Transport in Porous Media

, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 1–13 | Cite as

Diffusion of n-Hexane in Porous Media of Activated Carbon

  • J. Barkauskas
  • A. Kareiva
  • K. Jansson


Kinetics of n-hexane oxidation on the surface of activated carbon was investigated at different temperatures. The diffusion step of this reaction was determined and estimated. The spatial structure of activated carbon was reconstructed using electron micrographs and measurements. The relation between this structure and diffusitivity of n-hexane was determined in the form of an intrication coefficient. Two currents of diffusion into the volume of activated carbon were ascertained. Relations between the intrication coefficient and the topology of the intricated space are suggested.

activated carbon diffusitivity n-hexane topology of space capillaries pores 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Barkauskas
    • 1
  • A. Kareiva
    • 1
  • K. Jansson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of General and Inorganic ChemistryVilniusUniversityVilniusLithuania
  2. 2.Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Arrhenius LaboratoryStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

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