Date of Award


Degree Type



Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

First Advisor

Talu, Orhan

Subject Headings

Adsorption, Silicates, Methane, Ethylene, Propene, Carbon dioxide, adsorption pure component silicalite


Adsorption isotherms are measured for pure methane, ethylene, propylene and carbon dioxide in silicalite. Isotherm data are collected using a volumetric method at three different temperatures of 10C, 35C and 65C at pressure up to 100psi. The Virial equation and Langmuir equation have been applied to represent excess amount adsorbed in each pure component system. The binary adsorption equilibrium for various mixtures are predicted from the pure component adsorption data, using the Ideal Adsorption Solution Theory (IAST)