Solubility prediction of carbon dioxide in water by an iterative equation of state/excess Gibbs energy model

Humbul Suleman, Abdulhalim Shah Maulud, Zakaria Man

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The solubility of carbon dioxide in water has been predicted extensively by various models, owing to their vast applications in process industry. Henry's law has been widely utilized for solubility prediction with good results at low pressure. However, the law shows large deviations at high pressure, even when adjusted to pressure correction and improved conditions. Contrarily, equations of state/excess Gibbs energy models are a promising addition to thermodynamic models for prediction at high pressure non-ideal equilibria. These models can efficiently predict solubilities at high pressures, even when the experimental solubilities are not corroborated. Hence, these models work iteratively, utilizing the mathematical redundancy of local composition excess Gibbs energy models. In this study, an iterative form of Linear Combination of Vidal and Michelsen (LCVM) mixing rule has been used for prediction of carbon dioxide solubility in water, in conjunction with UNIFAC and translated modified Peng- Robinson equation of state. The proposed model, termed iterative LCVM (i-LCVM), predicts carbon dioxide solubility in water for a wide range of temperature (273 to 453 K) and pressure (101.3 to 7380 kPa). The i-LCVM shows good agreement with experimental values and predicts better than Henry's law (53% improvement).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016
Event 2015 International Conference on Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 9 Dec 201512 Dec 2015


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