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dc.contributor.authorKim, Jun
Morgott, Amanda
Wu, Ziqi
Hopaluk, Liane
Miles, Michael
Stoner, William
Li, Qilin
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-01T14:50:22Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-01T14:50:22Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Kim, Jun, Morgott, Amanda, Wu, Ziqi, et al.. "Simulating Transport and Adsorption of Organic Contaminants in 3D Porous Activated Carbon Block Media." (2019) https://doi.org/10.25611/fmxp-ff31.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/108767
dc.description.abstract To evaluate the organic contaminants removal performance of hollow cylindrical block-shaped porous activated carbon media, COMSOL Multiphysics® simulation software with Chemical Engineering module was used. The study clearly demonstrates how each organic compound in a steady-state fluid is dynamically transported in the three-dimensional porous media and removed by adsorption. The simulated adsorption results are compared to the experimental test data for validation. Axisymmetric geometry in COMSOL gives better simulation accuracy and faster computation than full three-dimensional geometry due to higher element quality and lower volume/area ratio. Based on 5% breakthrough (95% removal) line, the COMSOL simulations have only 0.9-2.9% discrepancy from the actual data, while a classical two-dimensional rapid-small-scale column test (RSSCT) model method has 39.8-782.2%. The COMSOL Multiphysics® model used in this transport/adsorption study successfully demonstrated not only flow patterns in the modulated reactor but also chemical concentration changes in the full-scale porous adsorbent structure.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
dc.title Simulating Transport and Adsorption of Organic Contaminants in 3D Porous Activated Carbon Block Media
dc.type Conference paper
dc.subject.keywordporous media
flow analysis
chemical adsorption
filtration
activated carbon
dc.citation.conferenceName COMSOL Conference 2019
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.25611/fmxp-ff31
dc.type.publication publisher version


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