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dc.contributor.advisor Leland, Thomas W.
dc.creatorCasas, Alvaro, Jr.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-18T21:18:01Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-18T21:18:01Z
dc.date.issued 1980
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/104150
dc.description.abstract A new three-parameter generalized equation of state for application to mixtures and multicomponent equilibrium systems has been developed. The equation of state is developed from isothermal and isochoric behavior of pure fluids. This equation of state is based on the hard sphere equation of state and is made to favor vapor-liquid equilibrium computations, and also gives satisfactory prediction of other properties. It models the second order perturbation theory expansion in powers of 1/KT for which there is a theoretical base for the mixing rules. This is much more effective than a completely empirically derived set of mixing rules. Methane, Ethane, and Propane were selected for testing this approach. Satisfactory results in the calculation of densities, compressibility factors, vapor pressure and fugacity over a wide range of temperature and pressure demonstrates the applicability of this equation of state. The possibility of a completely analytical expression of the methods previously developed, such as the van der Waals' one-fluid theory and the original Hard Sphere Expansion theory on vapor-liquid equilibrium is in sight.
dc.format.extent 71 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title Development of an augmented hard sphere equation of state
dc.identifier.digital RICE1777
dc.contributor.committeeMember Kobayashi, Riki;Rowley, Richard L.
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Chemical Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.format.digitalOrigin reformatted digital
dc.identifier.callno THESIS CH.E. 1980 CASAS
dc.identifier.citation Casas, Alvaro, Jr.. "Development of an augmented hard sphere equation of state." (1980) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/104150.


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