Correlation pegs adsorption limits of activated carbon for chlorinated petchems in water

This article presents a correlation that accurately estimates the adsorption capacity of activated carbon for removing chlorinated petrochemicals in water.Results use the Freundlich equation for adsorption capacity as a function of the compound concentration in aqueous liquid. The correlation constants are presented in a tabular format, which makes for rapid engineering use. Correlation and experimental results agree favorably.A previous article (OGJ, May 5, 2003, p. 80) developed a correlation for the adsorption capacity of activated carbon for alkyl benzenes in water.BackgroundPhysical and thermodynamic property data for chlorinated petrochemicals are especially helpful to engineers and...

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