Controlling VOCs Using Carbon Adsorbers

Course Number: EN-4016
Credit: 4 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Raymond Ehrhard, P.E.
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Overview

In Controlling VOCs Using Carbon Adsorbers , you'll learn ...

  • The theory behind VOC recovery by carbon adsorption
  • The relative merits of fixed bed vs. cannister type adsorbers
  • The five primary parameters that impact the size of an adsorber system
  • How to estimate adsorption/desorption times, as well as carbon requirements
  • Procedures for estimating total capital investment of fixed-bed and cannister-type absorbers

Overview

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Credit: 4 PDH

Length: 38 pages

In air pollution control, adsorption is employed to remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from gas streams, when a stringent outlet concentration must be met and/or recovery of the VOC is desired. Although there may be several types of adsorbants used, this course is oriented toward the use of activated carbon, a commonly used adsorbent for VOCs.

Of the various types of adsorption equipment used in treating gases, the most commonly used in air pollution control are fixed-bed systems and cannister types. This course describes the use of fixed-bed and cannister carbon adsorption units for VOC control.

In this course, the student will learn the theory of carbon adsorption and how it is applied to actual designs for controlling VOCs. The conditions for VOC adsorption and its effects on fixed-bed and cannister design equipment selection are presented. The course will be beneficial for a student with basic knowledge of air pollution control equipment and an interest in controlling VOCs for operations that use solvents. It is also an excellent overview for those professionals working in the field of air pollution control.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • General Requirements of the USEPA Clean Air Act
  • Background of volatile organic compounds and their characteristics
  • Theory of carbon adsorption
  • Design parameters for fixed-bed and canister carbon adsorbers
  • VOC removal efficiencies
  • Support information for operation of carbon adsorption units

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 20 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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