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Flash-point prediction for binary partially miscible mixtures of flammable solvents

Liaw, Horng-Jang and Lu, Wen-Hung and Gerbaud, Vincent and Chen, Chan-Cheng Flash-point prediction for binary partially miscible mixtures of flammable solvents. (2008) Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol. 1 . pp. 1165-1175. ISSN 0304-3894

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2007.09.078

Abstract

Flash point is the most important variable used to characterize fire and explosion hazard of liquids. Herein, partially miscible mixtures are presented within the context of liquid-liquid extraction processes. This paper describes development of a model for predicting the flash point of binary partially miscible mixtures of flammable solvents. To confirm the predictive efficacy of the derived flash points, the model was verified by comparing the predicted values with the experimental data for the studied mixtures: methanol + octane; methanol + decane; acetone + decane; methanol + 2,2,4-trimethylpentane; and, ethanol + tetradecane. Our results reveal that immiscibility in the two liquid phases should not be ignored in the prediction of flash point. Overall, the predictive results of this proposed model describe the experimental data well. Based on this evidence, therefore, it appears reasonable to suggest potential application for our model in assessment of fire and explosion hazards, and development of inherently safer designs for chemical processes containing binary partially miscible mixtures of flammable solvents.

Item Type:Article
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Other partners > China Medical University (TAIWAN)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT
Université de Toulouse > Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III - UPS
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS
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Deposited By: Vincent GERBAUD

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