TITLE

Activated Carbon for Drying Compressed Air for Low Pressure Applications

AUTHOR(S)
Senanayake, N. S.; Dissanayake, D. M. K. K.
PUB. DATE
July 2011
SOURCE
International Review of Mechanical Engineering;Jul2011, Vol. 5 Issue 5, p818
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper presents the results of a study on the use of activated carbon for dehydration of compressed air. Compressed air consists of moisture and other impurities that are detrimental to smooth operation of machine tools and equipment. Usually dehydration is done centrally by different methods such as refrigeration drying, deliquescent drying, membrane drying, and adsorption drying. In adsorption drying, silica gel and activated alumina are widely used and these materials are relatively expensive compared to activated carbon which is locally produced using different sources of biomass. The study proved that activated carbon adsorbent beds can successfully be used to dry compressed air at 4 - 8 bar to meet the industry requirements.
ACCESSION #
76125799

 

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