Corresponding-States and Parachor Models for the Calculation of Interfacial Tensions

You-Xiang Zuo, Erling Halfdan Stenby

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A generalized corresponding-states model based on two reference fluids and a parachor correlation were developed for the prediction of interfacial tensions for non-polar and weakly polar pure fluids and mixtures. Pure methane and n-octane were chosen as reference fluids of the corresponding-states model. The two models were tested on 86 pure substances, more than 30 binary and multicomponent mixtures, 11 naphtha reformate cuts, 6 petroleum cuts and 2 North Sea oil mixtures. The calculated results were found to be in good agreement with experimental data.Keywords: corresponding-states, parachor, interfacial tension, reference fluids.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCanadian Journal of Chemical Engineering
Pages (from-to)1130-1137
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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