Phase Envelope Calculations of Synthetic Gas Systems with a Crossover Equation of State

Andre Pinto Coelho Muniz Vinhal, Wei Yan, Georgios Kontogeorgis*

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We describe, in this work, a procedure for the calculation of the phase envelope of multi-component systems using a crossover Equation of State (EoS) based on the Renormalization Group theory and two different algorithms. The first algorithm utilizes pressure and temperature as natural variables, while the second uses volume and temperature. Our comparison shows that the second method is more suitable to a crossover EoS, as it avoids solving for the volume roots of the EoS, which is computationally intensive and potentially hampers the widespread use of such models in engineering applications. Moreover, we compare the simulated phase envelopes with the experimental data of 30 synthetic natural gas mixtures. The results indicate that the crossover SRK EoS has a similar performance to the classical model. Although larger deviations are observed for the representation of the bubble and dew-point curves, the crossover EoS yields a superior description of the critical points.
Original languageEnglish
Article number105222
JournalJournal of Supercritical Fluids
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Critical Phenomena
  • Phase Envelope
  • Phase Equilibria
  • Crossover Equation of State
  • Renormalization Group Theory


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