Phase equilibria for tetralin-water and 1-methylnaphthalene-water mixtures at elevated temperatures and pressures

Scott P. Christensen, Michael E. Paulaitis

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Abstract

Christensen, S.P. and Paulaitis, M.E., 1992. Phase equilibria for tetralin-water and 1-methylnaphthalene-water mixtures at elevated temperatures and pressures. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 71: 63-83. Vapor-liquid and liquid-liquid equilibrium phase compositions and vapor-liquid critical points have been measured for tetralin-water and 1-methylnaphthalene-water mixtures at temperatures from 300-400 ° C and pressures up to the mixture critical pressure. A flow experimental technique was used for the measurements of phase compositions to minimize thermal degradation of the hydrocarbon at elevated temperatures and to facilitate sampling at elevated pressures. The apparatus contains a high-pressure view cell equipped with sapphire windows to allow visual observation of phase separation, the number of coexisting phases, and critical opalescence. Observations of critical endpoints for three-phase, vapor-liquid-liquid equilibrium have also been made for both hydrocarbon-water mixtures using a static equilibrium cell. These critical endpoints are shown to be sufficient for classifying the pressure-temperature projection of each binary mixture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-83
Number of pages21
JournalFluid Phase Equilibria
Volume71
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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