Experimental Determination of (p, ρ, T) Data for Three Mixtures of Carbon Dioxide with Methane for the Thermodynamic Characterization of Nonconventional Energy Gases

María E. Mondéjar, Teresa E. Fernandez-Vicente, Frederique Haloua, Cesar R. Chamorro

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Abstract

Experimental characterization of the thermodynamic behavior of gas binary mixtures containing components of fuel gases is of great importance due to the proved lack of reliable data of thermodynamic properties of mixtures. These data are essential not only for the improvement and test of the current reference equation of state for natural gases and related mixtures, GERG-2008, but also for the indirect determination of other properties. In this work density measurements of mixtures of carbon dioxide with methane are presented as a contribution to the research project EMRP ENG01 of the European Metrology Research Program, in the field of characterization of energy gases. Accurate density measurements for three binary mixtures of carbon dioxide with methane (xCo2 = 0.20, 0.40, and 0.60) were performed at temperatures between (250 and 400) K and pressures up to 20 MPa, using a single sinker densimeter with magnetic suspension coupling, which is one of the state of the art methods for density determination over wide ranges of temperature and pressure. Experimental densities were compared with the GERG-2008 equation of state and with the experimental data reported by other authors for similar mixtures. Relatively large deviations from the equation of state observed at low temperatures suggests the possibility of higher uncertainties of the GERG model in the low temperature range.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Chemical and Engineering Data
Volume57
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)2581-2588
ISSN0021-9568
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event18th Symposium on Thermophysical Properties - Boulder,CO, United States
Duration: 24 Jun 201229 Jun 2012
http://thermosymposium.nist.gov/

Conference

Conference18th Symposium on Thermophysical Properties
CountryUnited States
CityBoulder,CO
Period24/06/201229/06/2012
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