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Title (Primary) Selective dielectric heating for efficient adsorptive-catalytic cleaning of contaminated gas streams
Author Roland, U.; Kraus, M.; Holzer, F.; Trommler, U.; Kopinke, F.-D.;
Journal Applied Catalysis A-General
Year 2014
Department TUCHEM;
Volume 474
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T41;
Keywords Decontamination; Volatile organic compounds; Adsorption; Catalytic oxidation; Radio-frequency dielectric heating
UFZ wide themes RU3;
Abstract A dynamic phenomenon of selective dielectric heating using radio-frequency energy is used to establish a continuous process for the elimination of organic pollutants from contaminated gas streams. The process consists of two phases characterized by adsorption and by regeneration utilizing in situ catalytic oxidation. The thermal regeneration of the packed bed is started by a so-called thermo-chromatographic pulse, i.e. a combined water/temperature pulse moving through the reactor with a packed bed containing both an adsorber and a catalytically active component (NaY zeolite and Pt, respectively). The pronounced temperature pulse is formed due to the strongly enhanced absorption of electromagnetic energy within a water pulse. This can be explained by the complex dependency of the energy absorption on both local moisture content and local temperature of the zeolite. As a result, the previously adsorbed organic contaminants are desorbed and, simultaneously, the catalyst is thermally activated leading to total oxidation of the released hydrocarbons. Thus, the gas stream can be permanently cleaned employing only one packed bed reactor. This has been demonstrated for various experimental conditions.
ID 14834
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=14834
Roland, U., Kraus, M., Holzer, F., Trommler, U., Kopinke, F.-D. (2014):
Selective dielectric heating for efficient adsorptive-catalytic cleaning of contaminated gas streams
Appl. Catal. A-Gen. 474 , 244 - 249