Volatilization of ketones from water

Water, Air, & Soil Pollution
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The overall mass-transfer coefficients for the volatilization from water of acetone, 2-butanone, 2-pentanone, 3-pentanone, 4-methyl-2-pentanone, 2-heptanone, and 2-octanone were measured simultaneously with the oxygen-absorption coefficient in a laboratory stirred water bath. The liquid-film and gas-film coefficients of the two-film model were determined for the ketones from the overall coefficients, and both film resistances were important for volatilization of the ketones.

The liquid-film coefficients for the ketones varied with the 0.719 power of the molecular-diffusion coefficient, in agreement with the literature. The liquid-film coefficients showed a variable dependence on molecular weight, with the dependence ranging from the −0.263 power for acetone to the −0.378 power for 2-octanone. This is in contrast with the literature where a constant −0.500 power dependence on the molecular weight is assumed.

The gas-film coefficients for the ketones showed no dependence on molecular weight, in contrast with the literature where a −0.500 power is assumed.

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Volatilization of ketones from water
Series title Water, Air, & Soil Pollution
DOI 10.1007/BF00283158
Volume 17
Issue 3
Year Published 1982
Language English
Publisher D. Reidel Publishing Co
Contributing office(s) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
Description 13 p.
First page 281
Last page 293