HEGEL Pablo Ezequiel
congresos y reuniones científicas
Liquid- Vapor and Liquid-Liquid-Vapor Equilibria for systems containing Carbon Dioxide, Propane and Triglycerides
P. HEGEL; M. CISMONDI; G. MABE; M.S. ZABALOY; E.A.BRIGNOLE
Morelia, Michoacán (México)
Congreso; VII Iberoamerican Conference on Phase Equilibria and Fluid Properties for Process Design; 2006
VII Iberoamerican Conference on Phase Equilibria and Fluid Properties for Process Design
In previous works we obtained vapor-liquid-liquid experimental data for the system propane + sunflower oil and vapor-liquid data for the system CO2 + Sunflower oil. Liquid CO2 is immiscible and with very low solvent power for vegetable oils. Propane has solvent power for vegetable oils but is flammable. By adding CO2 to propane it is possible to have a vapor phase composition outside the flammability range. In this case, is still possible to avoid the formation of a second liquid phase at suitable extraction conditions, i.e., to have full miscibility between the solvent and oil. In the present work, we extend the database with new experimental data on bubble pressures for the ternary system CO2 + propane + sunflower oil up to the temperature at which the liquid phase becomes unstable. To this end we used a variable volume equilibrium cell. In this work, we also present new experimental phase equilibria data for the systems n-hexane/ triacetin, propane/triacetin and CO2/triacetin. We model this system using the Group Contribution Equation of State (GC-EOS) coupled to a parameterization strategy based on the observation of the predicted global phase behavior (GPB) for the binary subsystems. We carry out this task with the help of the computer program GPEC. The GPB is defined by critical and vapor-liquid-liquid lines. In this way revised parameter values for the interactions between the triester group and the alkane and CO2 groups, respectively are obtained.