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CARDONA, Luis F.; FORERO, Luis A.  and  VELASQUEZ, Jorge A.. Modeling the Viscosity Based on Peng-Robinson Type Cubic μTP Equation. Inf. tecnol. [online]. 2019, vol.30, n.4, pp.259-272. ISSN 0718-0764.

A viscosity model based on the Peng-Robinson cubic equation of state is applied. The model has been used to correlate and predict viscosities of pure substances and mixtures especially in the saturation zone. The parameters of the model are generalized in terms of the molar mass. The generalized expressions are estimated by fitting the experimental data for a group of alkanes and alcohols. Average deviations between calculated values and experimental data for alkanes and alcohols are 6.26% and 7.21%. Some predictive calculations are performed for alkanes and alcohols finding average absolute deviation of 3.99% and 13.76%. To extend the model to mixtures, some binary mixtures calculations are performed using three mixing rule approaches. The results obtained with the simple, one and two interaction parameters mixing rules are 18.66%, 10.31% and 3.85%. The results indicate that the new viscosity model provides results that can be considered adequate and consistent taking in account the simplicity of the generalized expressions.

Keywords : viscosity; cubic equation of state; pure substances; mixtures.

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