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Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering

, Volume 25, Issue 5, pp 1154–1159 | Cite as

Adsorption characteristics of binary vapors among acetone, MEK, benzene, and toluene

  • Song-Woo Lee
  • Jae-Kee Cheon
  • Heung-Jai Park
  • Min-Gyu LeeEmail author
Separation Technology, Thermodynamics

Abstract

Adsorption dynamics of single and binary vapor systems on the activated carbon bed were studied by using acetone, methylethyketone (MEK), benzene, and toluene. Relationships between the equilibrium adsorption capacity and the characteristics of vapors such as molecular weight, density, boiling point, vapor pressure, molecular diameter, and polarity index were also investigated. From breakthrough experiments, toluene had the strongest affinity with activated carbon in the single and binary vapor systems. The shape of the breakthrough curves of vapor with higher affinity in the binary system was similar to that of the single vapor. On the other hand, the vapor with lower affinity showed a roll-up phenomenon, but the level of roll-up became lower and wider with the increase in fraction in the binary system.

Key words

Adsorption Activated Carbon Binary Vapor Fraction Acetone MEK Benzene Toluene Breakthrough Curve 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Song-Woo Lee
    • 1
  • Jae-Kee Cheon
    • 1
  • Heung-Jai Park
    • 2
  • Min-Gyu Lee
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Division of Applied Chem. Eng.Pukyong National UniversityBusanKorea
  2. 2.School of Environ. Science & EngineeringInje UniversityGyungnamKorea

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