An algorithm for the regression of the UNIQUAC interaction parameters in liquid-liquid equilibrium for single- and multi-temperature experimental data

Giulio Santori*, Matteo Franciolini, Giovanni Di Nicola, Fabio Polonara, Stefano Brandani, Roman Stryjek

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Abstract

This paper describes an algorithm for the computation of the UNIQUAC interaction parameters from liquid-liquid experimental data. The algorithm comprises two separate levels. The inner level is devoted to the calculation of the interaction parameters, minimizing an objective function which is function of the activities. The outer level uses the parameters by the inner level and aims to minimize the error between experimental and calculated molar fractions through an adjustment of the experimental molar fractions, provided that the condition of common tangent to the change of the Gibbs free energy of mixing is matched.

The algorithm is applied to seven binary systems for the evaluation of single temperature parameters and to the tetrahydrofuran/water system for the evaluation of the temperature dependent parameters. In both cases, the calculated parameters provide results with lower error than the previously published parameters. In all cases thermodynamically consistent and precise results are obtained in terms of common tangent of the Gibbs free energy of mixing and molar faction errors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-85
Number of pages7
JournalFluid phase equilibria
Volume374
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2014

Keywords

  • Gibbs Common Tangent Plane
  • UNIQUAC model

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