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Heat and Mass Transfer

, Volume 55, Issue 11, pp 3179–3187 | Cite as

Improved desorption performance of NaA zeolite by rare earth (Re = La, Nd) ion exchange

  • Bingqiong Tan
  • Yanshu Luo
  • Xiaoyun Bi
  • Xianghui Liang
  • Shuangfeng Wang
  • Xuenong Gao
  • Zhengguo Zhang
  • Yutang FangEmail author
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Abstract

With a characteristic of type I water adsorption isotherms, NaA zeolite has been considered as a very promising candidate for the utilization in adsorptive rotary wheel dehumidification system for deep dehumidification. However, high desorption temperature of the zeolite is not conducive to the system energy saving. In this research, the La-modified, Nd-modified and the binary La/Nd-modified NaA zeolites were synthesized by microwave-assisted ionexchangemethod to reduce the desorption temperature. The structural and the composition of the modified products were characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray Energy Dispersive Spectrometry (EDS), and their adsorption/desorption performances were evaluated by static adsorption, thermogravimetry (TG) and temperature programmed desorption (TPD). TG results exhibited that, Nd-modified zeolite with the highest ion-exchange degree (α) of 63.35% was more effective in reducing the desorption temperature of NaA zeolite. TPD analysis also demonstrated that the binary modified adsorbent had a lower desorption activation energy (Ed), which indicates that the binary modified zeolite as deep dehumidification adsorbent has an excellent desorption performance.

Keywords

NaA zeolite Rare earth Ion-exchange Desorption performance Deep dehumidification 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China [No. 51536003, 21471059].

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Conflict of interest

On behalf of all authors, the corresponding author states that there is no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Enhanced Heat Transfer and Energy Conservation, The Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringSouth China University of TechnologyGuangzhouChina

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