Masters Theses

Abstract

"An ideal adsorption only removes the desired components. Many times one or more other components are also adsorbed. If two or more components are adsorbed, an adsorption separation may not be satisfactory or may require additional separation procedures, even though one is highly preferentially adsorbed. In such cases it may be possible to get additional separation during the desorption stage by using variable temperature desorption.

To study such problems, two experimental apparatus were set up, one for adsorption for ethanol and water mixtures on activated carbon and silicalite, the other for propane-propylene mixtures, and hydrogen sulfide-carbon dioxide-propane mixtures both on molecular sieves (SA and 13X). Both types of adsorption were followed by a stepwise desorption process with increasing temperatures.

The study indicates that, in the desorption process the above three separations are significantly improved, with the more weakly adsorbed components being desorbed first at lower temperatures followed by desorption of the more strongly adsorbed components at higher temperatures.

The method of variable temperature desorption may have useful applications in many adsorption separations"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Findley, Marshall E., 1927-1991

Committee Member(s)

Liapis, Athanasios I.
Baird, Thomas B.

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

United States. Department of Energy

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Summer 1988

Pagination

viii, 94 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 45-46).

Rights

© 1988 Suvit Kulvaranon, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Adsorption -- Computer simulation
Deformations (Mechanics)
Materials -- Analysis -- Data processing

Thesis Number

T 5725

Print OCLC #

19482431

Electronic OCLC #

904780008

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b2140284~S5

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