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Volume 11, Issue 6


Fractional order modelling of zero length column desorption response for adsorbents with variable particle sizes

J. Machado
  • Polytechnic of Porto, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Engineering, Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 431, 4200-072, Porto, Portugal
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Published Online: 2013-10-09 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11534-013-0177-5


This manuscript analyses the data generated by a Zero Length Column (ZLC) diffusion experimental set-up, for 1,3 Di-isopropyl benzene in a 100% alumina matrix with variable particle size. The time evolution of the phenomena resembles those of fractional order systems, namely those with a fast initial transient followed by long and slow tails. The experimental measurements are best fitted with the Harris model revealing a power law behavior.

Keywords: fluid catalytic cracking; Harris model; power law; fractional dynamics

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Published Online: 2013-10-09

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Citation Information: Open Physics, Volume 11, Issue 6, Pages 881–885, ISSN (Online) 2391-5471, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11534-013-0177-5.

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