Accession Number:

ADA526077

Title:

Performance Assessment of Bench-Scale Electrothermal Swing Adsorption Protective Filter Systems

Descriptive Note:

Technical paper 29 Sep 2006-1 Feb 2010

Corporate Author:

APPLIED RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC TYNDALL AFB FL

Report Date:

2010-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Electrothermal Swing Adsorption ESA, or Joule-Effect heating of adsorbents in a cyclic adsorption process, is an energy-efficient technology on which to base a regenerative protective filter system. In an attempt to define the performance envelope of ESA systems, we evaluated three different ESA media Activated carbon fiber cloth ACFC, Carbon Fiber Composite Molecular Sieve CFCMS, and Microlith a trademark of PCI, Inc., a zeolite-coated wire mesh. Bench-scale systems based on these media were constructed and evaluated. Coincidentally, the three systems used different reactor morphologies baghouse, axial flow, and radial flow. The performance of these systems in terms of removal efficiency, power consumption, weight, cube, and operability is discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Thermodynamics
  • Protective Equipment
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE