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Effect of Water Saturation on H2 and CO Solubility in Hydrocarbons

Department of Chemical, Biochemical and Bio Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC 27411, USA
ChemEngineering 2019, 3(1), 21;
Received: 31 August 2018 / Revised: 24 January 2019 / Accepted: 28 January 2019 / Published: 22 February 2019
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The effect of water on the solubility of syngas in hydrocarbons has typically been ignored when developing models for Fischer-Tropsch slurry bubble column reactors (SBCR), despite water being a major by-product. Therefore, a generalized correlation was developed to predict water solubility in hydrocarbons at high temperatures, and was used to calculate the effect of water saturation on H2 and CO solubility in hydrocarbons using the Span Wagner equation of state. The presence of water was shown to have a much more significant effect on H2 solubility in hydrocarbons, compared to CO. View Full-Text
Keywords: solubility; water; hydrocarbons; syngas; Fischer-Tropsch; water-hydrocarbon mixtures solubility; water; hydrocarbons; syngas; Fischer-Tropsch; water-hydrocarbon mixtures

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