Adsorption characteristics of ethanol onto functional activated carbons with controlled oxygen content

Kutub Uddin, Ibrahim I. El-Sharkawy, Takahiko Miyazaki, Bidyut Baran Saha, Shigeru Koyama, Hyun Sig Kil, Jin Miyawaki, Seong Ho Yoon

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The present study aims to investigate adsorption characteristics of ethanol onto activated carbon powders namely; parent Maxsorb III and surface treated Maxsorb III with controlled oxygen content. Experiments have been conducted gravimetrically using a magnetic suspension adsorption measurement unit. The measurements have been conducted within evaporator temperatures range from -14 to 77 °C and adsorption temperatures between 20 and 80 °C. The Dubinin-Astakhov (D-A) adsorption model is found to be suitable to correlate the adsorption isotherm data. The isosteric heat of adsorption of the assorted adsorbent/refrigerant pairs has been estimated using Clausius-Clapeyron and the D-A equations. Effect of the refrigerant purity on the adsorption characteristics of the adsorbent/refrigerant pair is also discussed. The data extracted from this study are useful for the design of adsorption cooling, refrigeration and heat pump systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-218
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Thermal Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 22 2014


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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