Accession Number : ADA328066

Title :   Adsorption of Chloroform by the Rapid Response System Filter.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr-Jun 95,

Corporate Author : EDGEWOOD RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUNDMD

Personal Author(s) : Karwacki, Christopher ; Jones, Paulette

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Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : Adsorption equilibria and dynamic breakthrough data were measured to determine the adsorption capacity and effect of purge air on the desorption of chloroform from activated carbon simulating the Rapid Response System (RRS) filter. The objectives of this investigation were to (1) estimate the vapor concentrations of chloroform produced in the RRS decontamination process, (2) characterize the breakthrough behavior of chloroform on activated coconut adsorbent used in the RRS filter during feed and purge cycles, and (3) provide an estimate of filter life based on routine RRS decontamination operations.

Descriptors :   *ADSORPTION, *CHLOROFORM, DECONTAMINATION, VAPORS, ACTIVATED CARBON, FILTERS, DESORPTION, CONCENTRATION(CHEMISTRY).

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Miscellaneous Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE