Influence of the Adsorbent Material in the Performances of a Micro Gas Preconcentrator

This paper presents the evaluation of different adsorbents for the improvement of the performances of a gas preconcentrator by targeting the adsorption of a large range of volatiles organics compounds (VOCs) The objectives of this work are to find the adequate adsorbent for a given gas target in specific experimental conditions and to select an efficient deposition process. Results related to the characterization of carbon nanopowders, carbon nanotubes (single walled (SWCNTs) and multi walled (MWCNTs)) and polymer (Tenax TA) for the development of a device for benzene preconcentration are reported. These results provide guidelines to define the right adsorbent for the preconcentration of benzene according to some specific criterions such as a large specific surface, a high adsorption capacity and low desorption temperature.

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Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Olfaction and Electronic Nose, 1137, 323-326
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13th International Symposium on Olfaction and Electronic Nose, Brescia, April 15-17, 2009

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