Verification Of The Hydrodynamic Adsorption Model (HAM) — Comparison With Experimental Data
Free (open access)
G. Langergraber, W. Loiskandl, A. Weingartner, H. Schachner
The simulation tool HAM enables the user to calculate the flow pattern and the adsorption in an activated carbon adsorber. For a verification of the model simulated breakthrough curves are compared with experimental data from single bed columns. Further simulation runs compare two multi-layer-procedures which were developed to reduce GAC-Fouling (the LUCA and the KSVA procedure) with a conventional adsorber consisting of a single bed. A sensitivity analysis points out which parameters have a large influence on the simulation quality of HAM and should therefore be determined carefully.