High-pressure vapor-liquid equilibria in the nitrogen-n-pentane system

Guadalupe Silva-Oliver, Gaudencio Eliosa-Jiménez, Fernando García-Sánchez, Juan R. Avendaño-Gómez

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New experimental vapor-liquid equilibrium data of the N2-n-pentane system were measured over a wide temperature range from 344.3 to 447.9 K and pressures up to 35 MPa. A static-analytic apparatus with visual sapphire windows and pneumatic capillary samplers was used in the experimental measurements. Equilibrium phase compositions and vapor-liquid equilibrium ratios are reported. The new results were compared with those reported by other authors. The comparison showed that the pressure-composition data reported in this work are in good agreement with those determined by others but they are closer to the mixture critical point at each temperature level. The experimental data were modeled with the PR and PC-SAFT equations of state by using one-fluid mixing rules and a single temperature independent interaction parameter. Results of the modeling showed that the PC-SAFT equation fit the data satisfactorily even at the highest temperatures of study. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)37-48
Number of pages32
JournalFluid Phase Equilibria
StatePublished - 20 Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes


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