Isobaric Vapor Liquid Equilibrium Determination for 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene + Ethanol and 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene + n-Butanol Binary Systems

  • Marilena Nicolae Petroleum Processing and Environmental Engineering Department, Faculty Petroleum Technology and Petrochemistry, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, 39 Bucuresti Blvd., 100680 Ploiesti, Romania
  • Costin Sorin Bîldea Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, University Politehnica of Bucharest, 1-7 Gheorghe Polizu St., sector 1, 011061 Bucharest, Romania https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7707-1366

Abstract

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.

Keywords: mesitylene, n-butanol, ethanol, VLE, NRTL, UNIQUAC
Published online
2019-10-30
How to Cite
Nicolae, M. and Bîldea, C. S. “Isobaric Vapor Liquid Equilibrium Determination for 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene + Ethanol and 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene + n-Butanol Binary Systems”, Periodica Polytechnica Chemical Engineering. doi: https://doi.org/10.3311/PPch.14526.
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