Adsorption of methyl-ethyl ketone vapor onto zeolites

Shui Hway Yen, Fu Tien Jeng, Jiun Horng Tsai

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Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted from industries are often removed by carbon or zeolite adsorption. This study presents the adsorption capacity of methyl-ethyl ketone (MEK) vapor (inlet concentration = 100-1500 ppm) onto six different types of zeolites as a function of their properties including surface area, pore volume and Si/Al ratio. The results indicate that the MEK adsorption capacities depend on the type of zeolite, specifically on Si/Al ratio. The measured adsorption data fit reasonably well with Langmuir and Freundlich equations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2087-2100
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Environmental Science and Health - Part A Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering


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