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Simulation modeling of the phase behavior of palm oil-supercritical carbon dioxide

Lim, Chee Siang and Abd. Manan, Zainuddin and Sarmidi, Mohamad Roji (2003) Simulation modeling of the phase behavior of palm oil-supercritical carbon dioxide. JAOCS, Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 80 (11). pp. 1147-1156. ISSN 1558-9331

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11746-003-0834-6

Abstract

The phase behavior of crude palm oil (CPO) with supercritical CO2 was successfully modeled in an Aspen Plus® 10.2.1 commercial simulator (Aspen Technology Inc., Cambridge, MA) using the Redlich-Kwong-Aspen (RKA) equation of state thermodynamic model. The modeling procedure involved estimating pure component vapor pressures and critical properties and computing a regression of phase equilibrium behavior. The interaction parameters for the RKA model were obtained from the regression of experimental phase equilibrium data for a binary system of palm oil components-supercritical CO2 available in the literature. The distribution coefficients and solubilities of palm oil components obtained from this simulation showed good agreement with experimental data obtained from the literature. The model provides an efficient and cost-effective alternative for the preliminary design and optimization of a supercritical fluid extraction process involving a complex CPO-supercritical CO2 system.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Palm oil, phase equilibrium, supercritical carbon dioxide, thermodynamic modeling
Subjects:T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:7554
Deposited By: Norhafizah Hussin
Deposited On:08 Jan 2009 08:02
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 15:53

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