Predicting phase behavior in aqueous systems without fitting binary parameters I: CP-PC-SAFT EOS, aromatic compounds



This study examines an accuracy of CP-PC-SAFT attached by the 4C cross-association scheme and zero values of binary parameters in predicting the high temperature-high pressure phase behavior in aqueous systems of aromatic compounds containing one and two benzoic rings, CO2 and cis-decalin. In spite of the noteworthy complexity of these systems and the entirely predictive nature of the current approach, it correctly predicts the topology of phase behavior and typically yields the quantitatively accurate estimations of critical loci and the hydrocarbon–rich liquid phases in wide range of conditions. The available single phase volumetric data are also predicted accurately. Unfortunately, it is not a case of the water–rich phases exhibiting very small hydrocarbon concentrations. Nevertheless, the model is still capable of capturing the solubility minima characteristic for these phases around the room temperature. Predictions of the recent version of Simplified PC-SAFT proposed by Liang et al. (2014) are also discussed. © 2017 American Institute of Chemical Engineers AIChE J, 63: 4124–4135, 2017