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Predicting the integral heat of adsorption for gas physisorption on microporous and mesoporous adsorbents


Whittaker, PB and Wang, X and Zimmermann, W and Regenauer-Lieb, K and Chua, HT, Predicting the integral heat of adsorption for gas physisorption on microporous and mesoporous adsorbents, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Part C, 118, (16) pp. 8350-8358. ISSN 1932-7447 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 American Chemical Society

DOI: doi:10.1021/jp410873v


We have developed two predictive methods for the heats of adsorption that stem from isotherm models and benchmarked them against the Clausius−Clapeyron equation. These are the Tóth potential function model and the modified Clapeyron equation. Three adsorbate/adsorbent working pairs are used as examples: n-butane/BAX 1500 activated carbon, isobutane/BAX 1500 activated carbon, and ammonia/Fuji Davison type RD silica gel, all of which are examples of gas physisorption on adsorbents with both micro- and mesopores. Isotherms and corresponding integral heats of adsorption were measured in the range 298−348 K. For n-butane and isobutane, the pressures were up to 235 kPa, and for ammonia, the pressures were up to 835 kPa. Our two predictive methods consistently offer significant improvements over the Clausius−Clapeyron equation. Between the two predictive methods, the Tóth model is more robust across all three working pairs studied with predictions generally falling within 10−15% of the values of the measured heats.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:isosteric heat, adsorption, isothermal
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Mechanical engineering
Research Field:Energy generation, conversion and storage (excl. chemical and electrical)
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Energy storage, distribution and supply
Objective Field:Energy services and utilities
UTAS Author:Wang, X (Professor Xiaolin Wang)
ID Code:92092
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:17
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2014-06-05
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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