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Environments 2017, 4(2), 33; doi:10.3390/environments4020033

Enhanced Adsorption of Organic Compounds over an Activated Carbon Cloth by an External-Applied Electric Field

Department of Materials, Environmental Sciences and Urban Planning, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Brecce Bianche 12, Ancona 60131, Italy
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Received: 1 March 2017 / Revised: 3 April 2017 / Accepted: 10 April 2017 / Published: 12 April 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Air Pollution Control)
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Adsorption of pollutants on activated carbon is an effective air pollution control technique. In this study, a strong and non-uniform electric field was applied over an activated carbon fiber cloth. The adsorption kinetic of several organic compounds (Acetone, Acetaldehyde, Benzene, Cyclohexane, Ethanol, Methyl Ethyl Ketone, Toluene, 1-Propanol) on the activated carbon cloth was evaluated in the presence and in the absence of an electric field. Results suggest that its application enhances the adsorptive process. A linear correlation was found between such enhancement and the specific heat of liquefaction of the organic compounds. View Full-Text
Keywords: air pollution control; activated carbon; electric field; organic compounds; enhanced adsorption air pollution control; activated carbon; electric field; organic compounds; enhanced adsorption
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Pierpaoli, M.; Ruello, M.L.; Fava, G. Enhanced Adsorption of Organic Compounds over an Activated Carbon Cloth by an External-Applied Electric Field. Environments 2017, 4, 33.

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