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Heat capacities and volumes of aqueous dicarboxylate salt solutions of relevance to the Bayer process

Tromans, A., Königsberger, E., May, P.M. and Hefter, G. (2005) Heat capacities and volumes of aqueous dicarboxylate salt solutions of relevance to the Bayer process. Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data, 50 (6). pp. 2019-2025.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/je0502400
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Abstract

Apparent molar volumes (Vφ) and heat capacities at constant pressure (Cpφ) of aqueous solutions of sodium oxalate (Na 2Ox), sodium succinate (Na2Suc), sodium malonate (Na 2Mal), and potassium oxalate (K2Ox) were determined at 25°C up to their saturation limits using vibrating tube densitometry and flow calorimetry. These data were fitted using the Redlich-Rosenfeld-Meyer and Pitzer models. It was established using literature data that Vφ and Cpφ of Na+ and K+ salts with a common anion are additive within well-defined limits even up to high concentrations. This was used to estimate hypothetical values of Cpφ and V φ at high ionic strengths for the sparingly soluble Na 2Ox, which are required for the thermodynamic modeling of concentrated electrolyte mixtures such as Bayer process solutions. These values were in reasonable agreement with those estimated using a Pitzer model with parameters for Na2SO4(aq).

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Chemical and Mathematical Science
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Copyright: © 2005 American Chemical Society.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/1153
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