AN EMPIRICAL VIRIAL-LIKE CUBIC EQUATION OF STATE FOR PHASE EQUILIBRIUM CALCULATIONS

1990-4
Orbey, H
Orbey, N
An empirical cubic equation of state(EOS) was obtained by truncating the virial expansion in reciprocal of molar volume after the third term. The constants of the EOS was generalized in terms of critical temperature, critical pressure and Pitzer's acentric factor. In pure component applications the EOS exhibited a performance comparable to Peng-Robinson (1976) EOS in the reduced temperature range of 0.5 to 1. The present EOS tends to predict better saturation liquid volumes at reduced temperatures below 0.8, and better estimations for second virial coefficient at high reduced temperatures. The EOS was successfully employed for vapor liquid equilibrium calculations for some mixtures of normal or slightly polar fluids with traditional one binary parameter mixing rule at moderately high pressures. At low reduced temperatures, where conventional one adjustable parameter applications of the cubic equations compare unfavorably with dual methods based on excess Gibbs energy functions for the liquid phase, a new two constant mixing rule introduced by Stryjek and Vera (1986) was employed for the present equation of state.

Citation Formats
H. Orbey and N. Orbey, “AN EMPIRICAL VIRIAL-LIKE CUBIC EQUATION OF STATE FOR PHASE EQUILIBRIUM CALCULATIONS,” Chemical Engineering Communications, vol. 90, no. 1, pp. 35–45, 1990, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/51401.