- Diffusion of n-butane/iso-butane mixtures in silicalite-1 investigated using infrared (IR) microscopy
- Microporous and Mesoporous Materials
- Volume | Issue number
- 125 | 1-2
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- Document type
- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS)
Adsorption and diffusion of n-butane/iso-butane mixtures in individual silicalite-1 crystals has been investigated using infrared (IR) microscopy. The equilibrium sorption isotherm for an equimolar gas phase mixture is calculated using Configurational Bias Monte-Carlo simulations. The comparison between simulation results and the experimental data enabled the determination of absolute values of concentration in the IR experiments.
n-Butane uptake under presence of iso-butane and, vice versa, iso-butane uptake under presence of n-butane have been studied experimentally. It is shown that the n-butane counter-uptake is not limited by the n-butane diffusivity, but by the availability of free sites, which is, in turn, determined by the mobility of iso-butane. A site-percolation threshold, given by the number of iso-butane molecules blocking the ‘traffic junctions’ of the channel network, has been employed for explaining the occurrence of network regions which are initially inaccessible for n-butane in the counter-uptake process.
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