Modeling of Water Vapor Adsorption Isotherms onto Polyacrylic Polymer
The adsorbed amounts of water vapor onto polyacrylic polymer (polymer ×10) were measured using a thermogravimetry method as a function of pressure at 298 and 313 K. The adsorption isotherms are categorized to type II isotherms by IUPAC classification leading to a hysteresis loop between adsorption and desorption branches. The current study was completed by the measurement of the adsorption heats at 298 K using a differential scanning calorimetry. The calorimetric curves showed two adsorption heats domains. These domains have been attributed to the adsorption of “equivalent monolayer” and the condensation of water between polymeric chains. The correlation of experimental data to some chosen theoretical models shows that the GAB model is the most adequate to describe water vapor sorption isotherms. © 2010 Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary.
H. Bahaj et al., "Modeling of Water Vapor Adsorption Isotherms onto Polyacrylic Polymer," Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Springer Verlag, Jan 2011.
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