Solubility of CO2 in deep eutectic solvents: Experiments and modelling using the Peng-Robinson equation of state

Emad Ali, Mohamed K. Hadj-Kali, Sarwono Mulyono, Inas Alnashef, Anis Fakeeha, Farouq Mjalli, Adeeb Hayyan

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Carbon dioxide capture and sequestration is drawing increasing attention as a potential method for controlling greenhouse gas emissions. Low cost ionic liquid analogues, namely, deep eutectic solvents (DESs), have attracted more attention for use in a diversity of applications. DESs exhibit many favourable properties, such as availability, non-toxicity, biodegradability, recyclability, non-flammability, and low price.In this work, phosphonium- and ammonium-based DESs with different hydrogen bond donors (HBD) have been synthesised. Then, the CO2 solubility in the synthesised DESs at a fixed pressure and temperature was determined, experimentally. Furthermore, a mathematical model based on the Peng-Robinson (PR) equation of state (EoS) was developed to correlate the CO2 solubility in these types of DESs. The model was validated with the obtained experimental data and tested with other specific DESs reported in the literature over a wide range of temperature and pressure values. In general, there was a good agreement between the experimental data and the calculated data using PR EoS. The obtained model can be utilised to study the effectiveness of using DES in CO2 capturing processes or any other separation processes.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)1898-1906
Number of pages9
JournalChemical Engineering Research and Design
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2014


  • CO capturing
  • CO solubility
  • Deep eutectic solvent
  • Peng-Robinson EoS
  • VLE data


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