Heat capacity and Joule-Thomson coefficient of selected n-alkanes at 0.1 and 10 MPa in broad temperature ranges

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Isobaric heat capacity of six n-alkanes, i.e. n-hexane, n-octane, n-decane, n-dodecane, n-tetradecane and n-hexadecane, was determined with a Calvet type differential heat-flux calorimeter at 0.1 and 10 MPa in a broad temperature range. The measured isobaric heat capacity data were combined with the literature density data for these n-alkanes to determine the corresponding Joule-Thomson coefficients. Four different EoSs, Soave-Redlich-Kwong, Peng-Robinson, Perturbed Chain Statistical Associating Fluid Theory, and Soave-Benedict-Webb-Rubin, were used to model the heat capacities and Joule-Thomson coefficients. Moreover, the Joule-Thomson inversion curves for these n-alkanes were also calculated by the four EoSs.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Chemical Thermodynamics
Pages (from-to)250-264
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • n-alkane
  • Heat capacity
  • Joule-Thomson coefficient
  • High pressure
  • High temperature

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