Correlation of Methyl Chloride, Methylene Chloride, Chloroform, and Carbon Tetrachloride Adsorption Data on Silica Gel
Separation Science and Technology
Adsorption data of the homologous series methyl chloride, methylene chloride, chloroform, and carbon tetrachloride on silica gel were measured gravimetrically at 288, 293, and 298 K. For all the chlorinated hydrocarbons examined, the isotherms were Type I, showing no apparent hysteresis between the adsorption and desorption cycles. Experimental data were compared with the calculated equilibrium uptake as predicted by a synthetic heterogeneous isotherm model in which the local isotherm on a site is given by the Jovanovic equation and the distribution of energetically different sites is represented by a Morse-type energy distribution function. The absolute errors between the values calculated by the heterogeneous isotherm model and the experimental data ranged from 1.17 to 2.67%. Energy distribution functions showed that silica gel exhibits the same degree of heterogeneity for all of the adsorbates in the homologous series. © 1991, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.
Kuo, Shing Lin; Hines, Anthony L.; and Dural, Nilufer H., "Correlation of Methyl Chloride, Methylene Chloride, Chloroform, and Carbon Tetrachloride Adsorption Data on Silica Gel" (1991). Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Publications. 200.