Application of sPC-SAFT and group contribution sPC-SAFT to polymer systems-Capabilities and limitations

Amra Tihic, Nicolas von Solms, Michael Locht Michelsen, Georgios Kontogeorgis, L. Constantinou

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A group contribution (GC) version of the simplified Perturbed-Chain Statistical Associating Fluid Theory (sPC-SAFT) Equation of State is proposed in a previous work [A. Tihic, G.M. Kontogeorgis, N. von Solms, M.L. Michelsen, L Constantinou, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 47 (2008) 5092-5101]. The reported predictive capability of the model demonstrates satisfactory description of the fluid behaviour of several polymer systems, including both vapour-liquid equilibria and liquid-liquid equilibria. This work continues the systematic study on phase behaviour of polymer systems with the two versions of the sPC-SAFT model, with and without GC. The reported results contribute to a better understanding of the applicability of the sPC-SAFT model to binary polymer mixtures, and identify both models as good predictive tools for several industrial applications. Limitations are also identified and discussed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalFluid Phase Equilibria
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)70-77
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Phase equilibria
  • Polymers
  • Equation of State

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