Gas absorption operations
Teller, Aaron J. Teller Environmental Systems, Worcester, Massachusetts.
Last reviewed:January 2020
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The separation of solute gases from gaseous mixtures of noncondensables by transfer into a liquid solvent. This recovery is achieved by contacting the gas stream with a liquid that offers specific or selective solubility for the solute gas or gases to be recovered. The operation of absorption is applied in industry to purify process streams or recover valuable components of the stream. It is used extensively to remove toxic or noxious components (pollutants) from effluent gas streams.
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