Pressure Swing Adsorption in the Unit Operations Laboratory

  • Jason Ganley Colorado School of Mines • Golden, CO 80401

Abstract

This paper describes a student laboratory in the Unit Operations Laboratory at the Colorado School of Mines: air separation by pressure swing adsorption. The flexibility of the system enables students to study the production of enriched nitrogen or oxygen streams. Automatic data acquisition permits the study of cycle steps and performance. Information from the experiment is readily used extract mass transfer and equilibrium information, providing a basis for system scale up, and in efficiency analysis.

Author Biography

Jason Ganley, Colorado School of Mines • Golden, CO 80401

Jason Ganley is an associate teaching professor of chemical engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. He earned a B.S. degree from the University of Missouri-Rolla and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, all in chemical engineering. His current research focuses on the production of alternative fuels from renewable energy.


Published
2018-01-09
Section
Manuscripts