Determination of effective mass transfer coefficient (K-c) of patulin adsorption on activated carbon packed bed columns with recycling

Mutlu M., GÖKMEN V.

JOURNAL OF FOOD ENGINEERING, vol.35, no.3, pp.259-266, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0260-8774(98)00914-5
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.259-266
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, a simple and effective technique for determining overall mass transfer coefficients in fixed bed sorption columns with recycling is presented. The overall mass transfer coefficient (K-c) of patulin for adsorption out activated carbon packed columns were determined at different flow rates. The K-c values increased from 4.74x10(-2) to 12.96x10(-2)cms(-1) when the flow rate increased from 5 to 100 ml min(-1) which is a very clear indication of turbulence created through the column to eliminate the film resistances on the activated carbon surface. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Limited. All rights reserved.