Simulation of a three-step one-column pressure swing adsorption process

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  • Z. P. Lu,

    1. Lab. of Separation and Reaction Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Porto, 4099 Porto Codex, Portugal
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  • J. M. Loureiro,

    1. Lab. of Separation and Reaction Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Porto, 4099 Porto Codex, Portugal
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  • A. E. Rodrigues,

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    1. Lab. of Separation and Reaction Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Porto, 4099 Porto Codex, Portugal
    • Lab. of Separation and Reaction Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Porto, 4099 Porto Codex, Portugal

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  • M. D. Levan

    1. Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Abstract

Separation of a binary mixture by a three-step one-column pressure swing adsorption process in isothermal and adiabatic cases has been studied. The separation performance of the process is characterized by three parameters: enrichment, recovery and productivity. It has been compared at various operating conditions. The evolution of the bed performance from cycle to cycle and the bed dynamics at cyclic steady state have also been addressed.

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