Experimental study on carbon based adsorbents for greenhouse dehumidification

Muhammad Sultan, Ibrahim I. El-Sharkawl, Takahiko Miyazaki, Bidyut Baran Saha, Shigeru Koyama

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    Adsorption of water vapors onto silica-gel and two types of carbon based adsorbents (CBAs) has been experimentally investigated. Adsoption data has been analyzed for various adsorption models. The Guggenhein, Anderson. De-Boer (GAB) and Dubinin-Astakhov (D-A) models gave the good fit for silica-gel and CBAs respectively with an error of less than 5%. The greenhouse air-is proposed the water sorption application for CBAs. Results showed that the CBAs can dehumidify the greenhouse air by utilizing low regeneration temperature and 3-6 times less adsorbent mass as compared to silica-gel. The isosteric heat of adsorption of CBA&Iwater pair does not extremely effect on dehumidification performance.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)5-11
    Number of pages7
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Ceramics and Composites
    • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
    • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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