Laboratory of Thermophysical Properties of Fluids of CREVER has numerous experimental techniques for measuring thermophysical properties fluids, both pure as mixtures:
- Vapor Pressure; Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium
- Solubility; Solid-Liquid Equilibrium
- Density: Molar Volume
- Isobaric heat capacity
- Heat of mixing, solution, dilution, reaction
- Kinematic and dynamic viscosity
- Thermal Conductivity
In addition to experimental measurements, the Laboratory of Thermophysical Properties of Fluids also works in the modeling of thermophysical properties of fluids, with equations of state, methods for activity coefficients, etc.
For more than fifteen years, the Laboratory of Thermophysical Properties of Fluids has mainly worked in working fluids of interest in absorption heat pumps and refrigeration. Some of these fluids are listed continued:
- Ionic Liquids as absorbents
- Nanofluids as an absorbent of water
- Ammonia/sodium thiocyanate
- Ammonia/lithium nitrate
- Ammonia / lithium nitrate / Water
- Ammonia / Water / sodium hydroxide
- Water / lithium bromide / lithium nitrate / Cluroro lithium / lithium iodide
Techniques available for experimentally determining thermophysical properties of pure fluids and mixtures
- Calorimeter Setaram C80
- Microcalorimeter Setaram mDSC III
- Static Method for vapor pressure
- Densimetry vibrating-tube Anton Paar: DMA 602; DMA 512P; DMA 35
- Glass cell for solubility using iso- and poly-thermal methods.
- Variable-volume cell for solubility at high pressure by the polythermal method.
- Viscosimetry: capillary (Ubbelohde, Haake), falling-ball (Haake) and piston-type(Cambridge).
- Vapor Pressure Osmometer Knauer K7000
- Calorimetry for thermal conductivity at high pressure and temperature.
- Titrator Karl-Fischer Mettler Toledo C20
- Thermal Properties Analyzer Decagon KD2-Pro