Solubility of Hexane in Aqueous Solutions of Methyldiethanolamine

Emad Alhseinat, Rana Danon, Cornelis Peters, Fawzi Banat

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This paper presents new experimental solubility data of hexane in aqueous amine solutions. A set of simple thermodynamics equilibrium cells were used to measure the solubility of hydrocarbons in aqueous amine systems in the range 298 K to 333 K. Analyses of aqueous liquid samples are performed using a gas chromatograph. It was observed that hexane solubility in methyldiethanolamine (MDEA) solutions increased with increasing temperature. Also, increasing amine concentration in the test solution increased the solubility of hexane. A simple model is developed in order to represent the activity coefficient of hexane in the aqueous MDEA solution in the range of 40 wt % to 50 wt % MDEA.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)3101-3105
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Chemical and Engineering Data
Issue number11
StatePublished - 12 Nov 2015


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