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Title: Adsorption part 1


1
Adsorption(part 1)
Instructor Prof. Moo Been Chang Date 2008/10/08
Graduate Institute of Environmental
EngineeringNational Central University
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Outline
  • What is the adsorption?
  • Adsorption Isotherms
  • Adsorbent Material
  • The Application of Activated Carbon
  • -- VOCs control
  • -- Dioxins (PCDD/Fs) control

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What is the adsorption?
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Adsorption
Definition the gases, liquids or dissolved
substances (adsorbate) on the surface of solids
(adsorbent)
  • Adsorption means the attachment of molecules to
    the
  • surface of a solid. In contrast absorption
    means the
  • dissolution of molecules within a collecting
    medium,
  • which may be liquid or solid.
  • Generally, adsorbed materials are attached onto
    the
  • surface of a material, like dust on a wall.
    Absorption
  • mostly occurs into liquids, adsorption mostly
    onto
  • solids.

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Adsorption Requirements
  • adsorbent must have large surface areas,
  • adsorbent must have internal micropores and
    macropores (eg., activated carbon zeolite),
  • selective adsorption (moisture must be avoided),
  • need good contact time for successful separation,
  • pre-treatment to lower gas composition required,
  • no mal-distribution of flow in the bed,
  • easy regeneration of bed should be possible,
  • continuous operation requires multiple beds in
    tandem.

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Category of Adsorption
  • Physisorption
  • (Physical or van der Waals adsorptions)
  • weak bonding of gas molecules to the solid
  • exothermic ( 0.1 kcal/mole)
  • no physical or chemical changes
  • reversible
  • multilayer adsorption
  • does not accompany catalysis
  • Chemisorption
  • chemical bonding by reaction
  • exothermic (gt 10 kcal/mole)
  • adsorbent changes characteristics
  • irreversible
  • monolayer in most case
  • definitely catalyzed

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Adsorption Mechanism
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Temperature Effect on Adsorption
Q Why adsorption capacity decreases when gas
temperature is increased?
9
Thermodynamic Analysis
According to 2nd law of thermodynamic ?G ?H -
T?S ?G Gibbs free energy ?H enthaplpy ?S
entropy
Since the adsorption is a spontaneous reaction,
so we can say that the entropy and Gibbs free
energy are below 0.(?Slt0 ) (?G lt0 ) .
So the enthaplpy (?H) must be negative. (?Hlt0)
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Thermodynamic Analysis
The adsorption is an exothermic reaction.
The higher temperature the lower
efficiency of adsorption
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Adsorption Isotherms
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Adsorption Isotherms
Data relating adsorbed concentration (g/g of bed
weight) to equilibrium gas phase concentration
(g/ml of stream) is given in terms of adsorption
isotherms.
Wads f (P,T)
  • Three common types of isotherms
  • Langmuir
  • Freundlich
  • BET

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Favorable and Unfavorable Adsorption
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Langmuir Isotherm
The earliest model of gas adsorption suggested by
Langmuir (1916). The classical Langmuir model is
limited to monolayer adsorption. It is assumed
that gas molecules striking the surface have a
given probability of adsorption. Molecules
already adsorbed similarly have a given
probability of desorption. At equilibrium, equal
numbers of molecules desorb and adsorb at any
time. The probabilities are related to the
strength of the interaction between the adsorbent
surface and the adsorbate gas.
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Langmuir Isotherm (contd)
Rate of adsorption,
Rate of desorption,
At equilibrium,
where, Wads the mass of gas adsorbed at
pressure P Wmax the mass of gas which covers
the entire adsorbing surface with a monolayer P
the partial pressure of interest in the gas
phase ? coverage C a constant for the
gas/solid combination ka/kd ka the
adsorption rate coefficient kd the desorption
rate coefficient.
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Langmuir Isotherm (contd)
Some physisorption and most chemisoption
processes follow this isotherm. It is the one
with the best theoretical basis, which assumes
that adsorption is limited to one monolayer on
the surface.
One can obtain the two constants by linearization
of the isotherm
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Langmuir Isotherm (contd)
It is particularly suited to represent binary and
ternary systems.
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Freundlich Isotherm
The Fruendlich isotherm model is valid for
heterogeneous surfaces, monolayer coverage.
Common for most adsorption work since it fits
almost all data. It is empirical in nature,
although some theoretical foundations do exit.
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Freundlich Isotherm
The expression Wads KF P 1/n
(KF and n are experimentally determined
parameters)
  • When n 1, the reaction is linear and called
    partitioning.
  • When n gt 1, the reaction is said to be
    favorable as the incremental change in amount
    sorbed decreases with increasing concentrations.
  • While n lt 1 is called unfavorable because the
    reverse is true.
  • Most natural adsorbents exhibit either linear or
    favorable adsorption.
  • The Langmuir and Fruendlich models for n lt 1 are
    concave downwards, so both models can be
    calibrated to similar data..

