Journal article

A method for activity calculations in saline and mixed solvent solutions at elevated temperature and pressure: A framework for geological phase equilibria calculations

Katy Evans, Roger Powell

GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2006

Abstract

Quantitative thermodynamic calculations that involve aqueous fluids have proved difficult because of the complexity of the interactions that occur within the fluids. Existing thermodynamic models are difficult to apply to mixed solvent or highly saline solutions at P > 0.3 GPa and T > 300 °C. This work constructs a method for activity-composition calculations in saline, mixed solvent, supercritical aqueous solutions. Mixing is formulated on a mole-fraction scale in terms of a set of independent end-members that describe composition and speciation within the solution. The ideal mixing term takes speciation into account and avoids problems with the common ion effect. Non-ideal interactions are..

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