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Author(s): Wu, YJ
Yang, Y
Kong, XM
Li, P
Yu, JG
Ana M. Ribeiro
Alírio Rodrigues
Title: Adsorption of Pure and Binary CO2, CH4, and N-2 Gas Components on Activated Carbon Beads
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: The adsorption equilibriums of CO2 CH4, and N-2 pure gases on pitch-based activated carbon beads have been studied using a magnetic suspension microbalance at (293, 303, 333, and 363) K within a pressure range of 0 kPa to 4000 kPa. It is found that experimental adsorption capacities can be successfully described with both the Sips and Multisite Langmuir (MSL) isotherm models. Afterward, binary competitive adsorption breakthrough experiments (CO2/CH4 and CH4/N-2) at 303 K and adsorption isotherms of gas mixtures under different conditions have been measured. Theoretical calculations from Sips model-based ideal adsorbed solution theory are found to have better agreement with experimental data of competitive binary adsorption than that from MSL model. Promising adsorption selectivity (5.5) between CH4 and N-2 is obtained at 303 K as the pressure of a binary gas mixture is 100 kPa with y(CH4) = 0.5 in the feed. Therefore, the activated carbon beads reported in this study can be considered as a promising adsorbent for CH4 enrichment from coalbed methane (CH4/N-2) gas mixture.
Related Information: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia/Projetos Estratégicos/UID/EQU/50020/2013- POCI-01-0145-FEDER-006984/Laboratório de Processos de Separação e Reação - Laboratório de Catálise e Materiais/LSRE-LCM
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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