Open Science Research Excellence
%0 Journal Article
%A S. Al-Asheh and  K. Al-Emadi
%D 2008 
%J  International Journal of Chemical, Molecular, Nuclear, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 20, 2008
%T Sorptive Storage of Natural Gas on Molecular Sieves: Dynamic Investigation
%V 20
%X In recent years, there have been attempts to store
natural gas in adsorptive form. This is called adsorptive natural gas,
or ANG. The problem with this technology is the low sorption
capacity. The purpose is to achieve compressed natural gas (CNG)
capacity of 230 V/V. Further research is required to achieve such
target. Several research studies have been performed with this target;
through either the modification or development of new sorbents or
the optimization of the operation sorption process itself. In this work,
storage of methane on molecular sieves 5A and 13X was studied on
dry basis, and on wet basis to certain extent. The temperature and the
pressure dynamics were investigated. The results indicated that
regardless of the charge pressure, the time for the peak temperature
during the methane charge process is always the same. This can be
used as a characteristic of the adsorbent. The total achieved
deliveries using molecular sieves were much lower than that of
activated carbons; 53.0 V/V for the case of 13X molecular sieves and
43 V/V for the case of 5A molecular sieves, both at 2oC and 4 MPa
(580 psi). Investigation of charge pressure dynamic using wet
molecular sieves at 2oC and a mass ratio of 0.5, revealed slowness of
the process and unexpected behavior.
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