Determination of competitive adsorption isotherms applying the nonlinear frequency response method Part II. Experimental demonstration
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This paper demonstrates an experimental application of the nonlinear frequency response (FR) method extension to determine adsorption isotherms of binary mixtures. This method, based on the analysis of the response of a chromatographic column subjected to the sinusoidal inlet concentration changes, is shown to be an alternative for isotherm determination. The critical issue related to the successful application of the method is to reach experimentally the low frequency asymptotic behaviour of the corresponding frequency response functions (FRFs). Although, there are different possibilities to perform periodical inlet concentration changes, in this paper only simultaneous changes for both components were considered. The adsorption of phenol and 2-phenylethanol on octadecyl silica was analyzed experimentally using a mixture of methanol and water as a solvent. Parameters of competitive isotherms were also estimated for comparison using the classical perturbation method. Despite certain di...fferences between competitive isotherms estimated with the two methods that were found, the obtained results show the potential of the nonlinear FR method for measuring competitive isotherms.
Keywords:Adsorption isotherms / Binary mixture / Liquid chromatography / Nonlinear frequency response / Harmonic analysis / Higher order frequency response functions / Parameter estimation
Source:Journal of Chromatography A, 2009, 1216, 33, 6108-6118
- Elsevier, Amsterdam