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Solubility of methane in brines from 0 to 300 degrees C.

Authors
Cramer-SD
Source
Ind Eng Chem Process Des Dev 1984 Jul; 23(3):533-538
NIOSHTIC No.
10004121
Abstract
The solubility of methane was measured in brines at temperatures from 0 to 300 deg c by the technique of gas extraction. Results, expressed in terms of the henry's law constant, were fit to a smoothing and interpolation formula for subsequent interpretation and analysis. The results can be extrapolated to temperatures above 300 deg c. The henry's law constant exhibits maximums in the temperature range 80 deg to 100 deg c. Methane is salted out with increased concentration of dissolved salts. The salting-out coefficient is strongly dependent upon temperature. The effect of temperature on solubility in a hypersaline geothermal brine is different from that for the simpler sodium chloride brines owing to the more complex chemistry of the geothermal brine.
CODEN
IEPDAW
Publication Date
19840701
Document Type
OP; Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1984
Identifying No.
OP 119-84
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
0196-4305
NIOSH Division
AVRC
Source Name
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Process Design and Development
State
MD
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