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Freundlich Isotherm (contd)
lnWads lnKF 1/n lnP
Wads KF P 1/n
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Freundlich Isotherm Parameters
Available for a wide variety of organic vapors on
various activated carbon types
Wads KF P 1/n
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Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) Isotherm
  • Brunauer, Emmett and Teller (BET) developed
    several models for gas adsorption on solids which
    have become the effective standard for surface
    area measurements.
  • BET isotherm is valid for multiple layers on
    homogeneous surfaces.

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Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) Isotherm
  • The assumptions underlying the simplest BET
    isotherm are
  • Gas adsorbs on a flat, uniform surface of the
    solid with a uniform heat of adsorption due to
    van der Waals forces between the gas and the
    solid.
  • There is no lateral interaction between the
    adsorbed molecules.
  • After the surface has become partially covered by
    adsorbed gas molecules, additional gas can adsorb
    either on the remaining free surface or on top of
    the already adsorbed layer. The adsorption of
    the second and subsequent layers occurs with a
    heat of adsorption equal to the heat of
    liquefaction of the gas.

multi-layers adsorption
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BET Isotherm (contd)
Work for almost any type of data on the
adsorption of gases on solids. It describes
every type of isotherm including the linear, and
Langmuir isotherms. The theoretical basis is
sound.
For single component the equation is,
for n ? ?
for finite n
Note that n is the number of adsorbed monolayers,
and x P/P0. Where, P is the actual partial
pressure of gas in the stream and P0 is the vapor
pressure of the pure gas.
Note The BET simplifies to the Langmuir when
relative pressure x lt 0.01 and C gt100 (Valsaraj
et al., 1992).
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BET Isotherm (contd)
To obtain the parameters in the BET equation, one
needs to linearize the equation
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Empirical Equations for Adsorption
(1). Correlation using a logarithmic series
expansion such as
Note that a, b and c are constants specific to a
typical compound.
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The most common isotherm models Dastgheib and
Rockstraw, 2002
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Adsorbent Material
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Adsorbent Material
  • Silica Gel
  • Molecular Sieves (zeolite)
  • Activated Carbon
  • Activated Alumina

Polar and Non-polar adsorbents
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H2O
H2O
H2O
O
OH
OH
OH
OH
heating
hydrophobic
hydrophilic
Physical property might be changed as overheated.
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Physical Properties of Adsorbents
Source Cooper and Alley (2002)
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Activated carbon from various sources
Source Cooper and Alley (2002)
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Adsorbent Material
  • Activated Carbon

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Adsorbent Material
  • Activated Carbon
  • The most common adsorbent which apply to
    various works and utilizes to deodorization,
    decolor ,remove various toxic substances and so
    on.
  • As the research show that about 280,000 tons
    activated carbons are consumed each year in the
    world.

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Adsorbent Material
  • Activated carbons have unique porous structures,
    large
  • specific surface area and porosity, and
    various surface
  • functional groups.
  • These physical and chemical properties make
    activated
  • carbons the most commonly employed adsorbents
    for
  • removal of VOCs from gaseous and liquid
    phases.

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Adsorbent Material
The adsorption capacities and kinetics of
activated carbons depends on their surface
microstructure, including (a)specific surface
area, (b)pore volume, pore size distribution and
(c)various surface function groups
(a) Specific Surface Area
Generally speaking, the higher surface area can
have higher adsorption capacity.
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Adsorbent Material
(b) Porosity
The activated carbon have higher porous
structure. Some researches indicate the
surfaces of the pores of 1 g AC is equal 8
tennis courts.
According to the IUPAC(International Union of
Pure and Applied Chemistry, 1972) define the
diameter of the pores.
(1)macropore diameter lt2nm
(2)mesoropore diameter 250 nm
(3)micropore diameter gt50 nm
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Adsorbent Material
  • According to the research indicates that the
    diameter of air pollutants
  • are on the range of 0.40.85 nm in general,
    so the proportion of the
  • micropores are more important for those .
    Stenzel (1993)
  • The dioxin compounds are larger than those
    contaminants.
  • The diameter of dioxin is about 0.351.37nm.

