Island Type Liquid-Liquid Equilibrium Diagrams

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Consider a ternary mixture composed of water, dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), and tetrahydrofuran (THF). For user-set values of the temperature, this Demonstration computes the liquid-liquid equilibrium diagram, which is classified as an island type. A few tie lines (the green line segments) are included. An island binodal curve has two plait points that limit the tie lines on each side of the island. The plait points (the red dots) are calculated.


In addition, some representative data is given when you select the "table" tab. All calculations are based on the NRTL (non-random two-liquid) model and use the arc-length continuation technique. Parameters for the NRTL model were obtained from [1].


Contributed by: Housam Binous, Abdelmalek Hasseine, and Ahmed Bellagi (January 2016)
(University of Biskra, Algeria; King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, KSA; University of Monastir, Tunisia)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA




[1] A. Zuber, R. Raimundo, M. R. Mafra, L. C. Filho, J. V. Oliveira, and M. Corazza, "Thermodynamic Modeling of Ternary Liquid-Liquid Systems with Forming Immiscibility Islands," Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology, 56(6), 2013 pp. 1034–1042. doi:10.1590/S1516-89132013000600020.

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