Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering

, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 297–303 | Cite as

Performance evaluation of carbon adsorbents for automobile canisters

  • Wang Geun Shim
  • Jae Wook Lee
  • Hee Moon


To assess the performance of carbon adsorbents for automobile canisters, we have studied the adsorption and desorption of n-butane and gasoline vapor experimentally in a column charged with pelletized carbons, Car-115 and DP-1. Norit Car-115, which is a well-known carbon adsorbent for canisters, was chosen as a standard adsorbent to compare with a domestic pelletized carbon (DP-1). The use of n-butane as a reference compound for the assessment of adsorbents was proven to be very reliable when compared with the adsorption of real gasoline vapors. According to the results obtained, the carbon adsorbent for automobile canisters requires at least two basic characteristics such as the development of well-defined mesopores and high specific area, which are essential for rapid uptake rate and high working capacity.

Key words

Automobile Canister Carbon Adsorbents Adsorption of n-Butane and Gasoline Vapor Column Operation 


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© Korean Institute of Chemical Engineering 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Applied Chemical EngineeringChonnam National UniversityKwangjuKorea
  2. 2.Department of Chemical EngineeringSeonam UniversityNamwonKorea

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