Volatile organic compounds - Biphenyl thermodynamic interactions

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This work focused on the thermodynamic interactions involving volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and biphenyl. The solubility of 60 VOCs in biphenyl was studied using group contribution methods. The modified UNIFAC Dortmund and Lyngby were used to compute the required phase equilibrium in the form of infinite dilution activity coefficients. Six family groups were studied mainly alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, aldehydes, alcohols, and carboxylic acids. The Modified UNIFAC Dortmund performed better than the Modified UNIFAC Lyngby. Biphenyl showed excellent absorption affinity for all VOCs in particular for alkynes and aldehydes. The solubility decreased with increase in VOC molecular weight.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Congress on Engineering, WCE 2014
EditorsCraig Douglas, S. I. Ao, S. I. Ao, Warren S. Grundfest, Jon Burgstone, Craig Douglas, Jon Burgstone, S. I. Ao
PublisherNewswood Limited
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9789881925374
ISBN (Print)9789881925350
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
EventWorld Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2014, WCECS 2014 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Oct 22 2014Oct 24 2014


OtherWorld Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2014, WCECS 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)


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