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Main Title Full-scale carbon adsorption applications study /
Author Nelson, T. P.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Blacksmith, J. R.
Randall, J. L.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600-S2-85-012
OCLC Number 12384865
Subjects Carbon, Activated. ; Adsorption. ; Gases--Absorption and adsorption.
Internet Access
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S2-85-012 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/17/2017
EJBD  EPA 600-S2-85-012 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/05/2018
Collation 3 pages ; 28 cm
Caption title. At head of title: Project summary. Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. "May 1985." "EPA/600-S2-85-012."
Contents Notes
"The full report presents the results of theoretical and field test investigations of full-scale carbon adsorption applications. The program focused on the performance testing of several fixed-bed, steam-regenerated carbon adsorption systems used in the rubberized fabric, magnetic tape, and flexible packaging industries. The test results showed that a 96 percent volatile organic compound (VOC) reduction can be expected for most common industrial solvents when exhaust gases are processed through a properly designed and operated activated carbon bed. The test program was also designed to measure the effective carbon life for each of the test facilities. Carbon life was found to vary from plant to plant and ranged from as low as 9 months at a magnetic tape facility to over 5 years at a rubberized fabric coating operation. The full report also includes a brief discussion on the theory of carbon adsorption and on computer simulations of carbon bed systems."