Monolithic adsorbents in sustainable development

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A review. Several studies in recent years have demonstrated the potential benefits of using adsorbents in monolithic form. An important application is the recovery of volatile org. compds. (VOCs) from air streams. The monolith offers the prospect of a pressure drop which is considerably lower than that of its equiv. bed of particulate material and so, in addn. to conferring direct environmental and health benefits, and hence social benefits, the monolith can contribute to redns. in energy demands with consequential redns. in carbon dioxide emissions. This paper reviews the prospects for monolithic adsorbents as general replacements for granular (or pelleted) forms of adsorbent in the recovery of VOCs. The paper draws on the published literature as well as on current thinking for monolith design. [on SciFinder (R)]
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventWorld Congress of Chemical Engineering, 7th - Glasgow, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Jul 200514 Jul 2005


ConferenceWorld Congress of Chemical Engineering, 7th
Country/TerritoryUK United Kingdom


  • review monolithic adsorbent volatile org compd
  • PROC (Process) (monolithic adsorbents for volatile org. compds.)
  • Volatile organic compounds Role
  • REM (Removal or disposal)
  • Adsorbents (monolithic adsorbents for volatile org. compds.)


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