Authors:X. Wang, W. Zimmermann, K. Ng, A. Chakraboty, and J. Keller
This article presents results of the experimental investigation on the adsorption of the water vapor on silica gel. Two independent
experimental methods has been used, viz. the constant-volume-variable-pressure (CVVP) system and variable pressure thermogravimetry
(TG). Results from these two methods are compared with each other. Also the isosteric heat of adsorption of this system has
been determined from the equilibrium data. The silica gels investigated here are Fuji Davison type 'A' and type 'RD'. Adsorption
isotherm of water vapor have been measured under a variety of conditions all referring to chiller operation cycles, i.e. temperatures
from 303 to 358 K and pressures from 500 to 7000 Pa. The data collected from the two independent experiments compare very
favorably with each other and their trends are consistent with those of the adsorption chiller manufacturer. This lends significant
weight to our experimental data on silica gel+water systems as being valuable to the adsorption chiller manufacturers and
the scientific community.
Authors:A. Türler, H. Gäggeler, K. Gregorich, H. Barth, W. Brüchle, K. Czerwinski, M. Gober, N. Hannink, R. Henderson, D. Hoffman, D. Jost, C. Kacher, B. Kadkhodayan, J. Kovacs, J. Kratz, S. Kreek, D. Lee, J. Leyba, M. Nurmia, M. Schädel, U. Scherer, Schimpf, D. Vermeulen, A. Weber, H. Zimmermann, and I. Zvara
On-line isothermal gas phase chromatography was used to study halides of261104 (T1/2=65 s) and262,263105 (T1/2=34 s and 27 s) produced an atom-at-a time via the reactions248Cm(18O, 5n) and249Bk(18O, 5n, 4n), respectively. Using HBr and HCl gas as halogenating agents, we were able to produce volatile bromides and chlorides of the above mentioned elements and study their behavior compared to their lighter homologs in Groups 4 or 5 of the periodic table. Element 104 formed more volatile bromide than its homolog Hf. In contrast, element 105 bromides were found to be less volatile than the bromides of the group 5 elements Nb and Ta. Both 104 and Hf chlorides were observed to be more volatile than their respective bromides.