• International Journal of Technology (IJTech)
  • Vol 6, No 4 (2015)

Effect of Methane Gas Flow Rate on Adsorption Capacity and Temperature Distribution of Activated Carbon

Muhammad Idrus Alhamid, Nasruddin , Senoadi , M. Bayu Perdana, Ratiko

Corresponding email: ratiko@batan.go.id

Published at : 27 Oct 2015
Volume : IJtech Vol 6, No 4 (2015)
DOI : https://doi.org/10.14716/ijtech.v6i4.1019

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Alhamid, M.I., Nasruddin, Senoadi, Perdana, M.B., Ratiko, 2015. Effect of Methane Gas Flow Rate on Adsorption Capacity and Temperature Distribution of Activated Carbon. International Journal of Technology. Volume 6(4), pp. 584-593

Muhammad Idrus Alhamid Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia, Kampus Baru UI Depok, Depok 16424, Indonesia
Nasruddin Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia, Kampus Baru UI Depok, Depok 16424, Indonesia
Senoadi Department of Mechanical Engineering, Trisakti University, 11440 Jakarta, Indonesia
M. Bayu Perdana Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia, Kampus Baru UI Depok, Depok 16424, Indonesia
Ratiko National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (BATAN), 15314 Tangerang, Indonesia
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Adsorbed Natural Gas (ANG) is one of the gas storage methods which specialize in low pressure. This method is more competitive compared to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). ANG is based on an adsorption process that involves adsorbate and adsorbent. This research is conducted to observe the effects of gas flow-rate on adsorption capacity and the temperature distribution of adsorbent. The adsorbent is a commercially activated carbon, and methane gas is the adsorbate. Methane flow rates are 1 standard liter per minute (SLPM) and 20 SLPM. Temperature in the pressure vessel is maintained at 25°C and the pressure at 3.5 MPa. The result shows that the adsorption capacity of activated carbon is higher at a lower gas flow rate. While a higher gas flow rate causes a higher temperature difference in the adsorption and in desorption process.

Adsorbed natural gas, commercial activated carbon, isothermal condition


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