Adsorption equipment is used for the purpose of adhering or binding particles or molecules to a particular surface in the process stream. These pieces of equipment are divided into two main categories- Fluidized bed adsorbers and fixed-bed adsorbers. These types of equipment make use of many different types of adsorption media, like molecular sieves, silica gel, activated alumina, activated carbon, etc.
Make sure that you remember the below-mentioned tips to purchase the right equipment for your adsorption needs.
The capacity of an activated carbon drum or vessel is the total amount of contaminant, the equipment can accommodate before the saturation of the adsorbent and needs renewal. This is an important consideration if you are looking to buy a fixed-bed carbon drum where materials are required to be regenerated or replaced.
This is the specificity amount which an adsorbent will have in the materials that it can capture. There are highly selective adsorbents which are only able to capture some specific particles, making them an excellent choice if a particular particle needs to be eliminated. The adsorbents that are very unselective are able to capture a variety of particles and is ideal for the stream that contains many pollutants.
This is the ability of an adsorbent to be reused in the system. This is an important consideration for processes that use the expensive or large amount of materials and where regular replacement of the adsorbent can be very expensive.
4.Pressure Drop Gradient
The operating power or the pressure drop gradient of an adsorption drum or vessel can be defined as a force which arises when there is a difference of pressure throughout the equipment. This pressure difference determines the amount of power a particular equipment will need.
When you buy an adsorption drum or vessel, make sure that you procure it from a supplier that offers services for maintaining the equipment. These services can include assembly of a dual-vessel system and media reactivation. The suppliers that offer dual-vessel system’s assembly service ensure that the equipment is ideal for the user and aid in incorporating the adsorption equipment in the existing remediation system or process line.
Media reactivation is the process in which the supplier will collect all the saturated absorbent and will regenerate it to allow you to use it again. This helps in reducing the cost of operating the equipment and waste generation.
Remember the tips mentioned above while choosing an adsorbent equipment to ensure that the equipment fits your requirement efficiently, delivers the required adsorbing results, and the cost of operating the equipment is minimum. Lastly, look for a supplier that can provide customised adsorption solutions suited to your specific needs.