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Title
Estimating the overall mass transfer coefficient of the Wheeler-Jonas equation : a new and simple model
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Abstract
The modified Wheeler-Jonas model is well known for its good prediction of breakthrough times for organic vapors on activated carbon beds. To use this model adequately one must estimate the overall adsorption rate coefficient k(v). In this work a new equation is proposed to calculate k(v). The relevant parameters of this equation are the airstream velocity, the affinity constant beta of the organic vapor, and the mean diameter of the carbon particles. Very accurate predictions were obtained for breakthrough times on a wide range of carbons using the calculated values of k(v). Compared with other models, this model shows a higher accuracy and a lower degree of uncertainty.
Language
English
Source (journal)
American Industrial Hygiene Association journal. - Thorofare, N.J.
Publication
Thorofare, N.J. : 2000
ISSN
0002-8894
1529-8663
Volume/pages
61:4(2000), p. 501-505
ISI
000089556400009
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 03.01.2013
Last edited 05.11.2017
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