Isobaric Vapor Liquid Equilibrium Determination for 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene + Ethanol and 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene + n-Butanol Binary Systems
The vapor-liquid equilibrium data are necessary for the design of the distillation columns which separate the mixture mesitylene – ABE components resulting from the liquid-liquid extraction of butanol from the ABE using 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene as solvent. In this work, the vapor - liquid equilibrium data is determined for the binary systems: ethanol + 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene and n-butanol + 1,3,5-trimethylbenzene at constant pressure of 93.325 KPa using a double phase circulation apparatus. Thus, P-T-x-y data is determined, which is further processed by regression to determine the binary interaction parameters of the NRTL and UNIQUAC models. Furthermore, the T-x-y diagrams are calculated using the completed thermodynamic models (NRTL and UNIQUAC) and the UNIFAC predictive model, and compared with the experimental diagrams.