Adsorption isotherms of CH4 on activated carbon from Indonesian low grade coal

Awaludin Martin, Wai Soong Loh, Kazi Afzalur Rahman, Kyaw Thu, Bambang Surayawan, Muhammad Idrus Alhamid, Nasruddin, Kim Choon Ng

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Abstract

This article presents an experimental approach for the determination of the adsorption isotherms of methane on activated carbon that is essential for methane storage purposes. The experiments incorporated a constant-volume- variable-pressure (CVVP) apparatus, and two types of activated carbon have been investigated, namely, activated carbon derived from the low rank coal of the East of Kalimantan, Indonesia, and a Carbotech activated carbon. The isotherm results which cover temperatures from (300 to 318) K and pressures up to 3.5 MPa are analyzed using the Langmuir, Tóth, and Dubinin-Astakhov (D-A) isotherm models. The heat of adsorption for the single component methane-activated carbon system, which is concentration- and temperature-dependent, is determined from the measured isotherm data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-367
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Chemical and Engineering Data
Volume56
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2011

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