(35b) Development of Adsorption Equilibrium Relations for Mixtures from Pure Component Isotherms and Henry's Law Behavior with Components in Excess

Authors: 
LeVan, M. D., Vanderbilt University
Mitchell, L. A., Vanderbilt University

A new method for developing adsorption equilibrium relations for gas mixtures is presented.  First, pure component isotherms are measured and described by appropriate isotherm equations.  Then, binary measurements are performed with one component at a trace level and the other at a substantial loading, a condition we refer to as Henry's law behavior with a second component in excess.  The virial excess mixture coefficient method is used to obtain correction terms to the ideal adsorbed solution theory, with the coefficients determined solely from the Henry's law data.  Then, for data measured over the full composition space, the theory provides simple and accurate improvements to predictions of the ideal adsorbed solution theory.  As an example of implementation, the method is applied to the system of nitrogen and oxygen adsorbed on LiLSX zeolite.