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Main Title Evaluation of Parameters Affecting Activated Carbon Adsorption of a Solvent-Laden Air Stream.
Author Foster, M. L. ;
CORP Author IT Corp., Knoxville, TN.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA-68-02-3917; EPA/600/D-85/144;
Stock Number PB85-235992
Additional Subjects Air flow ; Emissions ; Carbon ; Adsorption ; Air intakes ; Volatile organic compound emissions ; Air pollution control ; Granular activated carbon treatment
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-235992 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 18p
As part of EPA's continuing research on methods to control volatile organic compound emissions, a vapor-phase activated carbon pilot plant has been constructed. The automated, computer-controlled pilot plant has been designed to provide data not easily obtained from full-scale adsorption systems. As part of an overall testing program, the pilot plant was operated on an actual solvent-laden air stream at a manufacturing site. The purpose of the testing was to evaluate parameters affecting vapor-phase carbon adsorption and to determine if modifications to the existing adsorption system at the site would improve performance. The parameters investigated include relative humidity and temperature of the solvent-laden air stream, carbon type, the amount of steam used to regenerate the carbon, and the effect of cooling and drying the carbon bed after regeneration. The experimental conditions and the loading, expressed in pounds of volatile organic compound adsorbed per pound of activated carbon, are reported.