A thermodynamically consistent pseudo-potential lattice Boltzmann model for multi-component, multiphase, partially miscible mixtures

Cheng Peng, Luis F. Ayala, Orlando M. Ayala

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Abstract

Current multi-component, multiphase pseudo-potential lattice Boltzmann models have thermodynamic inconsistencies that prevent them to correctly predict the thermodynamic phase behavior of partially miscible multi-component fluids, such as hydrocarbon mixtures. This paper identifies these inconsistencies and attempts to design a thermodynamically consistent multi-component, multiphase pseudo-potential lattice Boltzmann model that allows mass transfer across the phase interfaces and is capable to predict the phase behavior of typically partially miscible hydrocarbon mixtures. The designed model defines the total interaction force for the phase and split the force into individual components. Through a properly derived force split factor associated with the volatility of each component, the model can achieve precise thermodynamic consistency in multi-component hydrocarbon mixtures, which is described by the iso-fugacity rule.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number110018
JournalJournal of Computational Physics
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

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