Preconcentration Modeling for the Optimization of a Micro Gas Preconcentrator Applied to Environmental Monitoring
This paper presents the optimization of a micro gas preconcentrator (mu-GP) system applied to atmospheric pollution monitoring, with the help of a complete modeling of the preconcentration cycle. Two different approaches based on kinetic equations are used to illustrate the behavior of the micro gas preconcentrator for given experimental conditions. The need for high adsorption flow and heating rate and for low desorption flow and detection volume is demonstrated in this paper. Preliminary to this optimization, the preconcentration factor is discussed and a definition is proposed.