Adsorption kinetics of propane on energetically heterogeneous activated carbon

Azhar bin Ismail, Kyaw Thu, Srinivasan Kandadai, Kim Choon Ng

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The modeling of the adsorption isotherms and kinetics of the adsorbent+adsorbate pair is essential in simulating the performance of a pressurized adsorption chiller. In this work, the adsorption kinetics is analyzed from data measured using a magnetic suspension balance. The Statistical Rate Theory describes the Dubinin-Astakhov (DA) equation and extended to obtain an expression for transient analysis. Hence both the experimental excess equilibria data and the adsorption kinetics data may then be fitted to obtain the necessary parameters to fit the curves. The results fit the data very well within 6% of the error of regression. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)206-210
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Thermal Engineering
Issue number2
StatePublished - Nov 2014

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  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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