A Study on the Kinetics of Propane-Activated Carbon: Theory and Experiments

Azhar bin Ismail, Wai Soong Loh, Kyaw Thu, Kim Choon Ng

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Experimental kinetics results of propane in Maxsorb III activated carbon is obtained at temperatures of 10°C and 30°C, and pressures up to 800kPa using a magnetic suspension balance. A multi-gradient linear driving force (LDF) approximation is used for adsorbate uptake as a function of time. The LDF mass-transfer-rate coefficients were thus determined. Using this approach, the experimentally derived LDF coefficients based on independently measured kinetic parameters for propane in the activated-carbon bed agree very well with experimental results. The computational efficiency is gained by adopting this extended LDF model. © (2013) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationApplied Mechanics and Materials
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783037858165
StatePublished - Aug 2013


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