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Determination of the potential energy surfaces of refrigerant mixtures and their gas transport coefficients

ABSTRACT
In this work, the inversion scheme was used to determine the potential energy surfaces of five polar refrigerant mixtures. The systems studied here are R123-R134a, R123-R142b, R123-R152a, R142b-R134a, and R142b-R152a. The low-density transport coefficients of the refrigerant mixtures were calculated from the new invert potentials by the classical kinetic theory. The viscosity coefficient, binary diffusion coefficient, and thermal diffusion factor were computed for the temperature range from 313.15-973.15 K. The agreement with the NIST viscosity data demonstrates that the present calculated values are accurate enough to supplement experimental data over an extended temperature range. Correlations of the transport properties were also provided for the refrigerant mixtures at equimolar ratios.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2015-05-28
PAPER REVISED: 2015-09-01
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2015-10-28
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2015-12-13
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI150528185S
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