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Adsorbent Material
  • (3) Surface Functional Groups.
  • Generally speaking, activated carbons are
    non-polar
  • adsorbents which have higher affinity to
    non-polar organic matters.
  • The surface functional groups can affect the
    characteristics of
  • adsorption, especially oxygen groups.

The oxygen groups polar
  • Most oxygen groups can react with H2O molecular
    and reduce
  • the adsorption capacities. (When H2O molecules
    exist. )

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Adsorbent Material
The figure of oxygen groups
The research indicated that the oxygen groups
could hinder the adsorption of the non-polar
organic maters (i.e CCl4 ) . Ishizaki (1988)
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Pore Structure of Activated Carbon
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Pore Structure (contd)
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Indicator
(1) Molasses Number
Decolorizing Index
(2)Methylene Blue Number
The adsorption indicator of aryl organic matters
(3)Phenol Number
Because of phenol molecules have higher
solubility and often exist in the environmental
pollution. Thus phenol number is an important
indicator for adsorption ability.
(4)Alky Benzene Sulphonate,ABS
The adsorption indicator of large molecular
(5) Iodine Number
Iodine number B.E.T surface area
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Adsorbent Material
According to the difference forms, we can
separate five styles
(1) Powder Activated Carbon( PAC)
PACs have large external surface area and short
diffusion path. The velocity of adsorption are
most fast.
(2) Granular Activated Carbon( GAC)
The surface area of GACs are smaller than PACs,
but the GACs have many advantages such as to fill
easily, .to regenerate easily, have lower
pressure drop and so on.
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Adsorbent Material
(3)Spherical or Cylindrical Activated Carbon)
  • Spherical or Cylindrical Activated Carbon
    usually have
  • higher mechanistic intensity.

(4) Activated Carbon Fiber, (ACF)
  • ACFs have higher surface area than PACs and have
    lower pressure
  • drop than GACs .But ACFs also have higher
    price than others.

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Adsorbent Material
(5) Impregnated Activated Carbon (IAC)
  • To put activated carbon into specific chemical
    solution and
  • make these chemical substances to fix on the
    surface of
  • activated carbon.
  • Activated carbon also can coating specific metals
    as a catalyst.

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The influence of activated carbon adsorption
The characteristic of adsorbent
  • Specific surface area
  • Surface Functional Groups
  • Porosity

The characteristic of adsorbate
  • The molecular size of adsorbate
  • The polar of adsorbate
  • The concentration of adsorbate

The factor of environment
  • Temperature
  • Moisture

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The influence of Temperature
The adsorption of naphthol in different
temperature
The adsorption is an exothermic reaction.
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The influence of humidity
  • Water vapor is one of the major impurities in
    atmospheric air and it is, in many
  • cases, present in most air pollution control
    problems. The fact that the effluent
  • gas streams to be treated in adsorption
    processes present virtually always
  • water vapor may result in a very inefficient
    performance of the activated
  • carbon in pollutants removal.

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The influence of humidity
Isotherm for toluene trichloroethylene and
water vapor (individual)
Amount of trichloroethylene adsorbed as a
function of relative humidity
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A way to reduce water
For instance,a hazardous waste incinerator in
Turkey. (Environ. Sci. Technol. 2004,38,
1201-1207)
Description of Activated carbon unit.
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A way to reduce water
  • Flue gases leaving the wet scrubbers at 60-65 C
    are generally
  • supersaturated with water vapor (about 22-24
    (v/v) at normal
  • conditions, corresponding to relative
    humidities (RH) between
  • 110 and 130).
  • Therefore, a condensation process is required
    before the AC.
  • High humidity can negatively affect the
    adsorption of a carbon
  • bed by filling up the pores in the carbon
    particles with condensed
  • water.
  • Condensation occurs in the condensation chamber,
    which is
  • combined with the AC unit, by a sudden
    decrease in the velocity of
  • the flue gas and contact with the cold
    metallic surfaces.

