Comparison of fixed and fluidized activated carbon beds for removal of organic vapors

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Title Comparison of fixed and fluidized activated carbon beds for removal of organic vapors
Author Agranovski, Igor E; Moustafa, Sezar-Jan; Braddock, Roger David
Journal Name CHEMICAL ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY
Year Published 2004
Place of publication WEINHEIM, GERMANY
Publisher WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH
Abstract Activated carbons are commonly used for removal of organic vapors from exhaust air streams. Two configurations, including fixed and fluidized carbon beds are usually employed in industry to meet various requirements of the industrial process which is being used. This paper investigates the performance of such configurations and provides a comparative analysis. It was found that for thin carbon layers, the fixed bed performs more efficiently with the difference exceeding 15 % for the layers with the thickness less than 15 mm. This difference is decreasing with increase of the layer thickness and becomes less than 5 % for the beds thicker than 100 mm. Considering various advantages of the fluidized beds over fixed beds, including lower resistance to the gas flow, excellent gas distribution and minimal possibility of clogging in case of existence of alien particles in the gas, they are recommended for use with the minimal thickness of the layer to be larger than 100 mm.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/10008333/home
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ceat.200402000
Copyright Statement Copyright 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Self-archiving of the author-manuscript version is not yet supported by this publisher. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version or contact the author for more information.
Volume 27
Issue Number 7
Page from 784
Page to 789
ISSN 0930-7516
Date Accessioned 2005-03-30
Date Available 2009-08-04T06:16:33Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Atmospheric Environment Research Centre
Faculty Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Subject PRE2009-Science & Technology
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/5219
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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