Chemie Ingenieur Technik, Vol.92, No.4, 323-330, 2020
Schnelle Abschatzung des Durchbruchsverhaltens von konkurrierend adsorbierenden KomponentenRapid Estimation of the Breakthrough Behavior of Competing Adsorbing Components
Selective adsorption using fixed-bed adsorbers is an important and widely used separation process. Breakthrough curves are an essential factor in the design of adsorbers. The aim of this article in the section "How to: Elegant solutions for practical problems" is to estimate rapidly the position of breakthrough curves in fixed-bed adsorbers. To illustrate the breakthrough behavior of single components and mixtures two literature examples are used and the equilibrium theory of adsorption is explained. The potential of the equilibrium theory for predicting mean retention times and intermediate plateaus generated by competing components is demonstrated.