1998 Volume 31 Issue 5 Pages 838-841
Supercritical CO2 can be used to remove phenol from waste water. For evaluation of various processing conditions, a model for the distribution coefficients of phenol is necessary, for example, when the aqueous phenol solutions are contacted with supercritical CO2. The range of distribution coefficients of phenol is 0.034 to 1.66, at 9.65 to 17.23 MPa, and 323 K. The objective of this paper is to extend the applicability of PRASOG to CO2 + water + phenol solution. The average deviations between the predicted and experimental distribution coefficients is 37.4%. For the four binary systems, i.e., phenol + water, phenol + CO2, m-cresol + CO2, and H2O + CO2, the average deviation of the pressure is 7.9%.