Addressing spreading pressure dependence of real adsorbed solution theory with generalized Langmuir isotherm
This work addresses spreading pressure dependence of Real Adsorbed Solution Theory (RAST) for mixed-gas adsorption equilibria using generalized Langmuir (gL) isotherm. Considering vacant sites as an integral part of competitive multicomponent adsorption on a constant adsorbent surface area, the gL isotherm properly accounts for surface heterogeneity and loading, adsorbate composition, and temperature dependence. We show the spreading pressure dependence of adsorbate activity coefficient expression in the RAST framework can be generated from the gL isotherm. The procedure is illustrated with a spreading pressure dependent adsorption Nonrandom Two-Liquid activity coefficient model, and the results are validated for ten binary mixed-gas adsorption equilibria systems including two highly nonideal azeotropic systems.