Simultaneous Determination of Thermal and Mutual Diffusivity of Binary Mixtures of n‑Octacosane with Carbon Monoxide, Hydrogen, and Water by Dynamic Light Scattering Academic Article uri icon


  • It is demonstrated that thermal and mutual diffusivities of binary mixtures of n-octacosane (n-C28H58) with carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen (H2), and water (H2O) are simultaneously accessible by dynamic light scattering (DLS). As the light-scattering signals originating from thermal and concentration fluctuations appear in similar time scales, different data evaluation strategies were tested to achieve minimum uncertainties in the resulting transport properties. To test the agreement of the respective theoretical model with the DLS signals in the regression, an improved multifit procedure is introduced. With the selected data evaluation strategy, uncertainties of 4 to 15% and 4 to 30% in the thermal and mutual diffusivities, respectively, could be obtained for the binary mixtures. The mutual diffusivities for the mixtures measured at temperatures ranging from 398 to 523 K and pressures of 5 to 30 bar at saturation conditions are in good agreement with molecular dynamics simulations and data from the literature.

author list (cited authors)

  • Heller, A., Koller, T. M., Rausch, M. H., Fleys, M., Bos, A., van der Laan, G. P., ... Fröba, A. P.

publication date

  • January 1, 2014 11:11 AM