COSMO-SAC Sigma Profile Generation with Conceptual Segment Concept

Md Rashedul Islam, Chau-Chyun Chen

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Solvation thermodynamics-based models for predicting liquid-phase nonidealities: and fluid-phase equilibria at gaining attention in modern chemical process and product development. Among this class of thermodynamic models, COSMO-RS and COSMO-SAC ate two variants used extensively in industry. A key input to these models is the so-called sigma profile, i.e., a histogram of charge density distribution I.:Wet the molecular surface. Typically, sigma profiles are generated from quantum mechanical Calculations with molecular structure and conformation information as inputs to the calculation. We present an alternative approach for generating sigma profiles from experimental fluid-phase equilibrium data, i.e., solubility. Specifically, we incorporate the conceptual segment Concept of NRTL-SAC activity coefficient model into sigma profile generation. We generate "apparent" sigma profiles from linear combination of sigma profiles of conceptual Segments represented by reference molecules selecte
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4441-4454
JournalIndustrial & Engineering Chemistry Research
StatePublished - Apr 2015


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