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Adsorption Measurements of Methane on Activated Carbon in the Temperature Range (281 to 343) K and Pressures to 1.2 MPa

Xiaolin Wang, James French, Srinivasan Kandadai, Hui Tong Chua

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING DATA | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2010

Abstract

The adsorption characteristics of methane on a Maxsorb II specimen of activated carbon were measured over the temperature range of (281 to 343) K and at pressures up to 1.2 MPa using a new volumetric measurement system. The adsorbent was characterized through properties such as the skeletal density, Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface area, and pore-size distribution. The adsorption data were fitted to two isotherm models proposed by Tooth and Dubinin-Astakhov with a predictive accuracy of better than 3 %. The present data were compared with those of various researchers with comparable specimens and found to be consistent with those in the open literature. The present data could complement ..

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We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Ceasar Wood, Andrew Plavina, Benjamin Lee, and the CVVP student team for collecting a comprehensive set of data. We also acknowledge the facilities and scientific and technical assistance of the Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Research Facility at the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation & Analysis, The University of Western Australia, a facility funded by The University, State and Commonwealth Governments.Received for review November 9, 2009. Accepted February 5, 2010. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the Western Australian Geothermal Centre of Excellence.