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A way to reduce water
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The Application of Activated Carbon
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) control
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VOCs Control
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are one of the
    most common
  • pollutants emitted by the chemical process
    industries, which
  • include most solvents such as thinner,
    degreasers, cleaners,
  • lubricants, and liquid fuels.
  • VOCs are present in many types of waste gases and
    are often
  • removed by adsorption and activated carbon
    (AC) is commonly
  • used as adsorbents of gases and vapors because
    of their
  • developed surface area and large pore volumes

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VOCs Control
  • Several techniques for VOCs have been
    investigated such
  • as thermal incineration, catalytic oxidation,
    condensation,
  • absorption, bio-filtration, adsorption, and
    membrane separation
  • The main APCD giving rise to recovery and
    recycling of
  • VOC are the following
  • phase transfer technologies adsorption and
    absorption.
  • VOC concentration technologies condensation,
    cryocondensation


  • and membrane processes.

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VOCs Control
  • combustion processes incineration and catalytic
    oxidation.
  • chemical or photochemical oxidation technologies.
  • biotechnologies biotrickling filter,
    bioscrubber, and biofilter.

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VOCs Control
Table 1 presents some characteristics of the main
APCD, as applied to the VOC elimination
(Hurashima and Chang, 2000 Degreve et al.,
2001Wang et al., 2001)
Figure 1 Application limits (flow rateVOC
concentration) of different APCD, based on
references of Crocker and Schnelle, 1998Juteau,
1997, and Devinny et al., 1998.
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Figure 1. Application limits
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The Application of Activated Carbon
PCDD/Fs control
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PCDD (Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxins) and PCDF
(Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans)
Dioxins Control
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Inrodution
  • PCDD and PCDF are commonly known as dioxin which
    has been listed as one of the persistent organic
    pollutants (POPs).
  • The PCDD/Fs originate mainly from waste
    incineration processes including municipal waste
    incinerators (MWIs), and industrial waste
    incinerators (IWIs) and medical waste
    incinerators.
  • In addition to the waste incineration process,
    major anthropogenic sources for PCDD/Fs emission
    include industrial process such as chemical
    manufacturing and metal smelting processes
    including electric arc furnaces (EAFs) and sinter
    plants.

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(TEFs) for PCDD/F and PCB congeners
4Cl
5Cl
2,3,7,8 TeCDD
6Cl
7Cl
PCB-126
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The hurt for humanFor instance, the present in
UkraineVictor Yushchenko
  • Blood and tissue registered concentrations of
    dioxin 1,000 times above normal levels

Before (Feb, 2004)
Present (2005)
2,3,7,8-TCDD causes effects on the skin
(chloracne) and may cause cancer in people.
"We had not seen anything like that for the past
100 years, I believe it would be appropriate to
compare this to the fall of the Soviet Union or
the fall of the Berlin wall.
Dr. Michael Zimpfer, the head doctor of the
Rudolfinerhaus clinic, reveals Yushchenko's blood
test results to the international media.
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The mechanism of dioxins and furans formation
  • Formation in incinerator/furnace
  • Each of the factors is presented inTable 1
  • Formation of PCDD/Fs from precursor compounds
  • Cl and a phenolic precursor, which combine to
    form a chlorinated precursor, followed by
    oxidation fo chlorinated precursors (catalyzed by
    a copper catalyst such as CuCl2 ).
  • (a) 2HCl1/2 O2 H2O
    Cl2
  • (b) phenol Cl2
    chlorophenol (dioxin precursor)
  • (c) 2-chlorophenol1/2O2
    dioxin Cl2
  • De novo synthesis
  • De novo synthesis promotes the formation of
    PCDD/Fs in the combustive oxidation of carbon
    particulates catalyzed by a transition metal in
    the presence of chlorine.

CuCl2
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The factors affecting PCDD/F formation during
combustion process (Mackay, 2002)
Table 1
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The Regulations
  • The emission abatement of toxic chemicals, such
    as
  • polychlorinated dioxins and furans (PCDD/F)
    as well as
  • polychlorinated benzenes and phenols,
    polycyclic aromatic
  • hydrocarbons (PAHs), and some heavy metals,
    is growing in
  • importance because of general environmental
    and health
  • concern and is reflected in more stringent
    emission
  • standards for these components.
  • PCDD/F emission standards in Taiwan summarized in
    Table2.

