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Surfactant-Enhanced Carbon Regeneration

  • Sourav Mondal
  • Mihir Kumar Purkait
  • Sirshendu De
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Part of the Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technology book series (GCST)

Abstract

To make a process sustainable, it is often important to regenerate the adsorbent for reuse. One of the commonly used technique in this case is surfactant-enhanced regeneration which is inexpensive and low-energy intensive. This chapter presents a comprehensive study of this case, the surfactant regeneration process using different types of surfactants, including a simple theoretical model for the adsorbent regeneration.

Keywords

Regeneration Surfactant Surfactant-enhanced carbon regeneration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sourav Mondal
    • 1
  • Mihir Kumar Purkait
    • 2
  • Sirshendu De
    • 3
  1. 1.Mathematical InstituteUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK
  2. 2.Department of Chemical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology GuwahatiGuwahatiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Chemical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology KharagpurKharagpurIndia

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