Faculty Advisor

Clark, William M.

Faculty Advisor

DiBiasio, David

Faculty Advisor

Kmiotek, Stephen J.

Abstract

Adsorption was explored as a mechanism to further separate azeotropic ethanol-water mixtures to produce pure ethanol for biofuel use. A bench-scale adsorption column was designed and tested. The variables in the experiment were the type of adsorbent, the amount of adsorbent, and the flow rate. The results showed that using 60 grams of Zeolite 3A at 5mL/minute produced optimal adsorption. An adsorption experiment was designed for the Unit Operations II Laboratory at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2015

Major

Chemical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

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