Adsorption Isotherms of Ethylene in NaX (Zeolite Structure FAU)

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This Demonstration plots adsorbtion versus pressure, , at various temperatures for ethylene () in NaX, known as faujasite zeolite structure (FAU). The amount adsorbed, (expressed in mol/kg), increases at low temperatures and high pressures. The adsorption isotherm, shown in red, is given by the following relation:



where is Henry's constant at , expressed in mol/(kg kPa), is the saturation capacity, equal to 2.9997 mol/kg, and , for =1 to 3, are the virial coefficients. If these coefficients are set equal to zero, one recovers the well-known Langmuir equation (the blue curve). The term is the differential enthalpy of adsorption.


Contributed by: Housam Binous (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



T. M. Letcher, ed., Chemical Thermodynamics for Industry, Cambridge: The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2004.

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