Adsorption characteristics of consolidated adsorbents + ethanol pairs

Animesh Pal, Ibrahim I. El-Sharkawy, Takahiko Miyazaki, Bidyut Baran Saha, Shigeru Koyama

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    In this study, adsorption characteristics of ethanol onto consolidated composite adsorbents have been investigated experimentally. The prepared consolidated composites are combinations of highly porous activated carbon powder namely Maxsorb III, expanded graphite (EG) and binder with judiciously selected mass ratios. Samples with different packing densities and different compositions have been prepared. Adsorption equilibrium uptakes of ethanol onto the prepared samples have been measured. Experiments have been conducted across assorted adsorption temperatures that are useful for the operation of adsorption chillers. The Dubinin-Astakhov (D-A) and the Dubinin-Radushkevich (D-R) equations have been used to fit the adsorption isotherm data. Thermal conductivities of the prepared composites have been measured using a microflash apparatus. Results showed that the thermal conductivities of prepared samples are significantly higher than those of activated carbon powders.

    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event8th Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning, ACRA 2016 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
    Duration: May 15 2016May 17 2016


    Other8th Asian Conference on Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning, ACRA 2016
    Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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