Adsorption isotherms of CO2, CO, N2, CH4, Ar and H2 on activated carbon and zeolite LiX up to 1.0 MPa

Yongha Park, Dong Kyu Moon, Yo Han Kim, Hyungwoong Ahn, Chang Ha Lee

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The adsorption isotherms of CO2, CO, N2, CH 4, Ar, and H2 on activated carbon and zeolite LiX were measured using a volumetric method. Equilibrium experiments were conducted at 293, 308, and 323 K and pressures up to 1.0 MPa. The adsorption isotherm and heat of adsorption were analyzed for two pressure regions of experimental data: pressures up to 0.1 MPa and up to 1.0 MPa. Each experimental isotherm was correlated by the Langmuir, Sips, Toth and temperature dependent Sips isotherm models, and the deviation of each model was evaluated. The Sips and Toth models showed smaller deviation from the experimental data of adsorbents than the Langmuir model. Isosteric heats of adsorption were calculated by the temperature dependent Sips model and are presented along with surface loading. From deviation analysis, it is recommended that the isotherm in the proper pressure range be used to appropriately design adsorptive processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)631-647
Number of pages17
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014 May

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Acknowledgments This work was supported by POSCO (2013 9 037), the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP: 20118510020030-12-1-000) and the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces


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