Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering

, Volume 22, Issue 6, pp 949–959 | Cite as

An extension of the group contribution method for estimating thermodynamic and transport properties. Part III. Noble gases



Earlier work on the group contribution method applied to the Kihara potential is extended to noble gases for the estimation of second virial coefficients, dilute gas viscosities and diffusivities with a single set of gas group parameters. Group parameters are determined when second virial coefficient and viscosity data of pure gases are satisfactorily fitted within the experimental uncertainties. Parameters for gas groups (He, Ne, Ar, Kr and Xe) are found to provide good predictions of mixture properties: second virial cross coefficients, mixture viscosities, and binary diffusion coefficients. Application of the model shows that second virial coefficient data are represented with good results comparable to the values by means of the corresponding states correlation. The reliability of the present model in viscosity predictions is proved by comparison with the Lucas method. Prediction results of diffusivity are in excellent agreement with literature data and compare well with values obtained by means of the Fuller method.

Key words

Theory Group Contribution Kihara Potential Noble Gas Second Virial Coefficient Viscosity Diffusivity 


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  1. 1.Chemical and Biochemical Engineering DepartmentKon-Yang UniversityChungnamKorea

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