DESIGN OF A PRESSURE SWING ADSORPTION MODULE BASED ON CARBON NANOTUBES AS ADSORBENT – A MOLECULAR MODELING APPROACH
AbstractThe present paper describes the first sequence of the Skarstrom cycle for bed 1 to analyze the breakthrough curves and study the importance of the mass transfer resistance for the performance of the PSA process which separates a feed stream consisting of equimolar fractions of methane and ethane. The beds are filled with carbon nanotubes (CNT) of a certain inner diameter (3 nm). The adsorption bed is simulated by a one-dimensional, time-dependent dispersion model. A special feature of the present paper are the adsorption isotherms of the CH4/C2H6 mixtures and the diffusivities which were calculated by molecular simulation methods.
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Heyden, A., Düren, T., Kolkowski, M., & Keil, F. J. (2001). DESIGN OF A PRESSURE SWING ADSORPTION MODULE BASED ON CARBON NANOTUBES AS ADSORBENT – A MOLECULAR MODELING APPROACH. Hungarian Journal of Industry and Chemistry, 29(2), 95–104. https://doi.org/10.1515/hjic-2001-18