Ternary critical point determination of experimental demixion curve: calculation method, relevance and limits
1 Laboratoire des Multimatériaux et Interfaces, UMR 5615 Université Lyon 1/CNRS, 69622, Villeurbanne, France
2 Prosim SA, Immeuble Stratège A, 51 rue Ampère, F-31670, Labège, France
In many cases of miscibility gap in ternary systems, one critical point at least, stable or metastable, can be observed under isobaric and isothermal conditions. The experimental determination of this invariant point is difficult but its knowledge is essential. The authors propose a method for calculating the composition of the invariant solution starting from the composition of the liquid phases in equilibrium. The computing method is based on the barycentric properties of the conjugate solutions (binodal points) and an extension of the straight diameter method. A systematic study was carried out on a large number of ternary systems involving diverse constituents (230 sets ternary systems at various temperatures). Thus the results are presented and analyzed by means of consistency tests.
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