paint booths. Adsorption isotherms were measured for volatile organic compound adsorbate concentrations in the 10-1000 ppmv range and for water vapor from 0 to 95% relative humidity. The Dubinin-Radushkevich model was used to predict equilibrium adsorption capacities in the 100 ppbv to 10 000 ppmv concentration range. The adsorption of acetone-benzene mixtures on ACC was experimentally measured and then modeled using ideal adsorbed solution theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-315
Number of pages5
JournalEnergy and Fuels
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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