Estimation of phase behavior in mixtures of CO2 and C20+n-Alkanes using predictive EOS models

Ilya Polishuk, Jaime Wisniak, Hugo Segura

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The present study compares the ability of Global Phase Diagram Approach (GPDA) and Linear Combination or the Vidal and Michelsen mixing rules (LCVM) to predict equilibrium compositions and molar volumes in mixtures of CO2-n-eicosane and heavier homologues. LCVM should be characterized as correlative rather than predictive model because its parameters have been evaluated by fitting the data of homologues up to n-octacosane. In contrast, GPDA appears as entirely predictive model because it does not resource to any experimental data of systems under consideration. Nevertheless, GPDA is much more accurate than LCVM in predicting data. These results emphasize the robustness of GPDA and evidence about its reliability for predicting of data are not available experimentally.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)623-637
Number of pages15
JournalPhysics and Chemistry of Liquids
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2003


  • Equation of state
  • Global phase diagram
  • N-Alkanes
  • Supercritical

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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