1 Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark
Pseudocomponent Selection and Multiphase Regions
The Soave-Redlich-Kwong (SRK) equation of state was used to investigate and develop several aspects of the modeling of natural petroleum fluids.A new method was presented for numerical evaluation of PVT experiments. This method was used in the estimation of binary interaction parameters. A comphrensive study of pseudoization procedures is presented. It is concluded that the compared methods exhibit results of comparable accuracy, and that six to eight pseudocomponents are needed for optimal representation of petroleum fluids.Finally, it is investigated how well the EOS can represent the VLLE that exists for mixtures of CO2 and crude oils. Good results are obtained, and a tuning procedure is proposed for improved representation of the three phase equilibria.