Liquid-liquid equilibrium (LLE) data for different systems involving ionic liquids are essential for design, optimization and operation of separation processes, such as recovery of valuable products and remotion of polluting agents in effluents. In this work, the ASOG model for the activity coefficient is used to predict LLE data for 32 ternary systems at 101.3 kPa and several temperatures; all the systems are formed by ionic liquids including the tetrafluoroborate anion plus alkanes, alkenes, cycloalkanes, alkanols, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters and aromatics. New group interaction parameters were determined by using a modified Simplex method, minimizing a composition-based objective function. The results, in terms of mean deviation between the experimental and calculated compositions, are satisfactory, with rms deviations of about 4%.
- Ionic liquids
- Liquid-liquid equilibrium