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Linear Relationships for Modeling CO2 Absorption in Aqueous Alkanolamine Solutions in a Thermodynamically Consistent Way
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  • Xiaoshuai Yuan,
  • Chin Feng Ng,
  • Nikolic Heather,
  • Kunlei Liu
Xiaoshuai Yuan
University of Kentucky

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Chin Feng Ng
University of Kentucky
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Nikolic Heather
University of Kentucky
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Kunlei Liu
University of Kentucky
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A thermodynamically consistent model for the carbon dioxide (CO2) absorption in aqueous alkanolamine system is of great importance in the research and development of a CO2 capture process. To facilitate the development of thermodynamic models, linear Gibbs free energy, enthalpy, and heat capacity relationships using well-known amines as reference are used to correlate the standard reference state properties of ionic species with those of molecular species in the electrolyte system, which has been approved to provide a reliable and consistent way to estimate required parameters when there is minimal or no appropriate experimental data available. The proposed relationships have been applied to the development of an electrolyte Non-Random Two Liquid (NRTL) activity coefficient model for CO2 absorption in aqueous 1-amino-2-propanol (A2P) solution, as an example to demonstration the methodology. With limited vapor-liquid equilibrium data and other thermodynamic properties, the parameters in the electrolyte NRTL model are identified with good accuracy.
31 Aug 2021Submitted to AIChE Journal
01 Sep 2021Submission Checks Completed
01 Sep 2021Assigned to Editor
22 Sep 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
19 Dec 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
28 Dec 20211st Revision Received
29 Dec 2021Submission Checks Completed
29 Dec 2021Assigned to Editor
16 Jan 2022Editorial Decision: Accept