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Dynamic adsorption, in active carbon beds, of vapour mixtures corresponding to miscible and immiscible liquids

Lavanchy, André ; Stoeckli, Fritz

In: Carbon, 1999, vol. 37, no. 2, p. 315-321

It is shown that the combined Myers–Prausnitz–Dubinin theory (MPD) can be extended to the adsorption of ternary mixtures from an air stream. When combined with a computer model developed for dynamic adsorption, it provides a satisfactory agreement with the experimental breakthrough curves in active carbon beds. On the other hand, as illustrated by a mixture of water and 2-chloropropane... Plus

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    Summary
    It is shown that the combined Myers–Prausnitz–Dubinin theory (MPD) can be extended to the adsorption of ternary mixtures from an air stream. When combined with a computer model developed for dynamic adsorption, it provides a satisfactory agreement with the experimental breakthrough curves in active carbon beds. On the other hand, as illustrated by a mixture of water and 2-chloropropane vapours, MPD is no longer valid when the corresponding liquids are not miscible. In this case, binary adsorption can be described with a relatively good precision by assuming independent co-adsorption of the vapours. This, in turn, leads to satisfactory previsions for dynamic adsorption.