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Author(s): Alírio Egídio Rodrigues
Patrick Bárcia
José Silva
Title: Multicomponent Sorption of Hexane Isomers in Zeolite BETA
Issue Date: 2007
Abstract: Breakthrough curves of single, binary, ternary, and quaternary mixtures of hexane (C6) isomers n-hexane (nHEX), 3-methylpentane (3MP), 2,3-dimethylbutane (23DMB), and 2,2-dimethylbutane (22DMB) were performed in commercial pellets of zeolite BETA (BEA structure), covering the temperature range between 423 and 523 K and partial pressures up to 30 kPa. From these data, single and multicomponent adsorption equilibrium isotherms were collected. A tri-site Langmuir model (TSL) was developedto interpret the equilibrium data based on considerations about zeolite structure, and a dynamic adsorption model was tested predicting with a good accuracy the behavior of multicomponent fixed-bed experiments. At the partial pressures studied, the sorption hierarchy in the zeolite BETA is nHEX [[[ 3MP [ 23DMB [[ 22DMB. BEA structure demonstrates a significant selectivity between C6 isomers, especially at low coverage, giving a good perspective egarding their separation by adsorption processes.
Subject: Engenharia química, Engenharia química
Chemical engineering, Chemical engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia química
Engineering and technology::Chemical engineering
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional

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