The viscosities of liquid mixtures of n-butane, n-hexane, and n-octane with squalane that represent model mixtures of refrigerants with refrigeration oil were measured at temperatures between 273.15 and 333.15 K, and at pressures from 0.1 to 30 MPa, by 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 to a Tait-like equation within 2.8%. There are larger deviations between the experimental data and calculated values predicted by the equation of Kanti et al., which is derived from the Flory theory. By introducing an interaction parameter of the energetic mixing rule into the equation, the deviations were significantly reduced.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics