Vapor-liquid equilibria from perturbation gas chromatography. Part II: Application to the polybutadiene/benzene/cyclohexane ternary system



This work brings together recent gas chromatography experiments and theory involving multiple sorbing species at finite concentration, and theories for multicomponent polymer solutions by means of the parameter estimation procedure of Part 1. Results quantitatively describe the wide variation in peak retention times that are caused by phase equilibrium and chromatographic interference, the best solution models doing so to within or near experimental error. The chromatographic method is capable of detecting differences and peculiarities in the various polymer solution models in both the accuracy of the calculated retention times and the sensitivities of the calculations to the model parameters. Perturbation chromatography offers some unique capabilities for multicomponent vapor-liquid equilibrium determinations.