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Dynamic adsorption of vapour mixtures in active carbon beds described by the Myers-Prausnitz and dubinin theories

Lavanchy, André ; Stoeckli, Fritz

In: Carbon, 1997, vol. 35, no. 10, p. 1573-1579

The adsorption of binary vapour mixtures from air by active carbon beds can be predicted with a good accuracy by adapting a model developed earlier for single vapours. This model is based on a semi-implicit finite difference scheme. Multiple adsorption of vapours is described by the combined theories of Myers-Prausnitz and of Dubinin (MPD), which have already been applied successfully to static... Plus

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    Summary
    The adsorption of binary vapour mixtures from air by active carbon beds can be predicted with a good accuracy by adapting a model developed earlier for single vapours. This model is based on a semi-implicit finite difference scheme. Multiple adsorption of vapours is described by the combined theories of Myers-Prausnitz and of Dubinin (MPD), which have already been applied successfully to static adsorption. A good agreement is found between the predicted and the experimental breakthrough curves of the systems 2-chloropropane + chlorobenzene and carbon tetrachloride + chlorobenzene on two activated carbons at 298 K and under different experimental conditions.