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Main Title Effect of humidity on carbon adsorption performance in removing organics from contaminated air streams /
Author Nunez, Carlos M. ; Kosusko, M. ; Daniel, B. E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Kosusko, Michael.
Daniel, Bobby E.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/D-89/185; AEERL-P-531
Stock Number PB90-116153
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Humidity ; Activated carbon treatment ; Organic compounds ; Adsorption ; Performance evaluation ; Experimental design ; Toluene ; Ethanols ; Methyl ethyl ketone ; Toxic substances
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB90-116153 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 21 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The paper describes the configuration of EPA's inhouse, automated, adsorption laboratory, operation of the laboratory, experimental design for evaluating single-component adsorption in the presence of humidity, and results to date. An objective of the laboratory is to characterize the effects of relative humidity (RH) on performance at the lowest concentrations of concern for potentially toxic organic pollutants. Tests have been performed to characterize the effect of humidity on the removal of volatile organics from contaminated air streams at concentrations ranging from 100 to 2000 ppmv. Three compounds, toluene, ethanol, and methyl ethyl ketone, were independently tested with a RH range between 30 and 70%. These tests were performed on activated carbon (BPL 4x10 mesh) on two bed columns, 15.2 cm in diameter and 15.2 cm deep.
"EPA/600/D-89/185." Includes bibliographical references. "Presented at APCA meeting, Anaheim, CA., 6/25-30, 1989." "Carlos M. Nunez, project officer." Microfiche.