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A chromatographic study of carbon monoxide adsorption on a clinoptilolite-containing natural zeolitic material
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In this study, the equilibrium and kinetic parameters for CO adsorption on clinoptilolite-rich natural zeolitic material were determined by the concentration pulse chromatography technique. Experiments were carried out at different column temperatures (60-120°C) and interstitial carrier gas velocities (3.1-16.3 cm/s) using a clinoptilolite-rich natural zeolitic material packed column. The equilibrium and kinetic parameters were determined by matching the moments of the experimentally obtained response curves to the parameters in the mathematical model. The Henry's Law constants were found to decrease from 700 to 49 with increasing temperature. The heat of adsorption at low coverage was found to be 50.73 kJ/molK. The contributions from external film, macropore, and micropore diffusion resistances to mass transfer were determined, and the micropore diffusion resistance was found to be the major contributor. The micropore diffusivity as a function of crystal radius (Dc/rc 2) was determined and found to change between 5.72 × 10-4 and 1.34 × 10-2 s-1 in the temperature range studied.