Ethanol adsorption onto metal organic framework: Theory and experiments

Bidyut Baran Saha, Ibrahim I. El-Sharkawy, Takahiko Miyazaki, Shigeru Koyama, Stefan K. Henninger, Annika Herbst, Christoph Janiak

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This paper presents experimental and theoretical investigations of adsorption characteristics of ethanol onto metal organic framework namely MIL-101Cr. Adsorption isotherms and kinetics of the studied pair have been measured gravimetrically using a magnetic suspension adsorption measurement unit and volumetrically employing a Quantachrome Autosorb iQ MP machine. The present experiments have been conducted within relative pressures between 0.1 and 0.9 and adsorption temperatures ranging from 30 to 70°C, which are suitable for adsorption cooling applications. Adsorption isotherm data exhibit that 1kg of MIL-101Cr can adsorb as high as 1.1kg of ethanol at adsorption temperature of 30°C, and the Tóth equation has been used to fit the experimentally measured data. As of the experimentally measured adsorption uptake rate data, the Fickian diffusion model is found to be suitable. These data are essential for designing a new generation of adsorption chiller.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-370
Number of pages8
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Pollution
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Saha, B. B., El-Sharkawy, I. I., Miyazaki, T., Koyama, S., Henninger, S. K., Herbst, A., & Janiak, C. (2015). Ethanol adsorption onto metal organic framework: Theory and experiments. Energy, 79(C), 363-370.