Desiccants: To dry or not to dry? Sorption capacity and enthalpy measurements

Desiccants: To dry or not to dry? Sorption capacity and enthalpy measurements

Description:

Desiccants are an important class of materials used in food and drug preservation, gas drying for industrial processes, dehumidification in living and working spaces, even air cooling in a suitable heat exchanger. Water sorption capacity and the adsorption/desorption enthalpies are essential properties that need to be measured in order to understand and predict both working effectiveness and regeneration.

Key insights:

- Vapor sorption mechanisms

- Water vapor sorption isotherms

- Static-volumetric measurement technique

- Heat of sorption calculations

In this webinar, you will learn how materials accumulate water (and other vapors) on their surface and in their pores. Water vapor sorption isotherms obtained by the static-volumetric method will be presented and discussed together with the Clausius-Clapeyron approach to determining sorption enthalpy calculations.

Date: 2020-08-13, 07:00 - 08:00 (EDT UTC-04)
Language: English
Trainer: Dr. Martin Thomas