Applicability of NRTL Model for Prediction of the Viscosity of Alkanolamine + Water Mixtures
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Original versionLinköping Electronic Conference Proceedings. 2020, 170, 73-77. 10.3384/ecp2017073
This study discusses the applicability of the non-random two-liquid (NRTL) model to represent viscosity for MEA (monoethanol amine) + H2O and AMP (2-amino-2-methyl-1-propanol) + MEA (monoethanol amine) + H2O mixtures under different amine concentrations at temperature ranges of 293.15 K– 363.15 K and 293.15 K – 343.15 K respectively. The NRTL model is adopted to determine excess Gibbs free energy of mixing and the Eyring’s viscosity model based on absolute rate theory is used to obtain excess free energy of activation for viscous flow. The correlations are proposed for the viscous flow as a function of concentration of the components, temperature and Gibbs free energy. Correlations are capable of representing measured viscosities at 1.3% and 0.3% of absolute average relative deviation (AARD %) for MEA + H2O and AMP + MEA + H2O mixtures respectively. These deviations are acceptable for engineering calculations and correlations can be used in process design and simulations like Aspen HYSYS and ASPEN Plus.
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