Quantitative analysis of adsorption and desorption of volatile organic compounds on reusable zeolite filters using gas chromatography

Autoři: Jeongjun Lee aff001;  Jihyun Jeon aff001;  Jaehyuk Im aff001;  Junhwan Jang aff001;  Jaegun Lee aff001;  Hee-Jung Choi aff002;  Beom-Rae Noh aff002;  Kyoung-Kook Kim aff002;  Soohaeng Cho aff001
Působiště autorů: Department of Physics, Yonsei University, Wonju, South Korea aff001;  Department of Nano-Optical Engineering, Korea Polytechnic University, Siheung, South Korea aff002
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 15(1)
Kategorie: Research Article
doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0227430


In this study, we propose a method to quantitatively analyze the concentration of VOCs adsorbed on zeolite filters via gas chromatography (GC). The sampled VOCs from the filters with ethanol as a solution were characterized using GC to determine the concentration of the adsorbed VOCs by comparing the areas of GC peaks of the detected VOCs and ethanol. The proposed method also enabled determination of the desorption (regeneration) conditions of the zeolite filters according to heating temperature and time for various VOCs. Repeated adsorption and desorption of VOCs on zeolite filters and GC analyses allow us to evaluate the durability and reusability of the filter and could help predict the lifetime of zeolite filters in practice.

Klíčová slova:

Adsorption – Desorption – Ethanol – Scanning electron microscopy – Zeolites – Volatile organic compounds – Toluene – Gas chromatography


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