Accession Number : ADA299067

Title :   TSA-CatOx for Air Purification and Purge Effluent Detoxification.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 94-Jan 95,

Corporate Author : EDGEWOOD RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Brown, Roy S. ; Friday, David K. ; Tevault, David E.

PDF Url : ADA299067

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The removal of toxic chemical vapors from air and the subsequent treatment of those chemicals is an ever-growing environmental problem. A unique system has been developed which is capable of removing toxic chemical vapors from air and detoxifying these chemical vapors, in situ. Temperature Swing Adsorption (TSA) is used to continuously remove the toxic constituents from the incoming air stream using a two-bed cyclic operation. During the desorption (purge) step in the TSA cycle, a hot, concentrated effluent is generated which is fed to a catalyst reactor to decompose the toxic vapors. The design and operation of the TSA makes the system unique and is the focus of this work. During the purge step, energy is introduced into the system by heating the adsorbent direetly.

Descriptors :   *PURIFICATION, *AIR QUALITY, *DETOXIFICATION, INPUT, REQUIREMENTS, TEMPERATURE, CHEMICALS, VAPORS, ADSORPTION, TOXICITY, AIR FLOW, PURITY, FLOW RATE, HEATING, PRODUCTION CONTROL, CATALYSTS, POWER, QUALITY ASSURANCE, EFFLUENTS, DESORPTION, ADSORBENTS, REGENERATION(ENGINEERING).

Subject Categories : Air Pollution and Control
      Toxicology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE