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Aguareles Carrero, Maria
BarrabÃ©s Vera, Esther Myers, Timothy G. Valverde, Abel 

2023 June  
We investigate the dynamics of a contaminated fluid flowing through an adsorption column. We derive a one dimensional advectiondiffusion equation coupled to a sink term that accounts for the contaminant adsorption. The adsorption rate is modeled by the Sips equation, where the order of the exponents is obtained through analysing the chemical reaction (as opposed to data fitting). By applying a travelling wave substitution the governing equations are reduced to two coupled ordinary differential equations. After nondimensionalising and imposing typical values for the operating parameters we are able to identify negligible terms and so reduce the system to one where explicit solutions can be obtained. Distinct solution forms are provided for a range of Sips exponents. The approximate solutions are verified against numerics and experimental data. It is shown that if the breakthrough data is plotted in the form suggested by the analytical solutions then the result is a straight line when the correct Sips exponents are employed. This provides a clear indicator of the correct adsorption model. The straight line form permits a trivial optimisation procedure to determine the adsorption rate. This is the first time that analytical solutions have been obtained for sink terms beyond the standard Langmuir and Linear Driving Force models This publication is part of the research projects PID2020115023RBI00 (funding M. Aguareles and T. Myers) and PDC2021121088I00 (funding M. Aguareles, T. Myers & A. Valverde) bothfinanced by MCIN/AEI/ 10.13039/501100011033/ and by â€˜â€˜ERDF A way of making Europeâ€™â€™, and TED2021131455AI00 (funding M. Aguareles, E. BarrabÃ©s and T. Myers). T.G. Myers and A.Valverde acknowledge the CERCA Programme of the Generalitat de Catalunya, their work was also supported by the Spanish State Research Agency, through the Severo Ochoa and Maria de Maeztu Program for Centres and Units of Excellence in R&D (CEX2020001084M) 

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Mathematical analysis AdsorciÃ³Â  Models matemÃ tics AdsorptionÂ  Mathematical models Equacions diferencials parcials Differential equations, Partial 

Mathematical analysis of a Sipsbased model for column adsorption  
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