Phase boundaries for synthetic light oils and gas condensate mixtures using predictive equations of state with a solid solution model

Khashayar Nasrifar*, Jafar Javanmardi

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Phase boundaries for five synthetic paraffinic mixtures were predicted using a previously developed Gibbs energy minimization algorithm. In this method, the vapour and liquid phases were described by cubic equations of state (EoS). These EoS employed a predictive temperature-dependent group-contribution binary interaction parameter model. The solid phase was described using a universal quasi-chemical activity coefficient (UNIQUAC) solid solution model. Using this algorithm, the phase boundaries were calculated from a temperature-search strategy. The predicted phase boundaries were found to be in good agreement with experimental phase boundaries for vapour-liquid (VL), solid-liquid (SL), solid-vapour (SV), and solid-vapour-liquid (SVL) regions. The model was also used to predict the phase boundaries at low temperatures where no experimental data were available.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2700-2707
Number of pages8
JournalCanadian Journal of Chemical Engineering
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018


  • equation of state
  • Gibbs energy minimization
  • phase boundary
  • solid solution
  • wax

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering

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