Document Type : Regular Article
Department of chemistry and chemical engineering, Damghan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Damghan, Iran
School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Penang, Malaysia
In recent years, there is great attention by researchers in ionic liquid due to the huge potential for separation and reaction technology. Also, the heat capacity of ionic liquids is a substantial parameter for conclusive process designs and engineering calculations. A database for the heat capacity of ionic liquids created by compiling experimental data onto literature covering the period from 1971 to 2016 is reported. In this work, a temperature-dependent equation to the heat capacity for 141 pure ionic liquids is proposed. A database containing 6961 experimental data was used for the development of this model. Finally, a 7-parameter simple equation with the capability for predicting the heat capacity of ionic liquids is presented. The accuracy of the new model has been compared to the most precise models in the literature and the comparison indicates that the proposed method provides more accurate results than other models considered in this work. The average absolute percentage deviation from the new model is only 3.83%.