A New Correlation Method for Estimating Thermal Conductivity of Carbon Dioxide in Liquid, Vapor and Supercritical Phases
In this study, a new correlation for estimating thermal conductivity (TC) of carbon dioxide was developed based on 2319 data points. The data points were at the temperature ranging from 250 to 1100 K, pressure ranging from 1 to 3000 bar and density ranging from 0.3 to 1400 Kg.m-3 in different phases of liquid, vapor and supercritical. The statistical parameters including average absolute deviation (AAD%), average percent relative error (ARE%), sum of absolute residual (SAR) and the coefficient of determination (R2) have been calculated to evaluate the accuracy of present correlation. The obtained values of AAD%, ARE%, SAR and R2 were 1.98, −0.64, 3510.1 and 0.995, respectively. The predictions of proposed correlation were also compared with three widely used correlations. The results showed that the proposed correlation is able to accurately calculate thermal conductivity of carbon dioxide. In addition, the proposed model is superior to all the existing empirical models considered.