CO 2  + Methanol + Glycerol: Multiphase behaviour

Gonçalo V.s.m. Carrera, Zoran P. Visak, Rafal M. Lukasik, Manuel Nunes Da Ponte

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The phase behaviour of the system CO2 + methanol + glycerol has been studied at low concentrations of this tri-alcohol. The synthetic method was implemented in a visual sapphire cell. New phase diagrams were obtained at temperatures of 313.15 and 333.15 K. Different methanol/glycerol molar ratios of 113, 50 and 30 were considered and its influence on phase behaviour accounted for. Pressures were varied from 6.03 to 11.44 MPa. A specific experiment is reported, starting from an initial volume of 4 mL of liquid mixture methanol + glycerol (methanol/glycerol molar ratio 30), where, with a stepwise addition of CO2, diverse fluid phase phenomena were detected, such as VLE, Critical Point, VLLE, VLLLE, LLE and LE.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-264
JournalJournal of Supercritical Fluids
Early online date20 Dec 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018

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Funding: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Portugal) through Projects ERA-CHEM/2008/000, PTDC/EQU-EPR/103505/2008, and Pest-C/EQB/LA0006/2013 and postdoctoral fellowship(GVSMC) SFRH/BPD/72095/2010.


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