A new apparatus for precise measurements of the vapor-liquid equilibria of mixtures by the circulation method has been developed. This apparatus has two special components: a high-stability temperature control system and a helium pressurization system. The temperature in the liquid bath surrounding the sample cell is kept constant within ±0.5 mK. The helium pressurization system increases the pressure of the sampled mixture when measuring the compositions at low temperatures by gas chromatography. With these components, the uncertainty in measuring the vapor-liquid equilibria has been reduced. Using this apparatus, the vapor-liquid equilibria of HFC-32/134a mixtures were measured in a temperature range of 263.15 to 293.15 K. These results are in good agreement with the calculated results from REFPROP (Ver. 6.0.1) with a relative pressure difference of about 2%.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics