Measurements of the liquid viscosities of mixtures of isobutane with squalane to 30 MPa

A. Kumagai, D. Tomida, C. Yokoyama

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Abstract

The viscosities of liquid mixtures of isobutane with squalane, which seem to be representative of mixtures of refrigerants with refrigeration oil, were measured from 273.15 to 333.15 K at pressures to 30 MPa using a falling-body viscometer. The uncertainty of the measurements was estimated to be no larger than 2.9%. The experimental viscosity values were fitted with a Tait-like equation within 2.8%. There are large deviations between the experimental data and calculated values predicted by the equation of Kanti et al., which is derived from Flory's theory. By introducing two index numbers of the energetic mixing rule into the equation, the predictions could be improved considerably.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1111-1119
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Thermophysics
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Aug

Keywords

  • High pressure
  • Isobutane
  • Liquid mixture
  • Squalane
  • Viscosity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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