Document Type : Regular Article
Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Hormozgan, Bandar Abbas, 71961, Iran
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Hormozgan, Bandar Abbas, 71961, Iran
The surface tensions of pure refrigerants were predicted using a density gradient theory (DGT) coupled with a perturbed hard-sphere equation of state (EoS) approach. The EoS is taken from the Carnahan –Starling hard-sphere equation with the perturbation term of Dohm-Prausnitz (CS-DP EoS), in which the relevant parameters to the molecular size and energies are universal functions of temperature in describing the equilibrium bulk properties. Then DGT+CS-DP EoS model has been employed for predicting the surface tension of 26 pure refrigerants taken from a Chemistry Webbook provided by NIST. Our calculations on the surface tension data from the DGT+CS-DP model led to an average absolute deviation of 4.84%. Then, the degree of accuracy of DGT+CS-DP model has also been compared with other DGT-based model.