Accession Number : ADD095338

Title :   An Equation of State for Fluid Ethylene.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL STANDARD REFERENCE DATA SYSTEM

Personal Author(s) : McCarty, R D ; Jacobsen, R T

Report Date : Jul 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 164

Abstract : A thermodynamic property formulation for ethylene, developed as a part of a joint industry-government project, is presented. The formulation includes an equation of state, vapor pressure equation, and equation for the ideal gas heat capacity. The coefficients were determined by a least squares fit of selected experimental data. Comparisons of property values calculated using the equation of state with measured values are given. The equation of state is not valid in the critical region (pc + or - 0.3 pc for temperatures of Tc + or - 0.05 Tc). Errors on the order of 20 percent for derived properties and 10 percent for density may be encountered near the critical point. Tables of the thermodynamic properties of ethylene for the liquid and vapor phases for temperatures from the freezing line of 450 K with pressures to 40 MPa are presented. The equation of state and its derivative and integral functions for calculating thermodynamic properties are included. Estimates of the accuracy of calculated properties are given. A guide for use of computer programs for the calculation of thermodynamic properties of ethylene with listings of subprograms and a sample program to illustrate the use and results of the program are included. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ETHYLENE, *EQUATIONS OF STATE, *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES, VALUE, TABLES(DATA), TABULATION PROCESSES, FORMULATIONS(CHEMISTRY), CRITICAL TEMPERATURE, COMPUTATIONS

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE