Phase behavior of (CO2 + H2) and (CO2 + N2) at temperatures between (218.15 and 303.15) K at pressures up to 15 MPa

Olivia Fandiño, J.P.Martin Trusler, David Vega-Maza

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Vapor–liquid equilibrium data are reported for the binary systems (CO2 + H2) and (CO2 + N2) at temperatures between (218.15 and 303.15) K at pressures ranging from the vapor pressure of CO2 to approximately 15 MPa. These data were measured in a new analytical apparatus which is described in detail. The results are supported by a rigorous assessment of uncertainties and careful validation measurements. The new data help to resolve discrepancies between previous studies, especially for the (CO2 + H2) system. Experimental measurements of the three-phase solid–liquid–vapor locus are also reported for both binary systems.

The vapor–liquid equilibrium data are modeled with the Peng–Robinson (PR) equation of state with two binary interaction parameters: one, a linear function of inverse temperature, applied to the unlike term in the PR attractive-energy parameter; and the other, taken to be constant, applied to the unlike term in the PR co-volume parameter. This model is able to fit the experimental data in a satisfactory way except in the critical region. We also report alternative binary parameter sets optimized for improved performance at either temperatures below 243 K or temperatures above 273 K. A simple predictive model for the three-phase locus is also presented and compared with the experimental data.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-92
Number of pages15
JournalInternational journal of greenhouse gas control
Early online date10 Mar 2015
Publication statusPublished - May 2015



  • carbon capture
  • carbon dioxide
  • hydrogen
  • nitrogen
  • solid–vapor–liquid equilibrium
  • vapor–liquid equilibrium

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