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Ethanol adsorption onto metal organic framework: Theory and experiments

Saha, Bidyut Baran, El-Sharkawy, Ibrahim I., Miyazaki, Takahiko, Koyama, Shigeru, Henninger, Stefan K., Herbst, Annika, Janiak, Christoph
Energy 2015 v.79 pp. 363-370
adsorption, coordination polymers, ethanol, magnetism, models, sorption isotherms, temperature
This paper presents experimental and theoretical investigations of adsorption characteristics of ethanol onto metal organic framework namely MIL-101Cr. Adsorption isotherms and kinetics of the studied pair have been measured gravimetrically using a magnetic suspension adsorption measurement unit and volumetrically employing a Quantachrome Autosorb iQ MP machine. The present experiments have been conducted within relative pressures between 0.1 and 0.9 and adsorption temperatures ranging from 30 to 70 °C, which are suitable for adsorption cooling applications. Adsorption isotherm data exhibit that 1 kg of MIL-101Cr can adsorb as high as 1.1 kg of ethanol at adsorption temperature of 30 °C, and the Tóth equation has been used to fit the experimentally measured data. As of the experimentally measured adsorption uptake rate data, the Fickian diffusion model is found to be suitable. These data are essential for designing a new generation of adsorption chiller.