Activated Carbon Fiber Cloth Electrothermal Swing Adsorption System
ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
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Capture and recovery of hazardous air pollutants HAPs and volatile organic compounds VOCs from gas streams using physical adsorption onto activated carbon fiber cloth ACFC is demonstrated on the bench-scale. This system is regenerated electrothermally, by passing an electric current directly through the ACFC. The adsorbate desorbs from the ACFC, rapidly condenses on the inside walls of the adsorber, and then drains from the adsorber as a pure liquid. Rapid electrothermal desorption exhibits such unique characteristics as extremely low purge gas flow rate, rapid rate of ADFC heating, rapid mass transfer kinetics inherent to ACFC, and in-vessel condensation. An existing system was scaled up 500, and the new system was modeled using material and energy balances. ... These results allow the modeling of electrothermal desorption of organic vapors from gas streams with in-vessel condensation to optimize operating conditions of the system during regeneration of the adsorbent.
- Air Pollution and Control