Solubility of Solutes in Compressed Gases: Dilute Solution Theory

Xiaorong Wang, Lawrence L. Tavlarides

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A dilute solution theory is developed for describing the thermodynamic behavior of a compressed gaseous dilute solution. The considerations follow generally accepted statistical treatments for describing dilute liquid solutions. The theory is self-consistent with the ideal gas law for dilute gases and with Henry's law for dilute liquid (or solid) solutions. Further, it provides a simple linear relationship which represents well the solubility behavior of a heavy solute (solid or liquid) in a gaseous solvent over relatively wide density regions of the solvent (i.e., 0 ⩽ ρ ⩽ 2.0/Vc).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)724-729
Number of pages6
JournalIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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