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Number: 2002-044-1-500 (previously 581/40/97)

Title: Solubility data related to industrial processes. Carbon dioxide in aqueous non-electrolyte solutions

Series: Solubility Data Series; editor-in-chief: Mark Salomon

Task Group
: P. Scharlin

Members: J. Salminen, A. E. Mather, P. G. T. Fogg, and M. Salomon

Evaluated data for the solubility of carbon dioxide are essential for the full understanding of its behavior in industrial processes and in natural environments.

Gas solubility is one of the fundamental properties of various gas absorption processes in the chemical industry. The removal of carbon dioxide from gas mixtures is a necessary and expensive step in many processes. It is of particular importance, for example, in the purification of ammonia synthesis gas, in the synthesis of liquid fuels from coal and in the upgrading of fuel gases. Absorption with suitable solvents provides a convenient method for the removal of CO2. The availability of accurate and reliable information on the equilibrium solubility of carbon dioxide in absorbing solvents as a function of temperature and pressure is of utmost importance in the rational design of gas-treating units. Such data will allow more economic construction and more nearly optimum operation of gas-treating plants. This volume will contain compiled and evaluated data on the solubility of CO2 in various industrially important aqueous solvents and solvent mixtures.

> Nov 2004 report update (pdf file - 13KB)

> May 2006 report update (pdf file - 20KB)
To be published as part of the IUPAC-NIST Solubility Data Series. in J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data.

> July 2007 report update (pdf file - 9KB)

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Last Update: 16 October 2007


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