Isochoric bubble point data for binary systems of 1 (ethane) in 2 (decane, undecane, dodecane and tridecane)

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In this communication, a new set of vapour liquid equilibrium (bubble point) data were obtained for ethane-decane, ethane-undecane, ethane-dodecane and ethane-tridecane binary systems. The datasets were obtained using constant-volume (isochoric) method. The datasets cover temperatures from 260 to 373 K and pressures from 0.6 to 10 MPa for all binary systems. A total of five compositions were studied for each of the binary systems ranging from ethane rich compositions to compositions rich in decane, undecane, dodecane and tridecane respectively. Datasets obtained were used to adjust the binary interaction parameters (BIP) for Peng-Robinson (PR), Perturbed Chain Statistical Associating Fluid Theory (PC-SAFT) and the Multi-Fluid Helmholtz Energy Approximation (MFHEA) equations of state (EoS). Quadratic temperature dependent BIP functions were obtained for PR-EoS using a combination of datasets from this work and those published in the literature for the ethane-decane and ethane-dodecane binary systems. Correlation of the datapoints from this work with the PR-EoS, PC-SAFT-EoS and MFHEA EoS yielded very low average absolute deviations (AADs) of less than 5% for all the datasets. Expanded uncertainties associated with each of the bubble point temperatures and pressures obtained are also reported at 95% confidence interval. Expanded uncertainties in all the compositions studied were found to be less than 0.002 at 95% confidence interval.
Original languageEnglish
Article number113968
JournalFluid Phase Equilibria
Early online date13 Oct 2023
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2024


  • Binary interaction parameters
  • Bubble point data
  • Ethane
  • Gas condensates stabilisation
  • Isochoric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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