Solubility of PbO in supercritical water

Chiaki Yokoyama, Atsushi Iwabuchi, Shinji Takahashi, Katsuhiko Takeuchi

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

13 Citations (Scopus)


Supercritical water (SCF-H2O) has been extensively used as a solvent to obtain finely divided powders of both crystalline and amorphous particles in the process called rapid expansion of the supercritical fluid solutions (RESS). Solubility data of inorganic substances in SFC-H2O are needed for a design purpose of the RESS process. However, so far the solubility data of inorganic substances in SCF-H2O near the critical point of H2O are very scarce. The purpose of this study is to provide the solubility data of PbO in SCF-H2O with the use of an one-pass flow apparatus. In order to check an experimental procedure, we also measured the solubility of SiO2 in SCF-H2O and compared the present results and the literature ones. The present results were analyzed with the hydration reaction model proposed by Wendelant and Glemser. The values of the degree of polymerization and solvation of PbO were determined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-331
Number of pages9
JournalFluid Phase Equilibria
Issue numberpt 1
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Fluid Properties and Phase Equilibria for Chemical Process Design 1992 - Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
Duration: 1992 Jul 191992 Jul 24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Solubility of PbO in supercritical water'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this