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13-46 The volumetric analysis of a mixture of gases is given. The volumetric and mass flow rates are to be determined
using three methods.
Properties The molar masses of O2, N2, CO2, and CH4 are 32.0, 28.0, 44.0, and 16.0 kg/kmol, respectively (Table A-1).
Analysis (a) We consider 100 kmol of this mixture. Noting that volume fractions are equal to the mole fractions, mass of
each component are
m O2  N O2 M O2  (30 kmol)(32 kg/kmol)  960 kg
m N2  N N2 M N2  (40 kmol)(28 kg/kmol)  1120 kg
30% O2
m CO2  N CO2 M CO2  (10 kmol)(44 kg/kmol)  440 kg 40% N2
m CH4  N CH4 M CH4  (20 kmol)(16 kg/kmol)  320 kg 10% CO2
20% CH4
The total mass is (by volume)
m m  m O2  m N2  m CO2  m CH4
 960  1120  440  320  2840 kg

The apparent molecular weight of the mixture is


Mixture
mm 2840 kg
Mm    28.40 kg/kmol 8 MPa, 15C
N m 100 kmol

The apparent gas constant of the mixture is


Ru 8.314 kJ/kmol  K
R   0.2927 kJ/kg  K
Mm 28.40 kg/kmol

The specific volume of the mixture is

RT (0.2927 kPa  m 3 /kg  K)(288 K)


v   0.01054 m 3 /kg
P 8000 kPa
The volume flow rate is

D 2  (0.02 m) 2
V  AV  V (3 m/s)  0.0009425 m 3 /s
4 4
and the mass flow rate is

V 0.0009425 m 3 /s
m    0.08942 kg/s
v 0.01054 m 3 /kg

(b) To use the Amagat’s law for this real gas mixture, we first need the mole fractions and the Z of each component at the
mixture temperature and pressure. The compressibility factors are obtained using Fig. A-15 to be
Tm 288 K  
T R ,O2    1.860  T R , N2 
288 K
 2.282
Tcr,O2 154.8 K  126.2 K 
 Z O2  0.95  Z N2  0.99
Pm 8 MPa
 1.575  
8 MPa
PR ,O2   PR , N2   2.360
Pcr,O2 5.08 MPa  3.39 MPa 

288 K  288 K 
T R ,CO2   0.947  T R ,CH4   1.507 
304.2 K 191.1 K
 Z CO2  0.199  Z CH4  0.85
8 MPa  8 MPa 
PR ,CO2   1.083 PR ,CH4   1.724
7.39 MPa  4.64 MPa 

and

Zm  y Z i i  y O2 Z O2  y O2 Z O2  y CO2 Z CO2  y CH4 Z CH4


 (0.30)(0.95)  (0.40)(0.99)  (0.10)(0.199)  (0.20)(0.85)  0.8709

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Then,

Z m RT (0.8709)(0.2927 kPa  m 3 /kg  K)(288 K)


v   0.009178 m 3 /kg
P 8000 kPa

V  0.0009425 m 3 /s

V 0.0009425 m 3 /s
m    0.10269 kg/s
v 0.009178 m 3 /kg

(c) To use Kay's rule, we need to determine the pseudo-critical temperature and pseudo-critical pressure of the mixture
using the critical point properties of mixture gases.

Tcr , m  yT i cr ,i  y O2 Tcr ,O2  y N2 Tcr , N2  y CO2 Tcr ,CO2  y CH4 Tcr ,CH4
 (0.30)(154.8 K)  (0.40)(126.2 K)  (0.10)(304.2 K)  (0.20)(191.1 K)  165.6 K
Pcr , m  y P i cr ,i  y O2 Pcr ,O2   y N2 Pcr , N2  y CO2 Pcr ,CO2  y CH4 Pcr ,CH4
 (0.30)(5.08 MPa)  (0.40)(3.39 MPa)  (0.10)(7.39 MPa)  (0.20)(4.64 MPa)  4.547 MPa
and
Tm 288 K 
TR  '
  1.739 
Tcr, m
165.6 K 
 Z m  0.92 (Fig. A-15)
Pm
 1.759 
8 MPa
PR  
'
Pcr, 4.547 MPa 
m 
Then,

Z m RT (0.92)(0.2927 kPa  m 3 /kg  K)(288 K)


v   0.009694 m 3 /kg
P 8000 kPa

V  0.0009425 m 3 /s

V 0.0009425 m 3 /s
m    0.009723 kg/s
v 0.09694 m 3 /kg

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