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Diffusion mechanism of water vapour in a zeolitic tuff rich in clinoptilolite
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The adsorption kinetics of H2O in a clinoptilolite rich zeolitic tuff was experimentally investigated at 18°C. In the identification of the diffusion mechanism the isothermal adsorption model equation was used. It was found out that the intraparticle mass transfer becomes more dominant over the heat transfer with increase in particle size and the adsorptive dose pressure. Although initially intraparticle mass transfer was the controlling resistance later external heat transfer also contributes to the transfer mechanism.