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Adsorption Properties of N2O on Zeolite 5A, 13X, Activated Carbon, ZSM-5, and Silica Gel

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posted on 29.07.2019, 11:41 by Tongbo Wu, Yuanhui Shen, Li Feng, Zhongli Tang, Donghui Zhang
The adsorption isotherms of nitrous oxide (N2O) on zeolite 5A, 13X, activated carbon, ZSM-5, and silica gel were investigated by a static volumetric method. The pressure and temperature by measurement of adsorption isotherms ranged from 0 to 1 MPa and 298 to 358 K, respectively. In terms of the adsorption amount, zeolite 13X has the highest adsorption capacity at high pressure (>0.7 MPa), while activated carbon has the best performance at low pressure (<0.1 MPa). The Langmuir, Langmuir–Freundlich, and Toth models were employed to describe the isotherm data, and the Langmuir–Freundlich model showed the best correlation with experimental isotherm data on all adsorbents. In addition, the temperature-dependent Langmuir–Freundlich model was used to fit the N2O adsorption data on all adsorbents. The isosteric heats of N2O on all five adsorbents were calculated. The heat of N2O adsorption on 5A was up to 51.1 kJ/mol, which was the highest compared to 13X, activated carbon, ZSM-5, and silica gel.