Solubility and Diffusivity Data for the Absorption of COS, CO2, and N2O in Amine Solutions

Rob J. Littel, Geert F. Versteeg, Wlm P.M. van Swaaij

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Absorption data for COS and N2O in aqueous solutions of N-methyldiethanolamine (MDEA), ethylene glycol, and sulfolane (tetrahydrothiophene 1,1-dioxide) at 298 K and solubility data for COS in water at temperatures ranging from 298 to 338 K are presented. Also density, viscosity, N2O solubility, and N2O diffusivity data are reported for a wide range of aqueous alkanolamine solutions, aqueous mixtures of alkanolamines, and solutions of MDEA in water/ethanol. It is shown that an analogy between COS and N2O with respect to gas solubility in aqueous solutions of ethylene glycol and sulfolane holds up to about 25 mass %. This seems to justify, for engineering purposes, the application of this analogy for the estimation of COS solubilities in diluted aqueous amine solutions. Direct verification of a COS-N2O analogy was provided by absorption of N2O and COS into aqueous MDEA solutions in a laminar film reactor.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-55
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Chemical & Engineering Data
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1992

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