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SR-POLAR

The SR-POLAR property method is based on an equation-of-state model by Schwarzentruber and Renon,
which is an extension of the Redlich-Kwong-Soave equation of state. You can apply the SR-POLARmethod
to both non-polar and highly polar components, and to highly nonideal mixtures. This method is
recommended for high temperature and pressure applications

SR-POLAR requires:

Polar parameters for polar components. These parameters are determined automatically using vapor
pressure data generated from the General Pure Component Liquid Vapor Pressure model.
Binary parameters to accurately represent phase equilibria. The binary parameters are temperature-
dependent.

If you do not enter binary parameters, the Aspen Physical Property System estimates them automatically
using VLE data generated from the UNIFAC group contribution method. Therefore, the SR-POLAR
property method is predictive for any interaction that UNIFAC can predict at low pressures. The accuracy of
the prediction decreases with increasing pressure. You cannot use UNIFAC to predict interactions with light
gases.

SR-POLAR is an alternative property method that you can use for nonideal systems, instead of using an
activity coefficient property method, such as WILSON.

Parameter requirements for the SR-POLAR property method are in the tables labeled Parameters Required
for the SR-POLAR Property Method (see below) and Parameters Required for Common Flexible and
Predictive Models. For details about optional parameters, and calculation of pure component and mixture
properties, see Physical Property Models.

Mixture Types
You can use the SR-POLAR property method for mixtures of non-polar and polar compounds, in
combination with light gases.

Range
You can use the SR-POLAR property method up to high temperatures and pressures. You can expect fair
predictions up to about 50 bar. You can expect reasonable results at any condition, provided UNIFAC
interaction parameters are available. But results are least accurate close to the critical point.

Parameters Required for the SR-POLAR Property Method


Thermodynamic Properties Models Parameter Requirements
Vapor and liquid mixture Schwartzentruber-Renon TC, PC, OMEGA, Optional:
Fugacity coefficient, RKUPPn, RKUCn,
Density RKUKAn, RKULAn, RKUKBn
n = 0, 1, 2
Enthalpy, General pure component ideal (CPIG or CPIGDP)
Entropy, gas heat capacity
Gibbs energy
Schwartzentruber-Renon Optional:
RKUPPn, RKUCn,
RKUKAn, RKULAn, RKUKBn
n = 0, 1, 2