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Dynamic heat of adsorption of water vapour on zeolitic tuff and zeolite 4A by flow microcalorimetry
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In this study a practical method for measurement of heat of adsorption of water vapour on adsorbents was developed to evaluate the feasibility of substitution of a zeolitic tuff with zeolite 4A in air drying and heat pumps. The change of heat of adsorption with inlet humidity of the air passing through the calorimeter was investigated. Samples were characterised by X-ray diffraction and thermal gravimetric analysis techniques. Specific heats of the zeolitic tuff and zeolite 4A were measured as 1.01 and 1.42 J/g K, respectively. Adsorption isotherms fitted to the Langmuir model with regression coefficient 0.93 and 0.94 with monolayer capacities, Xm 9.68% and 26.35% H 2O for the zeolitic tuff and zeolite 4A, respectively. The energy storage intensity was measured in the range 48-97 J/g and 464-201 J/g for the tuff and zeolite 4A, respectively. Heat of adsorption of zeolite decreased with surface coverage and it was in the range 1750-2835 and 1104-2640 J/g H 2O for the zeolitic tuff and zeolite 4A, respectively.