Title

New model calculates solubility of light Alkanes in triethylene gycol

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Bahadori, A 2009, 'New model calculates solubility of light Alkanes in triethylene gycol', Petroleum Chemistry, vol. 49, no. 2, pp. 188-196.

Published version available from:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1134/S0965544109020133

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

New model, which cover the full range of dehydration-plant operating conditions and wide range of experimental data results, estimate the amount of CH 4 , C 2 H 6 and C 3 H 8 absorbed per volume of triethylene glycol (TEG) circulated vs. the reduced partial pressure of light Alkanes and the absorber reduced temperature. TEG has a tendency to remove the hydrocarbons. Hydrocarbon solubility is a major factor when considering the use of a physical solvent. Quantifying this amount of absorption is critical in order to minimize hydrocarbon losses or to optimize hydrocarbon recovery. This article provides comparisons with experimental data.