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PCDD/F emission standards in Taiwan
Table2
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Dioxins (PCDD/Fs) control
Effective PCDD/Fs control methods
Applying activated carbon to adsorb PCDD/Fs
  • As an end-of-pipe technique, the removal of
    PCDD/Fs in flue gases is
  • necessary to reduce the emissions of PCDD/Fs to
    environment .
  • A number of equipments have been tested such as
    ESP, scrubber, bag filter,
  • adsorbent injection, and combination of these
    under different operating
  • conditions.
  • The combination of a scrubber, a bag filter
    coupled with activated carbon
  • injection has been found to be a most
    effective technique for PCDD/F
  • emission control.

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Techniques available for PCDD/Fs emission control
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Two different methods of contacting gas with
carbon adsorbent have been used.
  • Carbon injection process
  • Fixed-Bed Activated Carbon Filter

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Dioxins (PCDD/Fs) control
  • Carbon injection process

Principal
Carbon injection is a process that involves the
injection of powdered activated carbon or a
mixture of dry powdered lime and carbon into a
combustion gas somewhere in the air pollution
control train.
The carbon is collected in a dry particulate
control device such as fabric filter.
Along with particulate from the combustion
process, the carbon forms a cake on the fabric
filter bags that gives additional PCDD/Fs
removal, acting as a carbon bed, until the carbon
and particulate cake is removed from the filter
bag surface.
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Dioxins (PCDD/Fs) control
According to the method of activated carbon
addition, the entrained-flow process, activated
carbon is injected before the bag filter and
carried by flue gas to the filter where it builds
up a carbon layer which removes PCDD/F from the
flowing gas.
Thus, a AC adsorber integrated with a fabric
filter has the potential to replace conventional
APCDs.
Whereas PCDD/F abatement in MSWIs is mostly
achieved through entrained-phase adsorption upon
pulverized activated carbon (Donghoon et al.,
1999Everaert et al., 2003),
Source
K. Everaert, J. Baeyens , Environ. Sci. Technol.
2003, 37, 1219-1224
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Removal efficiencies of PCDD/Fs by air pollution
control devices in municipal solid waste
incinerators
Kim Sam-Cwan, Jeon Sung Hwan , Chemosphere
43(2001)773-776
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As shown in Table 2, six of the nine MSW
incineration facilities were equipped with EP and
WS to control dust and acidic gases. Four of the
nine facilities were of the newly installed MSW
incineration facilities have adopted SNCR-SDA/BF
or SDA/BF-SCR followed by the rapid cooling
system as a combination of APCDs to control the
PCDD/Fs emission.
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Table 3 shown the removal efficiencies of PCDD/Fs
by EP were in the range of -113 to 95.
When the AC was injected in front of it PCDD/Fs
wre removed to about 68 to 95, but PCDD/Fs were
synthesized to about -44 to -113 when AC was
not injected.
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Table 4 shown that three incinerators equipped
with SDA/BF had as high as 99 PCDD/Fs removal
efficiencies when the mixed lime and AC was
sprayed into the SDA.
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  • Fixed-Bed Activated Carbon Filter

Principal
In fixed-bed mode of operation the gas flows
through a bed of solid adsorbent. Sufficient
adsorbent is provided so that the operation can
continue for a long time, from several hours to
1yr or more, before the bed becomes saturated.
Although this technique is relatively complex
towards process engineering, it is able to
achieve the highest separation efficiency.
Source
K. Everaert, J. Baeyens Waste Management 2004,
24 ,3742
AYKAN KARADEIR ,Environ. Sci. Technol. 2004, 38,
1201-1207
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Fixed-Bed Adsorption System
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Breakthrough Curve
Total mass adsorbed
0.5C0
0.05C0
t5
t50
Mass adsorbed at t5
TPR gt 0.7 LUB lt 0.3 are recommended for Vapor
Recovery Systems (by Rood).
Q What do TPR, q, LUB mean?
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Fixed-Bed Activated Carbon Filter
Description
  • A fixed bed is used on a continuous basis and is
    disposed off when the
  • carbon bed is nearly saturated, i.e. prior to
    breakthrough of the
  • pollutant in the effluent.
  • For granular materials (gtgt300 mm), combustion and
    explosion hazards
  • are negligible.
  • The advantages of the fixed bed adsorbers
    include
  • the cross- or countercurrent operation with
    beds of sufficient depth/thickness
  • guarantees very high PCDD/F removal
    efficiencies (?99.5, against90 98
  • in entrained-phase pulverized systems.

