Adsorbent particle size effects in the separation of air by rapid pressure swing adsorption

@inproceedings{Alpay1994AdsorbentPS,
  title={Adsorbent particle size effects in the separation of air by rapid pressure swing adsorption},
  author={Esat Alpay and C. N. Kenney and D. Matthew Scott},
  year={1994}
}
Abstract Experimental and theoretical investigations into air separation by rapid pressure swing adsorption over zeolite 5A are presented. These concentrate on the effect of adsorbent particle size on the separation performance of the unit undergoing simple cycles consisting of pressurisation and depressurisation steps. An optimum particle size for maximum cyclic equilibrium product oxygen purity is shown to exist; this is accurately predicted by model simulation. Calculations indicate that for… CONTINUE READING