Critical Point Prediction Using a Multi-Fluid Generalized Corresponding States Principle

Richard L. Smith, Amyn S. Teja

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The Generalized Corresponding States Principle (GCSP), based on the properties of two nonspherical reference fluids, offers flexibility and ease of computation for the prediction of thermodynamic and transport properties of pure fluids and fluid mixtures. In this work, the multi-fluid GCSP is used for the calculation of the critical properties of mixtures. Classes of mixtures studied include those containing: (1) simple spherical molecules; (2) large quasi-spherical molecules such as the cyclosiloxanes; (3) both spherical and large nonspherical molecules such as those important in supercritical extraction and hydrocarbon processing; and (4) molecules exhibiting strong dipole moments. The advantages of the GCSP method are outlined, particularly for fluids not usually amenable to conventional corresponding states treatments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-223
Number of pages13
JournalChemical Engineering Communications
Issue number4-6
Publication statusPublished - 1986 May 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Corresponding states/Mixture calculations
  • Critical points

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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