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Description
  • With negligible combustion and explosion hazards,
    safety precautions can be
  • limited to a temperature monitoring.
    Pulverized carbon processes are more
  • liable to explosion and combustion, therefore
    temperature measurements need
  • to be complemented by e.g. CO-monitoring in
    storage silos
  • The disadvantage of fixed bed adsorbers relate to
    the low gas velocity used
  • (thus increasing the cross-sectional area of
    the adsorber), the deep beds
  • used to avoid breakthrough (thus operating at
    high pressure drop) and the
  • possible clogging by residual flue gas dust.
  • To minimize pressure drop in fixed beds, granular
    or pelletized adsorbent
  • is used the particle size of granules is
    typically about 14 mm.

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Comparison
Each method has some advantages and drawbacks.
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Application
A hazardous waste incinerator in Turkey
FIGURE 1. Flow diagram of post-combustion units
with associated temperature profiles and
retention times in the plant.
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Application
Figures 2 and 3 illustrate the distribution of 17
TEF-valued PCDD/F congeners and PCDD/F homologues
before and after the AC unit.
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Results and Discussion
  • Dioxin distribution between solid and vapor
    phases in the flue gas is related to the vapor
    pressure.
  • AC can effectively remove gas-phase dioxins and
    its ineffective in removing particle-bound
    dioxins.
  • The average gas/particle ratio at 65oC in a flue
    gas was calculated as 50 for lower chlorinated
    PCDD/Fs, while it was about 0.1 for highly
    chlorinated ones.
  • There was a predominance of PCDD/F on the solid
    in the
  • same unit after the AC, highly
    volatile congeners were adsorbed comparatively
    more strongly than lower volatile ones.

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Results and Discussion
  • Recent study by Chang et al. agrees that higher
    removal efficiencies for lower chlorinated PCDD/F
    congeners (with higher vapor pressures )by carbon
    adsorption.
  • Figures 4 and 5 show that as the chlorination
    level of dioxin congeners and homologues
    increases, the removal efficiency of PCDD/F by
    carbon adsorption decreases.
  • The flue gas pass through ESP and wet scrubbers
    before the AC, the very fine particles could not
    be removed by these pollution control stages.
  • As Chang et al states, the removal efficiency of
    common APCES for particles with small diameters
    (especially with diameters of 0.11µm)is
    relatively low.
  • The ultrafine particles escaping the wet
    scrubbers, on the other hand, most of the
    volatile and semi-volatile pollutants including
    dioxins were adsorbed on such small particles due
    to the high surface area/volume ratios.

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FIGURE 4. Average removal efficiencies of
TEF-valued PCDD/F congeners.
FIGURE 5. Average removal efficiencies of PCDD/F
homologues.
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Results and Discussion
  • Effect of Flue Gas Composition on AC Removal of
  • PCDD/Fs.
  • These include organic products of incomplete
    combustion (PICs), volatile metallic compounds,
    acid gases and moisture.
  • PCDD/Fs removal efficiencies showed negative
    correlations with SO2(R20.51), NOx(R20.65),
  • ,HCl(R20.64).
  • SO2 and NOx concentrations were reduced by5060
    and 510, respectively , through AC.
  • sulfuric acid , hydrogen chloride.
  • decrease AC adsorptive capacity.

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Results and Discussion
  • Because of these acidic effects, the AC material
    is getting wet.
  • SO2and HCl adsorbed on the activated carbon
    and they can combine with flue gas moisture
    easily.
  • Since the RH of the flue gas is high (7080) in
    the AC unit at IZAYDAS, the decrease in the
    removal efficiency could be attributed to the
    increase of SO2 and HCl concentrations.

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Conclusion
  • Both methods are widely used on municipal waste
    combustors, hazardous waste incinerators, and
    electric steel plants.
  • Both methods have higher efficiencies to control
    PCDD/Fs emission.
  • Newly methods will be introduced on next chapter.
  • (ACFC and AC moving bed)

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Advantages
  • In addition to remove PCDD/Fs, AC also can remove
    VOCs, PAHs, PCBs, and heavy metals (especially
    Hg), etc, in flue gas at the same time.
  • The cost of AC which used to control air
    pollution are more cheap than SCR.
  • To use AC is more energy saving than SCR.
  • The AC adsorption technologies has been employed
    in Taiwan, because of the removal efficiency can
    reach more than 90.

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