International Journal of Thermophysics

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 145–153 | Cite as

The viscosity of liquid carbon dioxide

  • P. S. van der Gulik
  • M. El Kharraz


The viscosity coellicient of carbon dioxide in the liquid phase has been measured by means of a vibrating-wire viscometer at temperatures of 220, 230, 240, 2411, 260, and 380 K. The measurements extended beyond both phase transition lines into the coexistence region (superheated liquid) and into the solid range (undercooled liquid). At 3811 K. the measurements extended only to 3511 MPa since no density data are available for high pressures. The accuracy of the measurements is estimated to be I % The agreement with the data of Ulybin and Makarushkin is rather good, but our values are in general a few percent lower than those of Diller and Ball. The results show, for the most part, a linear pressure dependence for the various isotherms, with a common intersection with the negative pressure axis of 113.7 MPa. The fluidity, the reciprocal of the viscosity, shows a linear dependence of the molar volume in adjacent density ranges. After reduction of the molar volume with the volumes of close packing, two sets of linear functions result, with common intersections of the axis forV/V0=1.31 andV/V0=1.40.

Key words

carbon dioxide high pressure low temperature liquid viscosity coellicient 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. S. van der Gulik
    • 1
  • M. El Kharraz
    • 1
  1. 1.Van der Waals-Zeeinan LaboratoryUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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