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Adsorption of Acetone / Heptane Gaseous Mixtures on Zeolite Co-Adsorption Equilibria and Selectivities

Brosillon, Stéphan and Manero, Marie-Hélène and Foussard, Jean-Noël Adsorption of Acetone / Heptane Gaseous Mixtures on Zeolite Co-Adsorption Equilibria and Selectivities. (2000) Environmental Technology, 21 (4). 457-465. ISSN 0959-3330

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09593330.2000.9618928


In the present study, co-adsorption of gaseous n-heptane and acetone is studied. The adsorbent is a commercial hydrophobic zeolite. Breakthrough curves and isotherms are measured for three different acetone/heptane mixture ratios and for pure components. Zeolites showed a greater adsorption capacity for acetone alone than for heptane alone. For the mixtures, the majority component was the most adsorbed. Zeolites have a good selectivity for acetone even though acetone is more volatile than heptane. Specific adsorption sites are reserved for acetone adsorption and are not accessible to heptane. The polarity of a component leads to electrostatic interactions with cation exchange. On non-specific adsorption sites, acetone can be displaced by heptane, which is less volatile. Moreover, experiments show that selectivity depends on the ratio of the mixture. For co-adsorption of a mixture of polar and non-polar components, selectivity depends on relative polarity, mixture ratio, and boiling point.

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-02020452
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - INRA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse - INSA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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