Effects of adsorbate properties on adsorption mechanism in a carbon molecular sieve

Youn Sang Bae, Jong Ho Moon, Hyungwoong Ahn, Chang Ha Lee

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The adsorption characteristics of six pure components (N2, O2, Ar, CO, H2, and CH4) on a CMS were studied over a wide pressure range up to 15 atm by using a volumetric method. Despite only relatively small differences in the kinetic diameters of the probe molecules used, very large differences in the magnitude of apparent time constants were observed. The adsorption kinetic characteristics of six components on the CMS were affected by the relative importance of atomic/molecular size, shape, and polar properties. Especially, the interaction properties of adsorbate molecules were proposed as an important factor to estimate the relative adsorption rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)712-720
Number of pages9
JournalKorean Journal of Chemical Engineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2004 May

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Funding Information:
The financial support of the Carbon Dioxide Reduction and Sequestration R & D Center (C002-0103-001-1-0-0) is gratefully acknowledged.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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