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Environmental Engineering Research 2012;17(2): 117-122. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4491/eer.2012.17.2.117
Analysis of Siloxane Adsorption Characteristics Using Response Surface Methodology
Jin-Kyu Park1, Gyeung-Mi Lee1, Chae-Young Lee2, Kwang-Beom Hur3, and Nam-Hoon Lee1
1Department of Environmental Engineering, Anyang University, Anyang 430-714, Korea
2Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Suwon, Suwon 445-743, Korea
3Korea Electric Power Corporation, Daejeon 305-706, Korea
Corresponding Author: Nam-Hoon Lee ,Tel: +82-31-467-0891, Fax: +82-31-467-0789, Email: nhlee@anyang.ac.kr
Received: March 7, 2012;  Accepted: May 23, 2012.
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A central composite design and response surface methodology were applied to investigate the optimum conditions for maximum adsorption capacity in activated alumina as an adsorbent. The optimized conditions were determined for adsorption capacity using variables of flow rate and temperature. It was found that flow rate and temperature greatly influenced the adsorption capacity, as determined by analysis of variance analysis of these variables. Statistical checks indicated that second order polynomial equations were adequate for representing the experimental values. The optimum conditions for adsorption capacity were 00C and 2,718 mL/min, with the estimated maximum adsorption capacity of 17.82%. The experimental adsorption capacity was 17.75% under these optimum conditions, which was in agreement with the predicted value of 17.82%.
Keywords: Adsorption capacity | Biogas | Response surface methodology | Siloxane
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