Efficiency of Nitrogen Desorption from LiX Zeolite by Rapid Oxygen Purge in a Pancake Adsorber


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A nonequilibrium, nonisothermal, nonisobaric model was used for numerical simulation of the efficiency of N2 desorption from a LiX zeolite column by rapid purge with O2 in a pancake adsorber. The key parameters included desorption time, adsorbent particle size, and the adsorber length to diameter ratio. The efficiency was found to be a complex function of these variables.