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A thermogravimetric analyzer for condensable gas adsorption under subatmospheric conditions


Wang, X and Chua, HT and Gao, LZ, A thermogravimetric analyzer for condensable gas adsorption under subatmospheric conditions, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 90, (3) pp. 935-940. ISSN 1388-6150 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/s10973-006-8288-5


We have developed a thermogravimetric system (TG system) for condensable gas adsorption by modifying a standard thermogravimetric analyzer Cahn TG 2121 and performed isotherm measurements of water vapor adsorption on Fuji Davison type RD silica gel and ethanol vapor adsorption on Maxsorp II activated carbon. For the water vapor-silica gel data, our results compare favorably with the data reported by the manufacturer and those obtained from a volumetric method. This confirms the reliability of our TG system for adsorbents which do not swell significantly. In addition, our isotherm data also provide useful design information for the development of adsorption chillers.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Other engineering
Research Field:Other engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Wang, X (Professor Xiaolin Wang)
ID Code:81212
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2012-11-27
Last Modified:2012-11-27

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