A Comparison of Methods of Predicting Equilibrium Gas Phase Compositions in Pressurized Binary Systems Containing an Essentially Pure Condensed Phase

  • B. S. Kirk
  • W. T. Ziegler
  • J. C. Mullins
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 6)


The design of purification processes involving the removal of impurities by condensation from pressurized gas streams requires phase equilibrium data which are often not available. The objective of this paper is to examine several methods of predicting the composition of a gas phase in equilibrium with an essentially pure condensed phase when only the properties of the pure components are known and to compare these predictions with the limited experimental data for the system hydrogen-methane at low temperatures.


Enhancement Factor Virial Coefficient Acentric Factor Mixture Rule Condensed Component 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. S. Kirk
    • 1
  • W. T. Ziegler
    • 1
  • J. C. Mullins
    • 1
  1. 1.Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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