Carl L. Yaws, Li Bu, Sachin Nijhawan Lamar University Beaumont, Tex. Adsorption on activated carbon is an effective method for removing volatile organic compound (VOC) contaminants from gases. A new, simple equation has been developed for calculating activated carbon's adsorption capacity as a function of the VOC concentration in the gas. The correlation shows good agreement with experimental results. Results from the equation are applicable for conditions commonly encountered in air pollution control techniques (25 C., 1 atm). The only input parameters needed are VOC concentrations and a table of correl...

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