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Title: High temperature high pressure thermodynamic measurements for coal model compounds. Semiannual technical progress report, September 1, 1995--February 29, 1996

Abstract

The overall objective of this project is to develop a better thermodynamic model for predicting properties of high-boiling coal derived liquids, especially the phase equilibria of different fractions at elevated temperatures and pressures. The development of such a model requires data on vapor-liquid equilibria (VLE), enthalpy, and heat capacity which would be experimentally determined for binary systems of coal model compounds and compiled into a database. The data will be used to refine existing models such as UNIQUAC and UNIFAC. A M.S. graduate student Mr. Ahmad Al-Ghamdi has been recruited to work on this project. The flow VLE apparatus designed and built for a previous project has been upgraded and recalibrated for data measurements for this project. The modifications include better and more accurate sampling technique and addition of a digital recorder to monitor temperature, pressure and liquid level inside the VLE cell. VLE data measurements for system benzene-ethylbenzene have begun. The vapor and liquid compositions will be measured using the Perkin-Elmer Auto-system gas chromatograph. A capillary column made by Supelco has been purchased for the analysis. For enthalpy and heat capacity measurements, SETARAM C-80 calorimeter has been purchased and installed. The instrument can be used for calorimetric property measurementsmore » at temperatures up to 300{degree}C and pressures up to 1500 psi. Enthalpy measurements for the system benzene-ethylbenzene have begun. Simultaneously, we have undertaken the design of a calorimetric cell that will allow enthalpy measurements at pressures up to 10000 psi. In this report the VLE apparatus and the preliminary work completed for the VLE measurements for the benzene-ethylbenzene system are described. A description of the calorimeter and the measured enthalpy data for the benzene-ethylbenzene system will be included in the next report. 3 figs., 5 tabs.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State Univ., Greensboro, NC (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering
  2. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State Univ., Greensboro, NC (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State Univ., Greensboro, NC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
378732
Report Number(s):
DOE/PC/95214-T1
ON: DE96050479
DOE Contract Number:  
FG22-95PC95214
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 40 CHEMISTRY; BENZENE; THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES; ENTHALPY; SPECIFIC HEAT; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; PHASE STUDIES; COAL LIQUIDS; ALKYLATED AROMATICS; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0400-1000 K; HIGH PRESSURE; BINARY MIXTURES; EQUILIBRIUM; VAPORS; PROGRESS REPORT

Citation Formats

Kabadi, V N, and Chen, J C. High temperature high pressure thermodynamic measurements for coal model compounds. Semiannual technical progress report, September 1, 1995--February 29, 1996. United States: N. p., 1996. Web. doi:10.2172/378732.
Kabadi, V N, & Chen, J C. High temperature high pressure thermodynamic measurements for coal model compounds. Semiannual technical progress report, September 1, 1995--February 29, 1996. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/378732
Kabadi, V N, and Chen, J C. Tue . "High temperature high pressure thermodynamic measurements for coal model compounds. Semiannual technical progress report, September 1, 1995--February 29, 1996". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/378732. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/378732.
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abstractNote = {The overall objective of this project is to develop a better thermodynamic model for predicting properties of high-boiling coal derived liquids, especially the phase equilibria of different fractions at elevated temperatures and pressures. The development of such a model requires data on vapor-liquid equilibria (VLE), enthalpy, and heat capacity which would be experimentally determined for binary systems of coal model compounds and compiled into a database. The data will be used to refine existing models such as UNIQUAC and UNIFAC. A M.S. graduate student Mr. Ahmad Al-Ghamdi has been recruited to work on this project. The flow VLE apparatus designed and built for a previous project has been upgraded and recalibrated for data measurements for this project. The modifications include better and more accurate sampling technique and addition of a digital recorder to monitor temperature, pressure and liquid level inside the VLE cell. VLE data measurements for system benzene-ethylbenzene have begun. The vapor and liquid compositions will be measured using the Perkin-Elmer Auto-system gas chromatograph. A capillary column made by Supelco has been purchased for the analysis. For enthalpy and heat capacity measurements, SETARAM C-80 calorimeter has been purchased and installed. The instrument can be used for calorimetric property measurements at temperatures up to 300{degree}C and pressures up to 1500 psi. Enthalpy measurements for the system benzene-ethylbenzene have begun. Simultaneously, we have undertaken the design of a calorimetric cell that will allow enthalpy measurements at pressures up to 10000 psi. In this report the VLE apparatus and the preliminary work completed for the VLE measurements for the benzene-ethylbenzene system are described. A description of the calorimeter and the measured enthalpy data for the benzene-ethylbenzene system will be included in the next report. 3 figs., 5 tabs.},
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