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Experimental approaches for the study and application of supercritical fluids



Thomas J. Bruno


The design of any process involving supercritical fluids requires some degree of knowledge about the thermophysical and chemical properties of the solvents, solutes and of the solvent + solute mixture. This knowledge can take the form of measured data, models based on measured data, or predictions. Clearly, the most costly approach is to obtain measured data for each property of interest, and the least accurate is to use predictions throughout. The best compromise is therefore the use of physical and engineering models that are based on measured properties that have a known and acceptable uncertainty. In this review, we cover the experimental aspects of the data required for process design with supercritical fluids.
Combustion Science and Technology


diffusion coefficient, solubility, supercritical fluids, transport properties, vapor pressure, vapor/liquid equilibrium


Bruno, T. (2007), Experimental approaches for the study and application of supercritical fluids, Combustion Science and Technology, [online], (Accessed June 12, 2024)


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Created January 25, 2007, Updated January 27, 2020