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Methane, International Thermodynamic Tables
of the Fluid State Vol 13

W. Wagner, K. M. de Reuck

Blackwell Science,1996 [ISBN

The considerable growth in recent years of the natural gas industry throughout the world and increasing improvements in the optimization of chemical plants have led to the requirement for the thermodynamic properties of methane, its major component, at ever higher accuracies for design of processes such as liquification, separation, storage, pumping and transport of natural gas. The major part of this book consists of tables of the equilibrium thermodynamic properties of methane for both the gas and liquid phases and along the saturation and melting curves. The tables cover the range 92 K to 620 K for pressures up to 1000 MPa. The properties listed are volume, entropy, enthalpy, isobaric heat capacity, compression factor, fugacity-pressure ratio, Joule-Thomson coefficient, ratio of heat capacities and speed of sound as functions of pressure and temperature and pressure, entropy, internal energy and isochoric heat capacity as functions of density and temperature. The text describes the construction of the equation of state used to calculate the tables together with a critical assessment of the accuracy of all the available experimental data and gives comparisons of the tables with the data.

* completely revised and updated
* tables, equations and text based on recent and more accurate measurements
* tables given for all the equilibrium thermodynamic properties covering the entire range of experimental data


Experimental results; The equation of state; Auxiliary equations; The IUPAC tables

56 illustrations
368 pages


© 1998 Blackwell Science Ltd



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