Solubility Modeling of Some Chlorophenols in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide


  • Garlapati Mahesh Department of Chemical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, Jawahar Nagar, Kapra Mandal, Hyderabad 500078, India
  • Chandrasekhar Garlapati Department of Chemical Engineering, Puducherry Technological University (Formerly known as Pondicherry Engineering College), Puducherry 605 014, India



supercritical CO2, solubility modeling, Kwak-Mansoori mixing rules, RK EoS, chlorophenols


The basic information required to implement any supercritical processes is solubility. The solubility data is correlated with various models. For binary systems (solute-solvent), solubility data is limited in the literature, which makes it’s modelling essential. Equation of state (EoS) method is one of the best techniques to model solubility data. For EoS modelling to be implemented, critical properties of the solute and the solvent are essential but, the exact realistic properties are sparse for solutes. The present work deals with the modelling of the solubility of solid solutes in supercritical carbon dioxide solvent with and without critical properties of the solute. Redlich-Kwong (RK) EoS along with Kwak-Mansoori (KM) mixing rules is used for the solubility data modelling. In this work, three substituted phenols and supercritical carbon dioxide systems are considered for modelling. Finally, the correlating abilities of RK EoS along with KM mixing rules with and without critical properties of the solute are indicated in terms of the average absolute relative deviation percentage (AARD%) and Akaike information criterion (AIC).




How to Cite

Mahesh, G.; Garlapati, C. Solubility Modeling of Some Chlorophenols in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide. Fine Chemical Engineering 2023, 5, 49-59.