Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1982, 47, 3221-3229

The role of inert material in an adsorption bed

Milan Kočiřík, Jiří Stárek and Miloš Smutek

The J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 121 38 Prague 2


An influence of the presence of inert material in an adsorption bed is studied, with special regard to the width of breakthrough curves, the breakthrough time and the efficiency and dynamic capacity of an adsorption bed. The positive influence of the inert component is due to the decrease of the effective distribution constant. This influence is reflected in the terms characterizing the axial dispersion in a bed.